Fundraiser for youth ice hockey team

Players attend schools from Bath to Rockland
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 8:30am
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One of the silent auction items at the Ice Cats fundraiser will be this Boston Bruins jersey autographed by Bobby Orr. Courtesy photo

The Mid Coast Ice Cats, a cooperative JV hockey program based at the Mid-Coast Recreation Center in Rockport, are hosting a spaghetti dinner/silent auction on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Elks Lodge in Rockland from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to support a great local hockey program.

Made up of players who attend schools from Rockland to Bath that do not offer ice hockey programs, the Ice Cats have been going strong for 13 years. They play a JV schedule against powerhouse programs like Lewiston, St. Dom’s, Kent’s Hill and North Yarmouth Academy. Coached by Steve Hand, the ‘Cats are 7-2-1 this year and have been playing  disciplined, team-first hockey.

The dinner and auction will help the financially self-sufficient team continue to offer ice hockey opportunities to unaffiliated high school age players. With ice rental costs, equipment and fund raising needs, hockey is an expensive sport. The Ice Cats are hoping for a robust turnout on Feb. 18 in an effort to raise $3,500 to help fund the program.

Among some of the auction items on offer are a cord of wood, four gallons of California paint, Havens Candies, a Boston Bruins jersey signed by Bobby Orr, a firewood rack with cover, a portable outdoor fire pit, a fireplace screen, Maine-made metal garden sculptures, seven cubic yards of ¾” gravel, golf for four at Samoset Resort with cart, 21-day membership for two at Hybrid Gym, a turkey fryer, and lots more.

The cost for the dinner is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information and ticket availability, contact Eve Jamieson at ejamieson@roadrunner.com or call 633-2194. Look for the Mid Coast Ice Cats Hockey on Facebook to follow auction updates.