Women’s hockey raises $3,620 at Pink at the Rink

Union players Emily Erickson ’17, Jamie Smith ’16 and Kelli Mackey ’19 battle Colgate’s Lauren Wildfang in Saturday’s Pink at the Rink game against Colgate University. The Dutchwomen lost the game 0-1, bringing their season record to 0-22-6 overall, but raised $3,620 to benefit Kristen’s Kause. (Anna Klug | Concordiensis)

The women’s ice hockey team hosted its ninth annual Pink at the Rink event on Saturday, raising $3,620 to donate in support of finding a cure for cancer.

The team will donate the money they raised to Kristen’s Kause, an organization that supports Kristen Shinebarger, 13, and other members of the Union community affected by cancer. Shinebarger is the daughter of a member of the campus community and a fan of Union Hockey.

The Dutchwomen raised money by selling items, such as T-shirts, to support their cause. Along with the money they raised selling these items, the Dutchwomen also raised $1,290 at the game, for a total of $3,620.

During the game, the Dutchwomen wore pink jerseys, pink wrist bands, pink laces and pink socks as a way to raise awareness of cancer and show their support for those battling cancer.

The Dutchwomen battled hard against the Raiders, losing the game 1-0. Both teams were scoreless in both the first and third periods, but Colgate was able to get on the board with a power play goal at 13:28 of the second period.

The women’s hockey team has been struggling this year.

They have yet to win a game this season, but there are still plenty of games left for them to redeem themselves. So far the Dutchwomen have an overall record of 0-22-6.

They’ve lost all 13 games they have played at Messa Rink, and have lost nine and tied six games while playing away.

The Dutchwomen have three more weekends of games left this year to try to get in a win.

Kathryn Tomaselli ’16 is leading the team in points, with a total of three assists and a team-high seven goals.

Goaltender Melissa Black ’19 currently ranks 11th in the NCAA in save percentage. So far, she has made over 900 saves this season. Black has served as the team’s primary goalie this season.

The Dutchwomen will resume action on Friday, when they will take on the St. Lawrence Saints in Canton, N.Y.


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