(Notre Dame, Indiana) While the student body was on fall break from Holy Cross College this past October, the hockey coaching staff were hard at work for a good cause.
Coaches Bill Schmatz, Eric Miller, and Chris Sandnas helped in assisting the annual 'Hockey For Life Tournament', which is a 3-day, 8-team competition featuring some of the best talent in the Michiana area. The tournament is a part of the 'Make A Wish Foundation'.
The event was to benefit a local boy named Trevor. Trevor was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in September 2007, when he was just 8 years old. Now a 12-year old seventh grader, Trevor's biggest wish is to attend this season's Superbowl in Indianapolis with his family.
Trevor is a big fan of football on all levels, as his favorite teams are the Denver Broncos and Nebraska Cornhuskers. His father is a former football coach, and his older brother plays varsity football. Trevor plays on his middle school team at defensive end and quarterback, and also plays basketball and alto saxophone in the pep band.
Through donations, player fees, and other help, the event raised enough money to make Trevor's wish come true, as he and his family will be attending the Superbowl at the conclusion of this season!
Said head coach Bill Schmatz about the event, "The three days of hockey was played in the true spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie and certainly was for a tremendous cause".