Nicole McGuigan has been playing hockey since she was 7-years-old.
McGuigan is a junior at Choate in Wallingford and Sunday she organized a charity ice hockey game for the Gaylord Sports Association’s Wolfpack Sled Hockey team. After volunteering at a sled hockey game at her home in Long Island, McGuigan decided to do the same thing at Choate.
“I love hockey its my passion, I love hockey,” said McGuigan.
Members of the boys and girls varsity hockey team battled the Wolfpack in a sled game that was pretty one-sided
“I thought it would be really fun event so I came out and played and I got lit up a little bit, but it was fun,” said Jackson Elkins.
Elkins joined McGuigan and their teammates on the ice, but more important that the score, they raised money for the Wolfpack. Over $8,000.
“I was blown away, my goal was set at $3,000 when I started and I raised it up twice and I left it at 6 and we raised over 8,” said McGuigan.
The money will help the Wolf Pack cover the costs of equipment, travel and league dues.
“It’s great to get able bodied people involved and people in general just bringing the community together is just so phenomenal and I’m so grateful to Nicole for doing this,” said Wolfpack player Rachel Grusse.
For her efforts, the team gave McGuigan a Wolf Pack Jersey.