Youth hockey team helps St. Vincent de Paul

A Rogue Valley youth ice hockey team will skate for food.

"The team would like to help St. Vincent de Paul re-stock their shelves at the local food bank," said Terry Brett, player housing coordinator.

Reading about nonprofit shelter food shortages in Tuesday's Mail Tribune prompted the Rogue Valley Wranglers Junior A Ice Hockey Team to plan a food drive at Saturday's game, said Brett.

"Saturday night is our busiest night," she said.

Fans bringing three cans of food to the game will get in for half price.

"We'd like to say get in for free but we have to pay for ice time," said Brett, adding host families and season ticket holders are encouraged to bring canned goods as well.

Monday morning the hockey players will don their jerseys to deliver the donated canned goods to the St. Vincent de Paul food bank.

"And if they want the boys to stock the shelves, they will," said Brett.

Pre-game starts at 7:30 p.m. and the puck drops at 8:05 p.m. Saturday at The Rrrink, 1349 Center Drive, Medford.

Full admission is $8, $6 for seniors, $5 for youths 6 through 12 and free for kids 5 and under.

For more information, contact General Manager Kevin Schwartz at 770-1177, ext. 112, or visit the team Web site at

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