Pride Game Raises Over $1,100 for Trillium Health

by Shane Bertou

2022 Flour City Hockey Club Pride Game players from left to right, front to back: Will Volkmar, Jack Lenahan, Kyle Jacque, Chloe Marshall, Ryan Yacono, Brian Schultheis, Kevin Carpenter, Sara Piekunka, Peter Aloisio, Nissa Fung, Alison Santacroce, Sarah Kiessling, Albert Blankley, Pat Whitman, Nathan Couper, Sean Blaney, Josiah Bertou, Sean Whelen, Matt Rawlins, Brian Greenberg, Mike Zobel, Brent Stewart, Trevor Veno, James Bushart, Tyler Buss. Not pictured: Emma Williams.

Flour City Hockey Club players took the ice on Thursday for the club's inaugural Pride game.

The event was an official part of the Pride 2022 Community Events presented by ROC Pride Collective and raised $1,107 to help support Trillium Health.

The game was open to all LGBTQ+ players, allies, friends and family members. Players were divided into two teams which skated for three 15-minute periods. The "white" team defeated the "colors" team 6-1 in a back-and-forth contest featuring players across a wide spectrum of ability and experience.

Chloe Marshall and Tyler Buss were awarded game MVP honors for their respective teams.

Net proceeds from player registrations were donated to Trillium Health; along with donations collected at the door and contributions by event sponsors. Players also added their signatures to a game jersey that will be given as a token of support to a Brockport family whose home was recently vandalized for displaying a Pride flag.

Thanks to all who played and came out to cheer. We had a great time and can't wait to do it again next year.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Crossroads IT
Flower City Collision
Red Zone Apparel
Schoen Auto

Special Thanks:

Cameron Miller - Referee
Trey Pachucki - Scorekeeper
Owen Ross - Rink Operations/Bartender
Justin Contestable - Special Event Assistance