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WMU Hockey Friends & Alumni Weekend Kicks Off On Friday

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 07/21/2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Hundreds of Western Michigan hockey alumni and supporters will gather this weekend for the annual WMU Bronco Hockey Friends & Alumni weekend on July 25-26.

Friday the Broncos will host an alumni hockey game and scrimmage at 5 p.m. at Lawson Ice Arena. The game will feature former and current pro hockey players, like Danny DeKesyer and Mark Letestu, and is free to the public.

At 7 p.m. the action shifts to Gallagher's Eatery & Pub on Stadium Drive for an informal evening of reminiscing, embellishing and enjoying refreshments. Admission to the event is $20 at the door. The night will also serve as a send-off for former associate head coach Rob Facca and his wife Nikki. Coach Facca departs the Bronco hockey team that he spent four seasons help building for a scouting position with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Registration for the golf outing begins at 10 a.m. at The Moors Golf Club. A lunch/brunch begins at 11 a.m. and runs until noon. Following the meal will be the Ring of Honor induction ceremony.

This year Bill Horn, Chris MacDonald, Mike Eastwood and Bill Saunders will all be inducted. Horn was the MVP of the CCHA Tournament in 1986, helping the Broncos earn their first CCHA Tournament Championship and first trip to the NCAA Tournament. MacDonald was the captain of the 1986 team and one of the best players from the era. Eastwood racked up 1049 points in his Bronco career and went on to appear in 783 games for seven teams in the National Hockey League. Saunders is a friend to every Bronco hockey player, specially those who spend a lot of time in the penalty box, in his decades as a penalty box official and off-ice official at WMU hockey games.

The best-ball scramble begins at 1 p.m. with a silent auction, dinner, live auction and raffle prize drawings beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Registration is still open for all events.
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