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Courtesy: WMU

Bronco Hockey Celebrates Alumni Weekend

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 07/31/2014
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KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan hockey program celebrated its annual Friends and Alumni Golf Outing last weekend with over 200 taking part in the festivities.

Alums had fun participating in the alumni hockey game on Friday before heading off to Gallagher's Eatery & Pub for a reception and a going-away party for former associate head coach Rob Facca.

On Saturday Quinter Burnett, Bill Lamond, Steve Kirkpatrick and Dar Stewart combined to win the best-ball scramble outing that 107 golfers took part in at The Moors Gofl Club. Prior to the golfing the Broncs took time to honor Bill Horn, Chris MacDonald, Mike Eastwood and Bill Saunders by inducting them into the WMU Hockey Ring of Honor. 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 event also raised money through a silent and live auction.