H.S. Ice Hockey: Pittston Area, Wyoming Area faceoff in annual Blue/Gold game


By Russ Hryvnak - rhryvnak@timesleader.com



Pittston Area and Wyoming Area seniors will have their last crack at a win during the 17th annual Blue/Gold Game on Friday, January 22. Pictured in the first row (from left to right): Brian McNew, Zachary Lahart, Henry Augenstein, Tommy Schwab, Joey Langdon and Carter Kusakavitch. In the second row (from left to right): Dakota Thomas, Daulton Shearer, David Eifert and James Gandy. Missing from photo are: Austin Chevenitski of Wyoming Area and both Brittany Rose and Ryan Flanagan of Pittston Area.


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IF YOU GO

Admission at the door is $2 for adults and $1 for students. There will also be a bake sale and basket raffle during both the junior varsity and varsity games. The JV game begins at 7 p.m. at the Revolution Ice Centre, 12 Old Boston Road, Pittston, PA 18640. All funds raised will be donated to Little Eric’s Foundation. For more information about Little Eric’s Foundation, visit their website at littleericsfoundation.org.

Thirteen seniors will be taking part in the 17th annual Blue/Gold Game for the final time of their playing careers.

From Pittston, Henry Augenstein, Tommy Schwab, Joey Langdon, Brittany Rose and Ryan Flanagan will be skating in the game one last time.

On the Wyoming Area side of the river, Brian McNew, Zachary Lahart, Carter Kusakavitch, Dakota Thomas, Daulton Shearer, David Eifert, James Gandy and Austin Chevenitski will represent the Wyoming Area one more time.

The puck will drop for the showdown between the bitter rivals on Friday night at Revolution Ice Centre at 8:45 p.m.

Aside from some bragging rights and a boost in the NEPASHL standings, the event has a larger meaning.

Charity.

Every other year, the schools take turns sponsoring a charity or cause that’s close to them and this year, it’s Wyoming Area that will host the charity event.

The Warriors have chosen Little Eric’s Foundation, based in Pittston, as the benefactor of the money raised from this year’s event. Little Eric’s Foundation focuses on bringing awareness and helping to find a cure for pediatric brain and other childhood cancers.

While the matchup on the ice always draws a crowd, this game will have additional off-ice festivities such as bake sale and basket raffle to help raise funds for the Warriors’ selected charity.

Tickets for the event will be available on Friday night at the door and cost $2 for adults and $1 for students. All of the money raised from the combined events will be donated to Little Eric’s Foundation.

Pittston Area and Wyoming Area seniors will have their last crack at a win during the 17th annual Blue/Gold Game on Friday, January 22. Pictured in the first row (from left to right): Brian McNew, Zachary Lahart, Henry Augenstein, Tommy Schwab, Joey Langdon and Carter Kusakavitch. In the second row (from left to right): Dakota Thomas, Daulton Shearer, David Eifert and James Gandy. Missing from photo are: Austin Chevenitski of Wyoming Area and both Brittany Rose and Ryan Flanagan of Pittston Area.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_TTL-012016BlueGoldHockey-spt.jpgPittston Area and Wyoming Area seniors will have their last crack at a win during the 17th annual Blue/Gold Game on Friday, January 22. Pictured in the first row (from left to right): Brian McNew, Zachary Lahart, Henry Augenstein, Tommy Schwab, Joey Langdon and Carter Kusakavitch. In the second row (from left to right): Dakota Thomas, Daulton Shearer, David Eifert and James Gandy. Missing from photo are: Austin Chevenitski of Wyoming Area and both Brittany Rose and Ryan Flanagan of Pittston Area. Submitted Photo

By Russ Hryvnak

rhryvnak@timesleader.com

IF YOU GO

Admission at the door is $2 for adults and $1 for students. There will also be a bake sale and basket raffle during both the junior varsity and varsity games. The JV game begins at 7 p.m. at the Revolution Ice Centre, 12 Old Boston Road, Pittston, PA 18640. All funds raised will be donated to Little Eric’s Foundation. For more information about Little Eric’s Foundation, visit their website at littleericsfoundation.org.

Reach Russ Hryvnak at 570-991-6401 or on Twitter @RussWBS

Reach Russ Hryvnak at 570-991-6401 or on Twitter @RussWBS

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