Tiger skaters set for Make-A-Wish games

BURLINGTON — Three recent local high school graduates who played for the Middlebury Union High School hockey teams will skate in this Saturday’s Make-A-Wish All-Star Twin State Hockey Classic at the University of Vermont’s Gutterson Arena. The Classic showcases top recent high school graduates from Vermont versus New Hampshire players.
Two members of the Division II champion MUHS girls’ squad, Sara Boe and Paige Viens, will play for the women’s team, and Jordan Stearns from the D-II finalist Tiger boys squad will suit up for the Vermont boys’ squad.
Stearns just graduated from Vergennes Union High School and played for MUHS on a member-to-member basis. Another MUHS member-to-member player, Fair Haven’s Timi Carone, was also selected for the Vermont girls’ team, but opted to play in this weekend’s North-South all-star softball games instead.
MUHS girls’ co-coach Matthew Brush, a long-time member of the Hockey Classic planning committee, will serve on the Vermont girls’ team coaching staff.
The 22nd Annual Hockey Classic begins on Saturday with the 17th annual girls’ game at 4 p.m. and the boys’ game following at 6:30 p.m.
 Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students (ages 7-17), and free for children age 6 and younger, and will be available at the door.
All proceeds from the event go to fulfill special wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish Vermont has granted more 680 wishes since its inception in 1989, and the New Hampshire chapter has granted more than 1,100 wishes in the past 27 years. The Hockey Classic has raised over $250,000 toward those wishes.
More information is available from Cathy Foutz at 802-363-8176, at the Vermont Make-A-Wish office at 864-9393, or at www.allstarhockeyclassicvtnh.org.

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