Support SHU Women's Hockey Alumni, Friends, and Family Campaign!
About Our Campaign
As proud members of the Sacred Heart University Women’s Hockey program, we are actively participating in a campaign to raise critical funds for our program, which serves as a yearly team effort. This year our team is striving to raise a total of $8,000 towards our team fundraising priorities listed below – so I am kindly asking you to make a gift in support of SHU Women’s Hockey today!
The Women’s Hockey program can’t thank everyone enough for their support last season, from attending our Annual Alumni Day and Mini Golf Tournament at the Sports Center of Connecticut (the 2nd Annual event will be happening on Saturday, October 7, 2017 so be sure to register online ASAP!) to cheering so loudly at many of our games, to our 2016-17 team fundraising campaign. Your gifts allowed our team to purchase rugs for our locker room, skate holders that are attached to our locker room stalls, a new stereo system for the locker room, and a new desk top printer for the hockey office. As you can see, last year’s fundraising dollars were instrumental in the overall success of our program and for that we thank you!
This year, your gift will ensure that our program has the necessary resources to compete at the Division I level. Your gift will also support our team in covering various costs associated with a team trip to Minnesota to play a few games this upcoming season. Additionally, our team would like to purchase small travel bags, additional (larger) equipment hanging hooks for the locker room stalls, as well as additional graphics for our locker room walls to really have the space looking nice! The more dollars that come in to our fundraising account, the more our coaches are able to add on to our equipment budget (to purchase items such as sticks) for the whole team. We can’t thank you enough for your consideration in making a gift towards this year’s fundraising priorities!
About Our Team
Members of the Women's Hockey program supported SHU Football at their 2017 home opener vs. Stetson University.
This season we’re looking forward to a special opportunity to build on last season’s success, as we completed our best season in program history with a record of 23-8-2! For the second year in a row our team won the annual Doubletree Hockey Classic in Burlington, VT. We also participated in our Annual Military Appreciation weekend where Teagan Ketchum's brother, an active duty US Navy serviceman, surprised Teagan at center ice prior to our game. It was an incredible moment. The video went viral and was seen worldwide! It was featured on the Today Show and the NHL Channel, as well as numerous other national news agencies and outlets. The moment was special for Teagan and her family, but was also very special to our hockey program and Sacred Heart University at large. To add to our great list of moments and accomplishments, 2017 graduate and team Captain Amie Varano signed a professional hockey contract and is now playing in an elite league in Europe! It’s been a great year!
Our team has an accomplished veteran group returning combined with an influx of talented freshmen and transfers, so we’re looking forward to another prosperous year. This will be our first year in the new scheduling alliance that is made up of teams that have been some of our traditional scheduling partners such as Holy Cross, Saint Anselm, Saint Michaels, Franklin Pierce, and Post University, so we’re looking forward to that. We will also host Brown University the last weekend in December and will begin the new year by hosting Saint Catherine's University form Minnesota. With all of that said, we are looking forward to an exciting year of Pioneer Hockey!
On behalf of our student-athletes, coaches, and administrators, thank you so much for your generosity and support of SHU Women’s Hockey. We hope to see you this upcoming season at a game, team event, or both!