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Niagara IceDogs Donate $16,825 to Pathstone Mental Health

May 1, 2019 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Niagara IceDogs News Release

St. Catharines, Ontario - The Niagara IceDogs have announced that the Pathstone Mental Health will be receiving $16,825 from the live auction of the game-worn specialty jerseys, worn in a 3-0 shut-out win on March 8th against the Sudbury Wolves. All funds raised from the jersey auction will be donated to Pathstone; the IceDogs have covered the full cost of jersey production.

"We [Niagara IceDogs] are so proud to be donating such a significant amount of money to Pathstone Mental Health, from our specialty jersey auction." Said Bill Burke, Owner of the Niagara IceDogs. "The invaluable work Pathstone has done, and continues to do, for children and youth in Niagara, for over 50 years, is so important for our Region to continue growing and thriving healthily. To have received such strong support from our own fanbase for local organization, shows the importance of their work to our community."

#23 Jack Studnicka, who scored two goals in the game, including the game winning goal, was the top selling jersey in the auction, being sold for $1,600.00, while Captain Ben Jones' jersey was sold for $1,500.00. 2019 NHL Draft eligible Philip Tomasino's jersey was sold for $1,250. LA Kings prospect Akil Thomas' jersey was sold for $850.00.

"It's fantastic that the IceDogs organization recognized Pathstone as a cause to support. We are grateful to those who bid on players jersey's." Said Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy & PR with the Pathstone Foundation. "With the donation received, we will be able to continue to support Niagara's kids and families who are struggling with mental health issues and address some of our most urgent needs."

Founded in the 2007-2008 season, the Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club are a member team of the Ontario Hockey League. As 2012 & 2016 OHL Eastern Conference, and 2012 & 2019 Central Division Champions, the Niagara IceDogs are dedicated to excellence on the ice.

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