The LaSalle Vipers have collected nearly 1,000 books to be donated to Link To Literacy, through a game night benefiting the local grassroots initiative.
By Rob Benneian
Link To Literacy Night sponsored by WFCU Credit Union, was held Jan. 27th at the Vollmer Centre.
Through fan donations, 896 books were collected, which Link To Literacy founder Tamye Machina called an “overwhelming” success.
“The different times we ask our fans to step up and contribute, whether it be our can drive, or toy drive, they do and tonight was no different,” says Vipers head coach Bill Bowler. “Thank you to everyone involved.”
The Vipers took on the St. Thomas Stars, losing 10-8 in a wild contest.
St. Thomas scored three times in the first six minutes of the game, and at one point led 10-5, but a spirited comeback effort by the Vipers fell just short.
“Over the course of a long season, you’re going to have games like that,” Bowler says. “Give our guys credit for fighting back.”
Zack Hoffman scored his first career Jr. B goal, while Dan Beaudoin, Maddux Rychel and Brett Primeau all had three points.
The Vipers are back in action Sunday night when they head to Chatham to take on the Maroons.