Third Annual Michigan Hockey ALS Awareness Game Set for October 26
Ann Arbor – The University of Michigan ice hockey team will host its third annual ALS Awareness Game on October 26 at Yost Ice Arena when it faces St. Lawrence University at 7:30 p.m. U-M hockey has been significantly impacted by ALS. Scott Matzka (pictured with wife, Catie, and Dr. Feldman), who played for U-M from 1997-2001 and assisted on the goal that gave the Wolverines the 1998 NCAA Championship, was diagnosed with ALS in 2014. Former Michigan player Jim Ballantine (1988-1991), died from ALS in 2002. And Joe Feudi, the husband of former Yost Arena business office manager Jill Feudi, is also fighting the disease.The Center will be represented on the concourse by physicians, researchers and clinical staff to help fans better understand just how devastating the neurodegenerative disease is to patients and their families. Additionally, information about ALS will be featured periodically on the arena video boards.
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