The University of Minnesota sold alumni signed hockey pucks at the Dec. 2 game against Minnesota State and the Dec. 10 home game against Michigan Tech.
The M-logo pucks were sold for $10 each and all proceeds benefited the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots foundation. Each puck was signed by one of the following former Gophers: Thomas Vanek, Alex Goligoski, Blake Wheeler, Paul Martin, Jordan Leopold, Keith Ballard, Ryan Potulny, Grant Potulny, Jeff Taffe, Mike Hoeffel, Tony Lucia and Aaron Ness.
Minnesota fans responded and purchased every puck before either game began. With more than $2,000 four Gophers - Taylor Matson, Jake Hansen, Zach Budish and Jake Parenteau - headed to a local Target store on Monday and purchased holiday gifts that will be delivered to Toys for Tots this evening.
We would like to sincerely thank all of our wonderful fans who purchased a signed puck and helped Gopher Hockey make a difference for some deserving kids this holiday season. We are already looking forward to doing this again next year!