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CONTACT: Jerry Reilly,
Sports Information Director

DATE: Tues., June 14, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Men's Hockey

New banners hung in Steele Ice Arena

FREDONIA, N.Y. -- New banners commemorating seasons of achievement by the Fredonia State men's hockey team have been hung in the Steele Hall Ice Arena.

(See photos of the new banners)

Several former players and one former assistant coach made donations toward the purchase of the banners honoring playoff, SUNYAC Championship, and NCAA Tournament seasons.

Each playoff banner measures 5-by-7 feet and has a blue background with white lettering. The SUNYAC championship and NCAA banners are 7-by-9 feet. The SUNYAC banners were redesigned with the new conference logo.

Head coach Jeff Meredith spearheaded the fundraising effort and received donations from the following players:

Craig and Doug Florkowski --- for the 1993 playoff banner;

Mike Lowe --- the 1994 SUNYAC chanpionship banner;

Matt Aboudara --- the 2001 playoff banner;

Mike Dempsey, Bryan Green, Bruce McGee, and Jim Peitz --- the 1990 playoff banner.

In addition, former assistant coach Scott Tucker made a donation put toward the purchase of the 1995 SUNYAC champinship banner, while members of the 1994 and 1995 SUNYAC title teams also contributed to the total project.

Coach Meredith is still seeking donations for new 1994 and 1995 NCAA banners. Should a single benefactor come forward for either/both new NCAA banners, that person will receive the original NCAA banner which hung in Steele Hall for the past 10 years.

Contact Coach Meredith either by phone (716.673.3334) or via E-mail (meredith@fredonia.edu).

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