(Fairfield, CT) – With the current Sacred Heart Pioneer team set to take on the UCONN Huskies on Sunday, February 13 at 1:00 p.m. outdoors at Rentschler Field as part of the Whalers Hockey Fest, past Sacred Heart Pioneer stars will be leading off the weekend with an alumni game slated for Saturday, February 12 at 12:30 p.m. A total of 29 former Pioneer Men's Hockey players will play each other, with the team split up based on even/odd year of graduation.
The "Even" team will consist of Andrew Billinghurst (06), Tcho Caulker (00), Marc-Andre Fournier (04), Peter Giatrelis (06), Matt Gordon (10), Konn Hawkes (04), Noel Henck (06), Dave Jarman (10), Nick Kary (08), Lloyd Marks (02), Peter McRae (02), Kyle Messier (02), Matt Miller (08), Chris Mokos (02), Gregg Rodriguez (10), Mike Rosata (10),and Paul Sposito (02)
The "Odd" team will be made up by Peter Ferraro (07), Mike Forsland (03), Louis Gentile (07), Les Hrapchak (03), Rocco Molinaro (06), Richard Naumann (03), Nick Nutcher (03), Martin Paquet (03), Matthew Richards , Drew Sanders (07) , and Kyle Tyll (09).
"We are looking forward to having our alumni back, and playing outside will certainly add to the atmosphere," said Sacred Heart head coach C.J. Marottolo. "We expect a great turnout and a fun day for everyone. These alums are so important to our program as we move forward in our shared belief that it is great to be a Pioneer."
Tickets to Sunday's game between Sacred Heart and UCONN are on sale in the Sacred Heart Ticket Office in the Pitt Center, and can be ordered by phone at (203) 369-TIXX. Student/Youth tickets are $5, and Adult tickets are $10. The Student Life Office is providing round-trip bus transportation to Rentschler Field. Students can sign up in the Student Life Office in Hawley Lounge.