Hockey standouts named to All Star Classic

Kirk Fontana

Kirk Fontana

Recently graduated Champlain Valley Union seniors Patrick Keelan and Kirk Fontana were selected to play in this year’s Twin-State All-Star Hockey Classic to benefit Make-A-Wish® on Saturday, July 13 at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Jeremy Lerner and Madi Litchfield were also selected as All-Stars, but are unable to play due to injury. CVU head coach Mike Murray, assisted by Matt Hopper and Greg Murray of Colchester will coach the team.  The Twin-State event showcases the talents of top graduated high school seniors from Vermont, against their counterparts from New Hampshire.

Patrick Keelan

Patrick Keelan

The Classic will take place on Saturday, July 13, at UVM’s Gutterson Fieldhouse, with the women’s game beginning at 4 pm and the men’s following at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students (ages 7-17), free for children age 6 and under, and will be available at the door.

This year marks the 21st annual event for men and 16th for women. All proceeds from the event go to fulfill special wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Make-A-Wish of Vermont® has granted over 660 wishes since its inception in 1989 and the New Hampshire chapter has granted more than 1,000 wishes over the last 26 years.  The Hockey Classic has raised over $250,000 toward those wishes.

Further information is available by calling the Make-A-Wish office at (802) 864-9393, or Cathy Foutz at 482-3819.

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