Have you been meaning to have a garage sale but just haven’t had the time? Need to do some spring cleaning? Bring those no-longer-needed-but-too-good-to-toss items to the Plano East Hockey Garage Sale this Saturday 7:00A to 1:00P and support a great cause. All proceeds will go to your Plano East Panther Hockey program. We’re asking all players to show up and participate.
For more information, contact Adrian Young at 972-965-4325 or e-mail email@example.com
Thank you for your support!
In more ways than one, last night was a special night for Plano East Hockey. After 45 minutes of hard, close play the Panthers were awarded the JV Gold City Championship; but not before a touching memorial to a life taken much too soon. At the highest attended game of the season, the stands were full of PESH, Lovejoy, McKinney and, no doubt, general fans of the game and the human spirit, as word had spread that not only would a trophy be awarded this night, but a show of support as well for the family and friends of Jack Rohwer who tragically took his own life just 4 days prior.
The game got underway with noise from the crowd like had not been seen in some time for a Panther hockey game. Play was tight, and no puck found the back of a net until Lovejoy slipped one past PESH netminder Jack Dockery with 2:59 remaining in the 2nd period. The Panthers had outshot the Leopards 12-5 in the first frame and kept pace in the 2nd but still found themselves down 1-0 on the scoreboard at the start of the final period.
Then, just a few minutes into the 3rd period, Eric Eaton scored off an assist from Joseph Erickson to tie things up at one apiece. Then, with 6:18 left in the game, Panther center and league-leading scorer Huston Svondrk scored the go ahead goal unassisted. The victory was sealed with 26 seconds on the clock when Svondrk scored again into an empty Lovejoy net. The Plano East crowd counted off the final seconds of the clock and the Panther bench cleared at the buzzer as players dog-piled Dockery between the pipes. Well done Panthers!
The crowd then hushed as the McKinney hockey team, in attendance for the entire game, took to the ice carrying their teammate Jack Rohwer's jersey. They carried Jack's blue away jersey as they wore their home whites. Stopping at center ice and joined by Jack's mother, the PESH and Lovejoy teams closed in around the group and joined hands as the announcer read a tribute to Rohwer. It was a touching memorial.
Following the runner-up medal and trophy award to Lovejoy, the Plano East players received their City Championship awards and trophy. It was a wonderful end to a stellar season of Panther hockey.
The Plano East Hockey Association would like to thank our player families, coaches, and especially our fans for all the support this season. Go Panthers!
Many are no doubt aware of the passing of McKinney high school player Jack Rohwer this past Sunday. Jack's was a young a vibrant life cut much too short. To honor Jack's memory, Plano East and Lovejoy players will be wearing his "17" on their helmets during the City Championship game tonight.
In addition, an on-ice post-game tribute will take place immediately following the game. Plano East, Lovejoy, and McKinney players will participate.
We hope all fans will come out to the game, cheer on the teams, and participate in the memorial. See McKinney HS Hockey's official statement on Jack's passing here: http://mckinneyicehockey.com/#359473