Sunday, November 20, 2011


The Atheltics Department reports on the team's Movember drive...

That loud scratching noise you have been hearing around the Tuttle North Athletic Complex might just be coming from The College at Brockport Hockey team locker room since the entire team is working on the growth of mustaches for the annual Movember cancer awareness and fundraising effort.

The team – headed by Team Captain Adam Shoff (Port Dover, ONT) - started the month clean shaven and is in the midst of a team competition to find out who can grow the best mustache during the month of November. The national Movember campaign started several years ago with groups of men dedicating the entire month to mustache growth for cancer awareness.

The Golden Eagles joined the effort this year and have set a fundraising goal of $2,000 through on-line pledges and donations at their designated team site at: .

“Over the last few years cancer has been close to our team,” said Shoff. “Most of us played with Todd Sheridan and continue to help with his Saves For a Cure campaign to raise money after he survived a bout with cancer and just this summer EJ Maguire (a former Brockport player, coach and recently inducted into the Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame) passed away after a courageous battle with the disease.”

Sheridan's foundation – Saves For a Cure – has raised nearly $20,000 in the past four years with money being donated to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester.

The players will be collecting donations on the website for the remainder of the month with hopes of not only reaching their goal but surpassing it.

On December 3, when the Golden Eagles take on Morrisville, the players will be wearing specially designed Saves For a Cure jerseys for the fourth straight year in the annual fundraising effort for Sheridan's foundation. The jerseys will be auctioned off and other donations will be collected for the cause.