The Cost of Ice

The Glen Rock Hockey Team uses a clothing drive to fund its season.


Photo Credit: Julian Bennett

Glen Rock opened up their season with a 9-0 shutout win.

Everyone has those worn-out old sneakers or undersized t-shirts at the bottom of his drawer that he never wears anymore.

Instead of throwing those clothes out, support the hockey team and donate the clothes to the hockey team. This fundraiser takes unwanted clothes and exchanges them for monetary value. This clothing drive will help fund the GRHS hockey team’s ice time.

Most school districts pay for the hockey team’s ice time. Unfortunately for Glen Rock hockey parents, however, the burden falls on them. Ice time is not cheap, and this year the cost for ice time at the Ice House in Hackensack is $35,000.

“The clothing drive fundraisers were started last year by the parents of the hockey program,” Coach Fernandez said. “The parents collect unwanted clothes and have them exchanged for a monetary return.”

There are a variety of items that can be donated to this drive. All sizes can be donated, and the drive collects women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing. Specific items include shoes, bags, hats, gloves, belts, pillows, sheets, curtains, stuffed animals, and small hard toys (no bigger than 24” x 24” x 21”).

Interested readers can drop off these items at the Roy’s home located on 59 Hillside Ave in Glen Rock on October 17th. The date for the drop off is on October 17th.

The hockey team kicks off its season when they face Paramus on November 30th. The GRHS hockey team is coming off an impressive league and cup title and is looking to be back in contention for the league title this year.

“I am looking forward to playing Paramus in the first game,” said Peter Bolt, returning sophomore player.

“We should compete for another league title.  It will be difficult with St Joseph’s in the league.” Coach Fernandez said. “Tenafly will be tough and the rest of the league is a year older, experienced and we will have a big target on our back as the defending league and cup champs.”

Luke Visconti, another returning player, added, “We have high hopes for the team this year after winning our league last year. Our teams’ goal is to make it to the state championship this year, like it is every year. I have high hopes for the team this year especially after the year we had last year.”