Monday, February 6, 2012
The Red Knights beat the Trojans on Monday, 4-3.
Benilde-St. Margaret's scored four goals in the second period and held on in the third for a road win over Section 6AA rival Wayzata on Monday, 4-3. The game was originally set for Jan. 5, but it was rescheduled in the wake of the injury to BSM sophomore Jack Jablonski. Jablonski was paralyzed by a hit he took in a junior varsity game against Wayzata on Dec. 30. Coaches decided to postpone the Jan. 5 game after they deemed players weren't emotionally ready to return to the ice. BSM head coach Ken Pauly said he didn't think that backdrop played much of a role in Monday's outcome. "This was about two Section 6AA rivals playing," he said. The Red Knights (No. 8 in Class AA) and Wayzata (No. 9) are certainly two of the better teams in the …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Fundraiser for paralyzed high school hockey player was skated Sunday on Lake Minnetonka.
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Sunday, January 22, 2012
The Jack Jablonski Junior Bronze Pond Tournament was held Sunday as part of the annual Hockey Blast weekend.
Max Jablonski rides shotgun in a dune buggy filled to its five-person capacity with kids from Benilde-St. Margaret’s. He wears a white hockey jersey tattooed with dozens of signatures as he and his pals putter around Excelsior Bay. On rinks nearby pond hockey games are being played in honor of his older brother, Jack—who was paralyzed last month during a junior varsity hockey game. “My brother is doing alright,” Max said. “He’s really touched and motivated by all the support.” In the driver’s seat next to Max is 15-year-old Mario Zattoni—one of the organizers of Sunday’s Jack Jablonski Junior Bronze Pond Tournament on Lake Minnetonka. Planning for the fundraiser began soon after Jablonski was injured Dec. 30 during a game against Wayzata, …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Ice conditions will not be suitable for three consecutive varsity hockey games, organizers say.
Three high school hockey games originally scheduled to be played Jan. 21 on Lake Minnetonka as part of Hockey Day 2012 have been moved indoors. Event organizers said in a statement made Thursday afternoon that recent warm weather would not allow for ice that would "provide a safe, playable surface of the quality necessary for the three consecutive high school varsity games scheduled." The three games will be played at their previously-scheduled times, and tickets will be available at the Pagel Activity Center in Minnetonka. Tickets already purchased will be honored, according to the Hockey Day Minnesota website. The North American Pond Hockey Championship and the Jack Jablonski Junior Bronze Pond Hockey Tournament will be played on …
Jack Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player, was paralyzed by a hit he took in a game on Dec. 30.
Today is Friday the 13th, a day often associated with bad luck. However, this year maybe we can all give the day a slightly more hopeful feeling as we raise money for No. 13, Jack Jablonski. Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player, was paralyzed by a hit he took in a game on Dec. 30 against Wayzata. He had surgery to fuse vertebrae in his neck and is not expected to walk again. To help Jack and his family, the Jack Jablonski Fund has been set up, and online donations via credit card are now being accepted on www.jabby13.com. Donations are also being accepted at any Wells Fargo location and through the mail: Jack Jablonski Fund, P.O. Box 16387, St. Louis Park, MN, 55416. So let's all come together and raise some much …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The annual event is part of Hockey Blast 2012.
Hockey Day Minnesota, the annual hockey showcase that features high school games held outdoors on Lake Minnetonka, will be dedicated to Jack Jablonski's family this year. Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player, was paralyzed by a hit he took in a junior varsity game on Dec. 30. This year's Hockey Day Minnesota is set for Jan. 21, and will feature three high school games out on Lake Minnetonka's Excelsior Bay. Later in the day, both the University of Minnesota men's hockey team and the Minnesota Wild will be playing at home. The Wild, FOX Sports North and Wells Fargo will combine to host an all-day telethon beginning at 9 a.m., raising money for the Jack Jablonski Fund. In addition, there will be an online auction …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Warm weather allowed golfers to hit the links in January for "Jabs."
A charity golf tournament drew more than 100 golfers Tuesday in an effort to raise money for the Jack Jablonski Fund. The event was held at the CreeksBend Golf Course in New Prague. Hosted by twincitiesgolf.com, it was the first January tournament held outdoors in the 15-year history of the website. Golfers paid $20 each, with half of the proceeds going to the fund. You can see photos of the event on twincitiesgolf.com's Facebook page. There was also a silent auction that raised money for "Jabs." "It hits close to home, a lot of us either grew up playing hockey or we have kids playing hockey, and I think as a community, this creates an opportunity for us to bond together and really create a miracle," Kevin Unterreiner of twincitiesgolf.com…
Friday, January 6, 2012
The JV and Varsity boy's hockey games against Benilde-St. Margaret were cancelled because of bad injury for one BSM player and his teammates not being ready to play yet.
Wayzata High School's match up against Benilde-St.Margaret's varsity and junior varsity boys hockey games for Thursday were cancelled, as BSM school officials didn't feel its players were ready to take the ice after teammate Jack Jablonski was seriously injured during the last game. Jablonski, a 16-year-old sophomore, was paralyzed by a hit he took in a junior varsity game against Wayzata on Dec. 30. He underwent surgery Wednesday at the Hennepin County Medical Center and is not expected to walk again. Ric Lager, a parent of a BSM junior varsity player, said there was a team and parent meeting Wednesday afternoon and they decided that players are not yet emotionally ready to take the ice. Initially, the BSM varsity game was scheduled to go…
Next Saturday's tournament is expected to draw well over 1,000 people from throughout the state and upper Midwest.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Lake Minnetonka will be the site of a pond hockey tournament to benefit a paralyzed high school hockey player from Benilde-St. Margaret’s. The Jack Jablonski Junior Bronze Pond Tournament is tentatively scheduled for next Saturday, Jan. 14, on Excelsior Bay. A Facebook page set up to spread word about the tournament indicates more than 1,000 people and growing plan on attending the event. Tents are still needed for the tournament, and those able to assist in that area are asked to contact tournament organizers via Facebook. Other equipment and supplies, such as nets, high-speed internet gear and volunteers, are also needed. All are encouraged to help out. Cost to participate in the tournament is $10 per player, with teams made up of …