Sports

Pink brings in the green

The Women’s hockey team took the rink last weekend for its fifth annual ‘Pink the Rink’ event.
The event was a success as they raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness while beating Nichols College 6-2.
“This event means a lot. I’ve had a number of teammates that have had cancer and survived,” said Castleton Alum Barb Pennington. “We all have moms, aunts, and sisters so it’s important that we support such a great cause.”
The event has raised $28,000 in the last four years including $7,000 at the last year’s event. The team wore pink collector’s jerseys that they are selling online with all the proceeds going to the breast cancer program at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
“The event raises money for the local community for patient care and people struggling,” said Pink the Rink supporter Peg Soule. “We are able to give money to people that are in need of help through their struggle.”
In the ‘Pink the Rink’ game, Castleton got a big boost from Brie Narodowy when she recorded her first career hat trick in Castleton ‘s win.
“We come together and played a solid 60 minutes,” Rachel Bombardier said. “The event definitely elevated the purpose of our game and we realized that this is bigger than just a game”.
This past weekend, Castleton traveled south for a double header in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to face Holy Cross and Salve Regina.
Against Holy Cross, the Spartans were not able to get any offense going getting shutout by the Crusaders losing 2-0.
The next night against Salve Regina, both teams fought hard but neither could score as the game ended in a 0-0 tie.
The Spartans went 0-1-1 on the weekend.
Castleton now moves to 11-8-2 on the season with a 6-4-2 record in the ECAC east. They play again on Feb. 7 when they host Southern Maine.