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Spartans win 2-1 in annual 'Pink the Rink' game

By Armand Klisivitch
On January 31, 2018

Spartans celebrate victory in their custom 'Pink the Rink' jerseys. Photo courtesy of 

On January 26th the Castleton Women’s hockey team hosted their annual Pink the Rink night. The night was filled with joy and support from fans and cancer survivors. But the event wasn’t exclusive to survivors of breast cancer, as survivors from all types of Women’s cancer were welcome. The arena was filled with pink streamers and the Spartans rocked their special pink uniforms for the game.

The survivors look forward to this event every year as a time to come out and enjoy a great night of hockey at Spartan Arena. Most find it as a way to helps them take their minds off the rougher aspects of their life. Castleton University President Karen Scolforo was in attendance for the event. Scolforo hosted the survivors in the presidents’ box

Members of the 'Sisterhood' of survivors pose alongside President Scolforo while watching the game. Photo by Armand Klisivitch.

“It’s great for the community and a lot of our students are looking to get jobs at RRMC.”  Scolforo said.

Many of the female survivors at the game refer to their group as a “sisterhood” because they all support each other throughout their respective battles. During the game the ladies were seen chatting amongst themselves, cheering on the Spartans and sharing laughs. It is certainly encouraging to see these women enjoying themselves and having such a great night while providing awareness to the community. Pink the Rink isn’t the only event these women attend together, however. This “sisterhood” also regularly attends Cancer Walks.

On a separate note, Castleton goalie Alex Kalm has been on a groove since the beginning of 2018. In 6 starts she is 4-2, including back to back shutouts vs Manhatanville and Morrisville St. However the Spartans couldn’t complete the weekend sweep as they fell to UMASS Boston on Saturday in Overtime.

However, the Spartans made sure they brought home the win for the survivors and fans on Friday the 26th, defeating Salve Regina 2-1 behind goals from Lisa Killroy and Jade Remillard.


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