02/28/2014 2:00 PM
Lewiston, ME– On Sunday, March 2nd, the Portland Pirates will celebrate “Local Hockey Heroes during Sunday’s 4 PM game against the Hartford Wolf Pack at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee as part of USA Hockey’s Hockey Weekend Across America. This year’s Local Hockey Hero Honoree is Christy Gardner.
Christy Gardner graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn in 2000 after being a three-sport varsity athlete, participating in field hockey, basketball, indoor track, and outdoor track. After graduating from EL, she went on to Long Island University (CW Post Campus) from 2000-2005 on field hockey and lacrosse scholarships, where she played goalie in both. She then joined the Army as a Military Police Officer and was injured while serving in Korea in 2006. Gardner, 31, of Lewiston, now plays for the U.S. Women’s Sled Hockey Team and also for the USA Warriors, a team made up of mostly male amputees. Christy was USA Hockey’s disabled athlete of the year in 2013 and she hopes to compete for team USA in the 2018 winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Sunday’s game will also be American Heart Association Night for Cardiac Awareness presented by Central Maine Medical Center. The Pirates will wear their red road jerseys as they raise awareness for cardiac health. For more information, visit www.portlandpirates.com.
Tickets for Sunday’s game against Hartford are available by calling the Androscoggin Bank Colisee Box Office at 783-2009 ext. 525 or online at thecolisee.com.
Season tickets for the 2014-15 season are now on sale as the Pirates return to the Cumberland County Civic Center! Choose the 5 on the Fly, Salty’s 16, or Captain’s Full Season Plan, all with great benefits! For more information on season ticket plans, visit www.portlandpirates.com/tickets/season or call 207-828-4665.
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