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Woodbury girls hockey: The puck drops first with fundraiser

If you’re a lover of hockey, now is your chance to support a local squad.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Woodbury girls hockey team will hold a silent auction fundraiser as part of the Royals’ Scrimmage Fest at Bielenberg Sports Center.

Woodbury will host 10 teams from around the area on Saturday and expect a large crowd from the community, local schools, participating teams, and their fans — many of whom will find the perfect holiday “gift” among available silent auction items.

The puck drops at 9 a.m. Admission to the event is free.

Several parents and local businesses have donated items for the auction, but the team is still looking for more help.

As a way of showing its appreciation to each business that partners with the team for this event, each company that helps out will be listed as a donor in the team’s auction guide, which will be published a week before the event. The companies will also be able to display business cards, signs, or posters at the auction table with the items donated.

Donated items may include gift baskets, gift certificates, sports or theatre tickets, single gift items, or professional services.

All proceeds will directly benefit the Woodbury High School girls hockey team as funding for helmets, breezers, uniforms, locker room fees, youth night events and other team and community related events throughout the season.

“Off the field, research shows that girls who participate in sports and physical activity are more likely than inactive girls to have better physical and emotional health, get better grades, and are at a reduced risk of getting involved with drugs or becoming a teen parent,” said Bob Schlichenmaier, vice president of Woodbury Royals Girls Hockey Booster Club. “Simply put, sports give girls a toolkit for success.”

Donations can be made by contacting Schlichenmaier at or 651-324-8617 as soon as possible. Arrangements will be made to pick up the items.

-Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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