MOON TWP– On a late afternoon in August, members of the 2017-18 Robert Morris Colonials joined noted alumnus and fans alike at Montour Country Club in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The charity outing, now in its 12th year, has been well received by the small hockey community.
The day started with registration at the clubhouse with a 12:30p.m. shotgun. Seniors Andrew Pikul, Alex Bontje, Timmy Moore, Robert Powers, Elias Ghantous, and Brady Ferguson were at the registration table to hand out hats and other memorabilia to the players and alumni. After entertaining their guests, they sold tickets for raffles and oversaw silent auction table. While the seniors were doing the easy work, the underclassmen had a different job: caddy duty. They had the task of helping the golfers find and load their carts.
When the golfers hit the links, two players were stationed at each hole to mingle and talk about their upcoming season. Captain of the 2017-18 squad Alex Bontje teamed up with equipment manager Alex Mann to deliver snacks to the golfers. Head Coach Derek Schooley would take on a new role for the event, joining strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Hoy on beverage duty.
When all was said and done, all that were involved would have a sit-down dinner while the announcement of raffles and silent auction winner commenced. When the auction was completed, members of the 2017-18 roster were introduced, along with the RMU staff members and alumni.
The newest season for the Colonials begins on September 30th with an exhibition game at the RMU Island Sports Center when the Colonials will take on the University of Ottawa. The puck will drop for that game at 7:05p.m.