NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – The Plum Mustangs hosted the Kiski Area Cavaliers Friday night in their 3rd Annual Charity Game at Pittsburgh Ice Arena.
This year’s charity was the Officer Brian Shaw Foundation. The Foundation was established in honor of New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on November 17th, 2017. According to their website, ” The Officer Brian Shaw Foundation is dedicated to raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve local communities and first responders.” The organization provides an Educational Scholarship for local High School Seniors and a K-9 Scholarship that helped send a local police officer to training to become a handler.
While the contest was a friendly match-up filled with smiles and flashy plays, it was the Plum Mustangs who came out on top over the Kiski Area Cavaliers by the score of 7-4.
Scoring for the Mustangs was Zach Miller (2), Logan Schlegel (2), Donovan Palmer, John Hanlon and Parker Gable. Sam Pine started in net for Plum.
Micheal Rayburg earned a hat-trick in the contest for the Cavaliers. Also scoring for Kiski Area was Colin Cline. Eric Petika and Evan Brice split the duties between the pipes for the Cavaliers.
This was the first time Kiski Area was invited to play in the Charity Game.
In the first two years of the contest, Plum hosted the Burrell Bucs, collecting over $3,000 that saw the proceeds go to the Brian Shaw Fund, in year one, and the Tree of Life Synagogue, in year two. This year’s game raised just over $2,600 from a 50/50 raffle, gift baskets and ticket sales.
For more information on the Foundation visit: https://www.officerbrianshawfoundation.org/
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