Ice Bears and Express Team Up for 2nd ATOP Charity Game

For the second-consecutive year, the Missouri State University Ice Bears will play a preseason charity hockey game with the Springfield Express, a Junior A hockey team in the Western States Hockey League, on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. inside Mediacom Ice Park.

Once again the rosters of the Ice Bears and Express will be mixed together forming teams that will play an exhibition hockey game with proceeds to benefit both organizations and the Assistive Technology Outdoors Professionals (ATOP) Sled Dogs hockey team based in Springfield.

It’s the second time both clubs have united efforts with the goal of fostering a good alliance between both organizations and drawing fans to the sport of hockey. Proceeds for ATOP last year topped $1500.

An entrance fee (to be determined) will be charged at the door. Half of the proceeds will go to the ATOP Sled Dogs; the remainder will pay for expenses and then split between the Ice Bears and Express.

Don’t miss a chance to see your  Ice Bears’ team before they hit the ice for the 2016-17 regular season against Augustana the weekend of September 9-10. Spread the word and let’s pack the rink for ATOP on September 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Mediacom Ice Park.

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