Hockey Banquet Raises Money for the Blue Line Club
The 10th annual Windsor chop dinner was held Saturday night as a fundraiser for the Blue Line Club to benefit the Owatonna High School boys hockey program.
Live auction items included a Zach Parise-signed and -used hockey stick, which brought in around $700. A Wenger-built powder coated LED-lit Owatonna hockey sign with a husky head in its center raised nearly $800. It also inspired some spirited conversation of creating a sign to honor the Indians mascot. Emcee Tony Schwichtenberg did an awesome job motivating the bidders in his live auction debut.
Nearly 40 silent auction items were donated by local businesses and individuals. Items included tickets to Gophers, MSU-Mankato and Wild hockey games, and a hand-crafted Minnesota Wild corn hole game created a competitive auction battle.
Owatonna High School coach Josh Storm introduced the entire varsity and JV roster to the crowd on hand at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The Blue Line Club is the oldest Owatonna booster organization. Money raised helped with recent locker room improvements. The club helps pay for assistant coaches, equipment and upgraded transportation on the longer trips.
Owatonna takes the ice Tuesday, December 15, against South St. Paul at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna. Then OHS is off until the Heritage Holiday tournament in Duluth just after Christmas.