Amherst, Mass. -- The University of Massachusetts hockey program will honor the men and women of the military on Saturday night during its home hockey game against New Hampshire. UMass will wear a special camouflage jersey to commemorate the occasion. The Veteran's Day holiday is celebrated this year on Monday, November 11.
Members of the military with a valid ID will be given discount tickets to the game that starts at 7 p.m. The team will also recognize select members of the military, and the school's Air Force ROTC will present the colors. Some of the special camouflage jerseys will be presented to the ROTC, the Wounded Warrior Project and the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund.
The UMass club hockey team wore similar jerseys a few years ago.
UMass equipment manager Josh Penn tweeted out a picture of the jerseys that will be worn by the team Saturday night that will be slightly different.
Preview of the jerseys for sat night pic.twitter.com/D3QJvLGlLv— Josh Penn (@UMassHockeyEq) November 7, 2013
The Minutemen will play a home-and-home series with Hockey East rival New Hampshire this weekend. Friday's game will be played at the Whittemore Center in Durham on WBIN-TV and Fox College Sports before the two teams make the trek to Amherst for Saturday.
UMass enters the weekend series with a record of 3-4-1 overall and 1-1-1 in league play. Last weekend UMass skated to a 1-1 draw with Maine and then outlasted the Black Bears, 2-1, a night later.
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