|Tom Kennedy and family|
Some sad news came out West Point yesterday. Former Black Knight hockey player Tom Kennedy died in Afghanistan on Wednesday from a suicide bomb attack.
I really won't go into the whole thing since USCHO has covered it all pretty well.
But, what I can do is tell you all how you can help in this sad situation.
I'm not sure if you're familiar with my connection to Army Hockey. My family had season tickets to Tate Rink at West Point from the mid-1990's to the mid-2000's. Growing up, I rarely missed a home game. It's where I learned to love hockey, and college hockey especially. I got to know a few players and their families during my time there.
This past Fall, Anthony "Tony" Felice, a former captain of the Army Hockey team in the late 1990's contacted me after reading this post from when I ran the Union Hockey Blog. Since then we've had several email exchanges about Army Hockey and other topics, and we were lucky enough to meet up and talk for a few minutes in Tampa during the Frozen Four this past April.
When I heard the news about Kennedy, the first person I thought of was Tony. I sent him an email this morning sending my condolences to him and the entire Army Hockey family, and asked him if there's anything I could do to help.
Here's an email from Tony explaining how we can all help:
Any support is needed at this time. I hope the college hockey community can come together and support the Kennedy's in their time of need.
Thank you for reading this post, and have a good weekend.