Sunday, January 22, 2012
The Jack Jablonski Junior Bronze Pond Tournament was held Sunday as part of the annual Hockey Blast weekend.
Max Jablonski rides shotgun in a dune buggy filled to its five-person capacity with kids from Benilde-St. Margaret’s. He wears a white hockey jersey tattooed with dozens of signatures as he and his pals putter around Excelsior Bay. On rinks nearby pond hockey games are being played in honor of his older brother, Jack—who was paralyzed last month during a junior varsity hockey game. “My brother is doing alright,” Max said. “He’s really touched and motivated by all the support.” In the driver’s seat next to Max is 15-year-old Mario Zattoni—one of the organizers of Sunday’s Jack Jablonski Junior Bronze Pond Tournament on Lake Minnetonka. Planning for the fundraiser began soon after Jablonski was injured Dec. 30 during a game against Wayzata, …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Ice conditions will not be suitable for three consecutive varsity hockey games, organizers say.
- Jay Corn
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Three high school hockey games originally scheduled to be played Saturday, Jan. 21 on Lake Minnetonka as part of Hockey Day 2012 have been moved indoors to Pagel Activity Center. Event organizers said in a statement made Thursday afternoon that recent warm weather would not allow for ice that would "provide a safe, playable surface of the quality necessary for the three consecutive high school varsity games scheduled." The three games will be played at their previously-scheduled times, and tickets will be available at the Pagel Activity Center in Minnetonka. Tickets already purchased will be honored, according to the Hockey Day Minnesota website. The North American Pond Hockey Championship and the Jack Jablonski Junior Bronze Pond Hockey …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Jack Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player, was paralyzed by a hit he took in a game on Dec. 30.
Today is Friday the 13th, a day often associated with bad luck. However, this year maybe we can all give the day a slightly more hopeful feeling as we raise money for No. 13, Jack Jablonski. Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player, was paralyzed by a hit he took in a game on Dec. 30 against Wayzata. He had surgery to fuse vertebrae in his neck and is not expected to walk again. To help Jack and his family, the Jack Jablonski Fund has been set up, and online donations via credit card are now being accepted on www.jabby13.com. Donations are also being accepted at any Wells Fargo location and through the mail: Jack Jablonski Fund, P.O. Box 16387, St. Louis Park, MN, 55416. So let's all come together and raise some much …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Warm weather allowed golfers to hit the links in January for "Jabs."
A charity golf tournament drew more than 100 golfers Tuesday in an effort to raise money for the Jack Jablonski Fund. The event was held at the CreeksBend Golf Course in New Prague. Hosted by twincitiesgolf.com, it was the first January tournament held outdoors in the 15-year history of the website. Golfers paid $20 each, with half of the proceeds going to the fund. You can see photos of the event on twincitiesgolf.com's Facebook page. There was also a silent auction that raised money for "Jabs." "It hits close to home, a lot of us either grew up playing hockey or we have kids playing hockey, and I think as a community, this creates an opportunity for us to bond together and really create a miracle," Kevin Unterreiner of twincitiesgolf.com…