Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Eastern time, Niagara’s women’s hockey team will take to the ice against a team of Niagara alumni in a fundraiser for former Purple Eagle Jennifer Goulet, who has been diagnosed with throat cancer.
A goal of raising $1,500 has been set by the 2003-04 team, to assist in covering the costs of Goulet’s treatment.
Goulet, a native of Cochrane, Ont., played 104 games from 2000-03, notching 24 goals and 23 assists for 47 points. Prior to Niagara, Goulet attended Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High School and played for the Clearnet Lightening (Senior AAA) of the National Women’s Hockey League.
She transferred to Niagara from Seneca College and made an immediate impact on the Purple Eagles.
“We are pleased to help Jen and her family during such a difficult time,” head coach Margot Page said. “We are hopeful to receive generous donations not only during Saturday’s game, but also throughout next week.”
Donations can be made during Saturday’s game, or by visiting the women’s hockey office at Niagara’s Dwyer Arena during regular business hours.