IBEW Local 1’s new ice hockey team to play first game Jan. 28

HITTING THE ICE: The new IBEW Local 1’s ice hockey team is scheduled to play its first game Friday, Jan. 28 at the Brentwood Ice Rink. Their team colors are blue and gold.

By SHERI GASSAWAY
Correspondent

IBEW Local 1 apprentices Eric Levy and Brandon Foley both have a love of ice hockey and the fellowship their union provides so they decided to combine the two and start an IBEW Local 1 ice hockey team.

The intermediate hockey team, which has 16 players including a goalie, is set to hit the ice Friday, Jan. 28 at the Brentwood Ice Rink at 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd. It will be an evening game with a specific time to be announced soon.

ANOTHER SOCIAL AVENUE
“We wanted to start a new tradition and give our Brotherhood another social avenue,” Levy said. “Whether playing or spectating, we believe that this could be something fun that everyone can enjoy.”

Foley serves as vice president of IBEW Local 1 RENEW (Reach-out and Engage Next-Gen Electrical Workers), which is dedicated to creating opportunities for members ages 35 years and younger and helping them develop the skills necessary to become active in the local union and play a role in shaping its future.

Foley and Levy are hoping the creation of the new team will open new fundraising options for RENEW and that the ice rink will be somewhere for Local 1 members to continue their congregation after Friday union meetings.

SECOND TEAM FORMING
Levy, who works at Vision Electric, said they would like to get another team together to accommodate anyone who wants to play and to prevent newer players from becoming overwhelmed and deterred from playing against more experienced players.

Tylor James, another Local 1 apprentice at Vision Electric, also is helping to coordinate the team and games. The season currently is scheduled to run until mid-April and both male and female players are welcome.

TO JOIN
If you are interested in playing on a second IBEW Local 1 ice hockey team or know any potential sponsors for the effort, call Levy at 314-562-0477 or James at 636-209-7922.


 

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