Men's Ice Hockey Volunteers Time at Woodman Park Elementary School Reading to Kindergarteners

DOVER, N.H. – Members of the University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team volunteered their time on Tuesday, March 11 at Woodman Park Elementary School to read to a kindergarten class.

Seniors Eric Knodel (West Chester, Pa.), Nick Sorkin (Rockville, Md.), and Jeff Wyer (Reading, Mass.) read aloud "Hockey Numbers" and "Z is for Zamboni" to the class.

“It means a lot to us when we get to go out in the community and interact with the young fans who cheer for us throughout the season,” said netminder and assistant captain Wyer. “Spending some time in the classroom reminds us of the young students we once were, and hopefully can teach them the importance of academics in our journey to play college hockey.”

At the conclusion of the reading, the three players posed for pictures with members of the class and signed autographs.

The fourth-seeded Wildcats host fifth-seeded Northeastern University in the Hockey East quarterfinals for a best-of-three game series starting Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit or call (603) 862-4000. For more information about UNH athletics and Wildcats in the Community, be sure to visit and look for the Wildcats in the Community page presented by Kennebunk Savings.

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