Scott Matzka at the ceremonial face-off for the Wolverines' first ALS Awareness Game (photo by Andrew Knapik/MiHockey)

Wolverines to host second annual ALS Awareness Game Feb. 3

By @MichaelCaples –

When the No. 20 Wolverines battle the No. 18 Badgers on Saturday, they’ll be playing for a good cause…and an UM hockey alumnus.

The Feb. 3 game at Yost Ice Arena will be the University of Michigan’s second annual ALS Awareness Game, as the Wolverines honor Scott Matzka and help him in his ‘My Turn‘ battle against the disease.

“As a former Wolverine hockey player, I am extremely proud and excited to see how the Michigan hockey program has shown support for me and the ALS cause,” Matzka said in an email and shared by the Wolverines. “Ultimately, I am so moved by the hockey program and former teammates with their level of support! It means so much to me and my family!”

The university’s ALS Clinic, which both treats ALS patients and conducts research as it relates to the disease, will be present at the game to help fans better understand the disease and how devastating it is for patients and their families.

The Children of Yost will be raising money for the Matzka family at the game and through a GoFundMe account, as well – for more info on that, click here.


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