Pittsburgh, Pa. – While in the midst of a program record unbeaten streak, the Robert Morris University women's hockey team spent some time giving back to the Pittsburgh-area community over the past two weeks.
On Dec. 30, the Colonials visited the Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh and made dinner for the patients and their families that were staying with them.
"We played some games and got to interact with them," said senior defenseman Anneline Lauziere (St. Thomas, Ontario / London Jr. Devilettes). "It's nice to go out in the community and help out where we can."
"It also allowed us to bond a little more as a team," added Lauziere.
This week, RMU traveled just down the road from 84 Lumber Arena to Caring Heights Nursing Center in Coraopolis, where the patients were taking part in their weekly bingo night. The team split up into groups and interacted with the people there, taking in some of their tales and giving them a fresh face to talk to.
"It was really fun to see them smile and laugh," said sophomore defenseman Leah Carlson (Copper Center, Alaska / Kenny Lake). "And it was nice to hear their life stories."
"We all had a great time and I'm sure we'll go back," added Carlson.
In addition to the aforementioned projects, the Colonials will also be participating in the Beaver County Polar Plunge on Saturday. The event will be held at the Bridgewater Landing Marina in Beaver and the money raised will go to the Special Olympics.
No. 9 Robert Morris is off this weekend, but returns to the ice for its final non-conference series next weekend at No. 10 Quinnipiac. The first meeting between the Colonials and Bobcats will be on Friday, Jan. 17 at 4:00 p.m. from the TD Bank Sports Center.