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Alexandria hockey teams host a doubleheader Tuesday night to fundraise for Jack Albert

Jack Albert is a 10-year-old squirt player in Alexandria's youth hockey program who was diagnosed with Stage IV Burkitt’s lymphoma on Jan. 24, 2022. Fans have many opportunities to show their support for the Albert family through Tuesday's doubleheader at the Runestone Community Center.

Jack Albert Fundraiser
The Alexandria boys and girls hockey teams are hosting a doubleheader on Tuesday, Feb. 8, with games at 5:15 and 7:15 p.m. The night will serve as a fundraiser for 10-year-old Jack Albert, a youth player in Alexandria's hockey program who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Burkitt’s lymphoma. Jack is currently receiving inpatient care at the Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

The Alexandria boys and girls hockey teams are hosting a doubleheader tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 8 where fans can help out an Alexandria family.

Jack Albert is a 10-year-old squirt player in Alexandria’s youth hockey program. On Jan. 24, he was diagnosed with Stage IV Burkitt’s lymphoma. Jack is currently receiving inpatient care at the Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

The Cardinals are hosting a fundraiser at the Runestone Community Center on Tuesday where all the proceeds from the night will go to the Albert family to help with medical expenses. There will be a $1 chuck-a-puck, and $10 raffle tickets on sale.

Raffle drawings after the girls game include prize packages of a “pamper your hockey mom” and “I love Alexandria” baskets. Drawings before the third period of the boys game will include “Yeti Tailgate” and Milwaukee Tailgate” baskets, along with a dinner for four prize at Pike and Pint restaurant in Alexandria.

The Albert family will also be recognized between the girls and boys game.

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The Alexandria girls (12-10-1) will face Bemidji (4-18) with a 5:15 p.m. drop of the puck. The boys game is scheduled to start at 7:15 between the 12-6-1 Cardinals and St. Cloud (6-11-3).

Read more about Jack’s story and how the community’s support is helping to make a difference for him and his family in one of next week’s issues of the Echo Press.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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