The local hockey community is coming together on Saturday to support the family of one of their own.
It was on January 4 when Monroe Township High School senior Michael Nichols was playing with his team in North Jersey against Vernon when he crashed head-on into the boards. Nichols suffered a fracture of his C5 vertebrae and is currently being treated at Morristown Medical Center before being moved to a rehab facility.
As part of the efforts to help the Nichols family through this difficult time an alumni hockey game is being held on Saturday at the Ocean Ice Palace in Brick. The game starts at 4 p.m. and admission is just $5 for an event that includes a raffle and a puck toss for a chance to win tickets to a luxury box at a New Jersey Devils game.
For more information check out the Pray For Mikey Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.