The Gorton Cup
The 2019 Gorton Cup Hockey Game Fundraiser to benefit SIRF was held on Sunday, March 17th at the Walter Brown Arena at Boston University. Along with introducing a new venue, this year’s game was held on a new day and time, changes which were well received by players and spectators alike as the new location significantly cut down travel time to the rink. From a player perspective, the rink was excellent, the locker rooms were a slight upgrade, and the BU staff was friendly and amenable. In total, 20 seafood industry professionals hit the ice.
Spectators enjoyed cocktails and light hors d’oeurves while mingling and cheering on Team NFI and Team Seafax in the fast-paced game. In the end, Team NFI took the victory 3 to 2 thanks to the winning shot by Angelo Nicolosi Jr. from Raw Seafoods and solid coaching by Mike Gorton Sr.
The game raised over $30,000 for the Russ Mentzer Living Tribute Fund. Many thanks to Seafax/Compass for sponsoring the rink, Preferred Freezer Services for sponsoring the cocktail reception, Gail Hannigan of Preferred Freezer Services for taking professional level photography and video of the game, and to all the players and spectators for making the 2019 Gorton Cup a great event. We look forward to 2020’s game. Stay tuned for more details!