JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Johnstown Chiefs announced that they will be accepting donations for Brent’s Band-Aids at their game on Dec. 18.
Founded by seven-year-old Brent Swaltek, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in July, Brent’s Band-Aids collects cartoon-themed Band-Aids to donate to children’s hospitals.
The Chiefs have a working agreement with the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League and the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
Former ECHL players on the Wild roster are Derek Boogaard (IR) (Louisiana, 2002-03), Andrew Brunette (Hampton Roads, 1993-94) and Shane Hnidy (Baton Rouge, 1996-97 and Florida) while 2003 ECHL Media Relations Director award winner Ryan Stanzel is the coordinator of media relations for Minnesota. Former ECHL coach and league administrator Troy Ward is assistant coach and assistant general manager for Houston while former Idaho Steelheads broadcaster Joe O’Donnell, who was the 2007 ECHL Broadcaster of the Year, handles the Aeros play-by-play and Jody Green is the team’s athletic trainer.
Team Press Release