December 16, 2007

Former NMU Hockey Player To Stink For Charity

Nathan Oystrick
Nathan Oystrick
CHICAGO, Ill. – Former Northern Michigan University hockey player Nathan Oystrick is going to stink for charity. Oystrick, a defenseman with the Chicago Wolves, along with teammate Jordan LaVallee are going to attempt to set an unofficial record by remaining in full equipment for 27 hours after the team’s game against the Peoria Rivermen at the Allstate Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Fans can pledge money for each hour the players remain in their equipment. 
 
Oystrick’s charities are the Family Resource Center, a not-for-profit adoption organization, and the Anti-Cruelty Society. LaVallee’s effort will benefit the Dan Snyder Memorial Fund and various Chicago-area charities. 
 
On Thursday, Dec. 20 the duo will be at Gino’s East, 8725 W. Higgins Rd., from 12-2 p.m. and at Applebee’s, 111 E. Algonquin Rd. in Arlington Heights from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
 
“Raising money for the Family Resource Center is important to me because I was adopted when I was young, and now I’m in a position to contribute to helping other kids have the same great experience I had,” said Oystrick on the Chicago Wolves web site. “I love animals too, so I’m glad I can include the Anti-Cruelty Society. This will smell really bad but it’s helping out great organizations. I’m glad I have a partner in crime in Jordan, because I don’t know how many other people are going to want to be around us after that many hours of wearing our equipment. “
 
Oystrick played at NMU from 2002-06 where he appeared in 151 games as he registered 89 points on 26 goals and 63 assists.    Last year Oystrick’s first with the Wolves he was named to the American Hockey League (AHL) All-Rookie Team and to the AHL’s All-Star Team as second team selection.   In 27 games this season he has registered 11 assists and 15 points for the Wolves.
 
For more information or to make a pledge, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or click on www.chicagowolves.com.
 
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