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Caples on the Scott Matzka charity game

Michigan Hockey's Michael Caples penned an article regarding the University of Michigan Alumni's game against the Red Wings Alumni to raise funds for Scott Matzka:

It was an emotional night at Yost Ice Arena, for all parties concerned. It’s hard to watch a member of your family fall ill.

Family, of course, doesn’t have to mean by blood. That was remarkably evident that Saturday night.

The University of Michigan hockey program gathered at Yost on Jan. 7 to play in a charity game against the Detroit Red Wings alumni team in a fundraising effort for Scott Matzka. Whether they played before, during, or after Matzka’s four-year stay in Ann Arbor, they all came back.

The family gathered for one of their own.

“You never know what you’re getting when you sign that paper,” Matzka said to coach Red Berenson after the game.

“We didn’t, either,” Berenson said.

“Twenty years later, you go, ‘Oh yeah, that’s the family right there,” Matzka said. “Way bigger than hockey. Pretty incredible.”

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