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December 19, 2011

De La Salle hockey team wraps every season with work at fish fry

By Mike Moore
C & G Sports Writer

WARREN — For the past five years, once the hockey season has ended, Dan Barry and his Warren De La Salle squad have traded gloves and sticks for trays and towels.

Every Friday during the Lenten season, the Pilots have volunteered at St. Therese Lisieus in Shelby Township for its weekly fish fry.

Players on the varsity team and two junior varsity squads rotated every week, helping set up for the event, serve food and then clean up.

“It’s one of those projects we got involved in one year, just to help out and give back a little,” Barry said. “It just kind of stuck on us. We’ve gone back every year.”

Barry said his guys would spend anywhere from three to four hours working the event.

“They enjoy having us, and the guys usually get a good meal out of it,” Barry added with a laugh. “So they have a good time, too.”

The Pilots plan on volunteering again this February.

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