Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
The Binghamton Senators may have the night off on the ice, but some of the team got together for a good cause.
The B-Sens teamed up with Bob and Chris Lacey for an open house to raise money for 16 year old Jack Jablonski.
The Minnesota teenager was paralyzed on December 30th when a hit from behind sent him head first into the boards, severing his spinal cord.
Jabby is slowly recovering.
The Lacey's teamed up with Broome County High School Hockey and the Binghamton Senators to help raise money to send to the Jablonski family to help with the medical expenses.
"When something like this happens to a fellow player who has the same dreams and ambitions as you, you know its tough to see because you can turn around and say that could be your life."
"It has nothing to do with the fact that he's from Minnesota or anything other than the fact that there's somebody that's in need, somebody that's had a pretty serious injury and when people come to us and they approach us and they're asking us to help out. How do you not get on board for a cause like this?"
To date, the Lacey's have raised 55-hundred dollars to send to the Jablonski's.
And they'll continue to collect right through March 31st, when the B-Sens host the Syracuse Crunch.
They'll send all the money collected after that game.
If you'd like to add to the Binghamton donation, you can call the Senators front office or Chris Lacey at 648-3456.
You can make a donation on your own at www.jabby13.com