'April Skate' Raises More Than $10,000

Wednesday, 04.29.2009 / 4:22 PM PT / News
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\'April Skate\' Raises More Than $10,000

In honor of their former employee, April Whang, The Rinks - Anaheim ICE held "April Skate" last Sunday at the Ducks' official practice facility.

With Wild Wing on hand, more than 300 skaters turned out for the special event created in memory of Whang, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Along with a two-hour open skate session, those in attendance had a chance to bid on game-used sticks from Corey Perry, Scott Niedermayer, Chris Pronger, Jonas Hiller, Bobby Ryan and Teemu Selanne. Also available in the silent auction were a Pronger signed jersey, photo and hat. A raffle featured prizes that included weekend stays at local hotels, hockey sticks and figure skating bags.

The Rinks - Anaheim ICE, MADD, Disney GOALS and Ultimate Skate and Hockey joined together to raise funds during the event to help continue the fight to stop drunk driving, support the victims of violent crime and prevent underage drinking. By the end of the afternoon, more than $10,000 was raised for MADD of Orange County, making the afternoon a major success.

The event was created in memory of April Whang, a long-time employee of the Ultimate Skate and Hockey Pro Shop, located within The Rinks - Anaheim ICE. On Feb. 1, Whang was killed by a drunk driver. A graduate of Sunny Hills High School, April was known for her warm smile and kind spirit. Prior to her passing at the untimely age of 26, Whang had been working at Ultimate Skate and Hockey for three years. A former figure skater, April is survived by her parents, Kyung and Brian Whang, as well as her sister, Kimberly Whang.

To help support the April Skate and MADD Orange County, click here and the click on Make a gift!

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
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13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 75 24 44 13 68
C. Perry 63 32 20 15 52
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
S. Vatanen 63 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 77 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 69 9 25 -4 34
J. Wisniewski 66 8 26 -14 34
C. Fowler 76 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 74 7 26 23 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
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