This past Saturday morning September 27, just days before opening weekend, the University of Delaware Men’s D1 hockey team gave some their time back to the Wilmington community after an early morning skate. The team traveled up and volunteered their time at the Wilmington, DE chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The boys assisted Habitat leaders in cleaning out a warehouse and building a new home. The team worked together to make sure they installed the correct pieces during the build. Sophomore Vincent Zingarelli said “It was a great experience as it incorporated helping out the community as well working with teammates to help those in need.” After the team cleaned out the warehouse, it was time to work on the inside of the home. Once inside, they constructed doors and cut and stapled pieces of insulation in the walls. Organizer and Senior Nick Ustaski said “Today was a great way to give back to an awesome local cause.” The weekend was a success on two fronts, as a great morning practice prepared them for their first test this Friday night versus #2RMU-IL and an afternoon of community service connected each individual player with the local community. Fans interested in attending Friday nights home game should arrive at the Fred Rust Arena for a 7:00 PM puck drop. Students should stay tuned to our Twitter and Instagram accounts to find out where busses to the Rust will be leaving from. See you at the rink.