ROCKPORT — Three divisions of the Maine Coast Storm youth ice hockey program honored the memory of a hockey player from Brewer for their games Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24.
Jordan Parkhurst, a 17-year-old member of the Brewer High School ice hockey team, was killed Saturday, Nov. 16 in a car crash when his vehicle left the road, according to the Bangor Daily News.
The 10U, 12U and 14U divisions of the Maine Coast Storm youth ice hockey program honored the Brewer senior by adding orange tape (Brewer’s main school color is orange) to their hockey sticks.
Fittingly, the 10U team faced the Brewer 10U Orange team in a doubleheader at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport on Sunday as the Storm honored Parkhurst.
The 12U team was on the road Sunday and faced the Central Maine Hornets of Waterville in a doubleheader at Colby College, while the 14U team hosted a single game Saturday in Rockport against the Maine Gladiators Bronze team from Lewiston.
The gesture touched the hearts of many in the Maine ice hockey community with people praising the Storm on social media for showing support to the Brewer community. Some noted how the gesture signifies how the ice hockey community in the state is a family and will always have the back of other teams across the state.
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