There was skating and music, but this was no Disney on Ice performance on a recent January Friday night at the Ice Center.
Instead, it was Mercyhurst’s newest club on campus, Pick Up College hocKey (P.U.C.K.) playing pick-up games to some of today’s hottest club tunes.
The group began this fall when freshmen Alex Neri, Evan Christenson, Randy White and Drew Klobuchar first met. Neri, one of the co-presidents, played high school hockey and wanted to continue on the ice in college.
When he found other freshmen who shared his love of hockey, an idea was born. Although relatively new, P.U.C.K. has gained promising support with 32 active student members and a number of faculty who join in the action.
“P.U.C.K. is probably one of the largest clubs on campus—if not this year, next year for sure,” said Co-President Evan Christenson.
This club is not just for the gentlemen.
Freshman Brittany Shavatt is an active member who can skate circles around many of her male counterparts (bottom left).
“I heard they were starting a club and decided to join” she said. Shavatt also plays for the Erie Lady Lions, a traveling club hockey team.
P.U.C.K. meets once or twice a week and requires participants to have a helmet and gloves for safety. Beyond that, P.U.C.K.’s only other requirements are skates, sticks and lively music.
If interested, e-mail Neri at email@example.com.