Donning a royal blue suit, seven-year-old Logan from Rockland, MA, was one of the first teammates off the team bus last Thursday when the Boston University Terriers arrived at Amalie Arena. Logan, matched with the BU Men’s Hockey team just this past October, formed an instant bond with the team over the last several months. He attended practices and games alongside his parents all season long and brought those same high spirits to Tampa. Despite the eventual loss in a great game, Logan was happy just being with his “BU friends”.
Joining his team for the other Frozen Four match-up was 18-year-old Kellen from Saginaw, MI. Kellen was matched with the Michigan men’s hockey team in October 2021; since being connected with the team, Kellen has attended nearly all of Michigan’s home games, where his teammates often take him on the ice to celebrate big wins. He is nonverbal but communicates through his laugh, squeals, speaking device, and a smile that lights up the room. Kellen and his mom joined the Wolverines on their journey to Tampa following a locker room surprise.
“It has been such a rewarding year for all of the children and student athletes in our program, but it’s been especially wonderful to see our influence continue to grow within the collegiate hockey community,” said Seth Rosenzweig, CEO, Team IMPACT. “We pride ourselves on providing truly symbiotic relationships and that’s exactly what Logan and Kellen have with their respective teams. The University of Michigan and Boston University men’s hockey teams exemplify everything that we try to inspire in all our school matches and I’d like to wish both teams the best of luck at the Frozen Four.”