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[01-07-06]IceBird Alumni Association
Plans Event Joe Farace of the IceBird Alumni Association recently announced the first event of the season for the organization.
You will find Joe
there working out the pains as if he
made the last big hit of the game himself.
Plans will be worked out for the upcoming Alumni vs. the Young Guns Alumni Game over a few Diet Pepsi's Friday night, so be there and make sure the right weekend is selected for that annual event.The Alumni won last year's event in overtime 8 - 7, however this year's squad plans to reclaim what is rightfully theirs, the bragging rights.
[10-26-06]Joe Farace to Lead ISU Alumni AssociationJoe Farace spent "five glorious years" playing for the Illinois State University IceBirds from 1994 through 1999.
rejoins the IceBirds
in a new capacity.As President of the IceBirds Alumni Association, Joe will be a critical component of the IceBird organization.Hockey leadership is nothing new to Joe, as he served as IceBirds captain during the 98/99 season, and for his Driscoll Catholic High School Team before that.
hockey leadership will be redirected towards organizing and motivating the retired IceBirds
, rather than the guy taking the lumps out on the ice."Joe's
role is critical to the continuing development of our program," says General Manager Ferleyko."We are working to move the team back to a national level.That means we need the financial resources the other national level teams have.We need to be able to recruit players and provide an environment which is competitive in terms of hockey and quality of life while on the road." As a corporate account manager with CDW, Joe is well versed on financial management and organization.
That coupled with his
hockey leadership experience is the perfect combination of talents needed, to develop the Alumni Association
into a significant force in the IceBirds
resurgence to National prominence. Joe has drank from the Stanley Cup and played for the IceBirds in their last National tournament appearance in 1995.
leadership among the alumni, the IceBirds
will have another puzzle piece of the game winning strategy in place.With hard work on and off the ice throughout the organization, we hope to be able to invite Joe
and all the alumni to an ACHA regional playoff game sometime in the next few seasons. Joe
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join this winning team.