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The University Magazine

Hockey will highlight RIT’s annual fall festival again this year

Enjoying the first Brick City Weekend hockey game are, from left, Michele Oursler Bedri ’92, Jennifer Ladieu ’94, Karen McLaughlin ’91, RITchie, Cindy Rosenshein ’90 and Jane Corson Fernandez ’91.

Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend’s newest tradition is here to stay. After a wildly successful debut last year, RIT Men’s Hockey will continue to be a featured part of the weekend – which will now be scheduled to coincide with the first Men’s Hockey home game each fall.

This year’s Brick City Weekend will take place Oct. 15-17. The hockey game will be held at 7:05 p.m.

aturday, Oct. 16, at downtown Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena. Last year’s game, which drew more than 7,000 orange-clad fans, received a tremendously positive response from alumni, students, and parents alike.

“Inside the arena, the atmosphere was absolutely electric,” says Taylor Osmonson, a second-year hospitality and service management major. “It was amazing to feel that many people united, rallying around their hockey team.”

Many alumni, like Cindy Rosenshein ’90 (packaging science), have been waiting a long time for a homecoming weekend that featured a sporting event. Rosenshein proposed the idea as a final project in a public speaking class more than 20 years ago.

“Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend far surpassed all of the ideas and suggestions that we used in that presentation,” says Rosenshein. “It was a great way to catch up with old friends, get introduced to new ones and see all the amazing changes that the school has gone through.”

Men’s Hockey program is excited about the prospect of Tigers fans packing the largest sports arena in Rochester.

“We are very excited to be a part of Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend again,” says Wayne Wilson, Men’s Hockey coach. “Last year’s experience exceeded all of our expectations. The environment for our game was unbelievable and our team is proud to be a part of this special weekend.”

For more information about the weekend, go to www.rit.edu/brickcity.

John Follaco