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Teacher Floor Hockey Battle this Thursday Night

Teachers and staff members from J. Taylor Finley Middle School will lock horns with their faculty counterparts from Huntington High School in the 4th annual floor hockey challenge this Thursday night, Nov.10 in Louis D. Giani gymnasium.

The puck will drop in the high school gym at 6:30 p.m. Teachers from both teams said they will be ready for action. Huntington High School won bragging rights last year after coming out on top in the fun-filled game.

The event "has become a student and parent favorite," Finley Principal John Amato said. "It is always well-attended. The high school team has several skilled players who are adept with the sticks. They're fast and in very good shape. Their defense is a no-nonsense bunch that likes to check and be checked. Finley's attack centers around its intensity on both ends of the floor. We do not back down and we always play them to a tight finish."

While the high school squad has emerged victorious every year, "this year looks good for Finley," Mr. Amato said. Last year's game drew a crowd of several hundred that enjoyed the quick paced action in what turned out to be a highly competitive contest.

Tickets will be available at the door for $2. Refreshments will be sold in the lobby. Folks attending the game are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or a new toy. Food donations will be given to the Helping Hands Rescue Mission while the toys will go to the Family Service League.

Raffles for baskets donated by Herrolds, Interthread Embroidery, Dave & Busters, Sweeties, Rookies and the New York Islanders will be on sale. A digital camera and other items will also be raffled off. Raffle tickets are priced at one for $1, seven for $5 and 15 for $10.

Students attending the game will be given homework passes.

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