Community hosts alumni hockey game to raise money for paralyzed hockey player

The hockey community rallied around a former Totino-Grace hockey player on Saturday at the Brooklyn Park Community Center.

20-year-old Matt Olson was playing for the Chicago Cougars in the U.S. Premier Hockey League back in February when he suffered a severe spinal cord injury.

Totino-Grace Alumni hosted a hockey game and benefit for Olson.

Governor Mark Dayton along with NHL alumni and Totino-Grace alumni players were all in attendance.

Proceeds from the event will go to Matt’s medical expenses.  

NHL teams, Wild and Blackhawks also hosted a fundraiser for Matt in March that raised $177,000. SEE THIS: Wild and Blackhawks dedicate game to paralyzed hockey player

Matt is expected to come back to Minnesota next month to continue his rehab.