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Forum staff reports, Published November 06 2012

Force to host benefit for Fargo North graduate Schmit

FARGO – The Fargo Force will be hosting a benefit for former Fargo North goaltender Nick Schmit on Friday, Nov. 16 versus the Omaha Lancers at 7:35 p.m.

Schmit graduated from Fargo North in the spring and was struck by a boat and seriously injured over the summer on West McDonald Lake. He was a goaltender for the state championship Fargo North boys hockey team.

Since being released from the hospital, Schmit has been going through therapy and slowly working his way to getting back onto the ice. Recently, he has been skating and working out with the Minot Minotaurs in the North American Hockey League and just returned from a 10-day road trip to California with the team.

Fans will be able to bid on items in the silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Nick’s family to cover medical expenses. The silent auction will be held in the upper lobby and will be open until the start of the third period. Items in the silent auction range from a pedicure to clothing to food gift cards to a stick and a glove autographed by Minnesota Wild’s Matt Cullen.

The Fargo Force have also agreed to donate $1 from every reserved seat ticket sold for Friday’s game and will increase that amount to $1.50 per ticket if the game is a sellout.

Forum staff reports