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Thank you, Coach Jackson

Letter to the Editor | Friday, March 23, 2007

It shouldn’t be any secret by now that Jeff Jackson has worked wonders for our hockey program. To refresh your memory, he has taken a team that won five games two years ago to a program record for wins, our first conference championship and the No. 1 ranking in the national polls. Oh yeah, and the team went 3-0 against Michigan this year, too. But, unlike the old Lombardism, winning ISN’T the only thing to coach Jackson, as he recently made a very generous gesture. Because only a fraction of the hockey band is allowed to travel to the NCAA regional this weekend, coach has offered to provide tickets and transportation to those members who aren’t able to make the trip with the band – out of his own pocket. Kudos to you, Coach Jackson – you obviously understand the “Notre Dame spirit.” I hope I speak on behalf of the student body when I thank you, your assistants Paul Pooley and Andy Slaggert and the rest of the hockey program for everything you’ve done and will continue to do for us. And one more thing: Brown for Hobey.

David Heroux

sophomore

Zahm Hall

March 21