Algonquin boys hockey wears camouflage jerseys in honor of fallen soldier

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Algonquin boys hockey wears camouflage jerseys in honor of fallen soldier
Algonquin players stand at attention during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner before a game played in honor of Brian Arsenault this week. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)

NORTHBOROUGH – The Algonquin boys hockey team continued its tradition of wearing camouflage jerseys to honor the memory of Northborough’s Brian Arsenault this week. 

They wore their alternate jerseys for their game against Groton Dunstable on Thursday, paying tribute to Arsenault while students also wore red, white and blue clothes.

Arsenault, who played hockey prior to his graduation from Algonquin in 2004, was killed in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan in 2014. 

He completed basic training in 2011, graduating from Airborne School at Ft. Benning in 2012. Arsenault was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal among numerous other accolades. 

Groton Dunstable defeated Algonquin 6-5 in this latest game. 

All proceeds raised during the game were donated to the Spc. Brian K. Arsenault Memorial Scholarship Fund. Scholarship funding is provided to high school seniors and provides aid for local veterans.

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