In a nail-biter of a game, the Idaho Steelheads claimed victory in overtime against Rapid City Rush, 5-4, on Wednesday, Dec. 13! College of Western Idaho (CWI) was also victorious as the College hosted its second CWI Night of the season and raised nearly $800 for student scholarships. In total 158 group tickets were sold.
Students, faculty, and staff from around campus came out to support the Steelheads and students at Idaho Central Arena, where they saw CWI Board Chair Molly Lenty, Trustee Nicole Bradshaw, Idaho Division of Career Technical Education Administrator, Clay Long, and Collision Repair student on the ice as they kicked off the game off with a puck drop.
Throughout the game there were noticeable signs CWI was in the arena — from advertisements on the scoreboard to Steelheads’ mascot, Blue, sporting some CWI swag to CWI staff riding on a Zamboni with a College pennant. The College’s enrollment team was also set up with a booth at the Arena to meet and engage with prospective students signing several future and current students up for a chance to win the SCORE Big Scholarship and a new CWI hockey jersey.
The impressive win for the Steelheads and great turnout from CWI wasn’t the only thing to celebrate as Boise State Business Economics student, Caleb Updike, was randomly chosen as the $1,000 SCORE Big Scholarship recipient for the night. Updike was awarded the scholarship by Trustee Bradshaw and CWI Foundation Board members on the ice during the game’s second intermission.
Updike shared he plans to use the funds to take Summer 2024 classes at CWI.
Media Arts student, Ryan Heffelfinger, won the CWI hockey jersey — one he can wear to THREE more CWI Nights this season. Those interested in getting their hands on a CWI-branded jersey of their own still have the chance! The CWI Bookstore is fully stocked with jerseys, offering a great selection of various sizes.
The next CWI night will take place on Jan. 31, followed by two more nights on Feb 28 and March 13. Visit CWI Nights to purchase group tickets and for more information. Keep in mind, $5 from every group ticket goes to support student scholarships!
The fun doesn’t stop at CWI Nights! The College also offers a discounted ticket price of $18 to all Steelheads home games for the 2023-2024 season as part of being the Steelheads’ official education partner.