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Bethlehem hockey team raises money for season

The hockey players and their families are used to raising money to support their sport.

"The hockey parents are used to helping us out by paying for us to play [youth hockey] and go to tournaments," said Cooper's son, Alex, who is Bethlehem's goaltender. "We wouldn't be able to do this without our parents' support."

"It gets a little annoying [doing fund raisers], but I think it helps build team chemistry," said Sheridan. "We had everybody here to help with the car wash."

Alex Cooper added that the players feel no ill will toward the school board for not receiving full funding for the season.

"It is what it is," he said. "It is an expensive sport, and we have to find ways to make the money we need."

The hockey team begins practicing for the 2009-10 season in two weeks.""

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