Hockey program saved in Monroe-Woodbury

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School officials in the Monroe-Woodbury school district have announced they decided not to cancel their ice hockey program. School officials in the Monroe-Woodbury school district have announced they decided not to cancel their ice hockey program.

It is a save worthy of Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

School officials in the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District have announced they decided not to cancel their ice hockey program.

The district had planned to cut funding for the sport for the next school year because of budget concerns.

However, with the community's support, they were able to lower operating costs, get additional state aid and donations to keep the program going. "The message I got was this was really important and it meant so much to our children and that even though it's a small group of students, it still meant a lot to them," Monroe-Woodbury School Superintendent Elsie Rodriguez says.

Administrators say the cost of the ice-hockey program is $54,000 each year. State aid and donations will fund half that amount.

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