Eau Claire (WQOW) -- For the second straight year, the Eau Claire hockey community comes together for a 3-on-3 tournament and to raise money for a good cause.
Proceeds from Friday's tournament went to benefit the Phil Isaksson family. Isaksson is a former Eau Claire North student who was diagnosed with brain cancer this past year. For former hockey players and coaches, it was a no-brainer to come back to Eau Claire to play hockey for a good cause.
"They're excited to be here to play and see their fellow teammates, but any chance we have to do something and give back to somebody in need, we're willing to open up our wallets and our checkbooks to help out any way we can," says Eau Claire Memorial hockey coach Mike Schwengler.
"It's a lot of fun," says Jefferson Dahl, a former Memorial hockey player who's currently playing for the Badgers. "This is the second time we've done this. The first year worked out great so we decided to have another one. Everyone's really been supportive and it's been a great day."
Jake Dowell does not know Isaksson, but says it was important for him to come back to Eau Claire to help.
"You know, it's not a North/Memorial/Regis thing, it's someone from Eau Claire. Everybody from Eau Claire has helped out my family, it's been well documented," says Dowell. "This is just an easy thing for me to come and try to help out somebody else."
In all, the tournament raised more then $3,300 for the Isaksson family.
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