QC Storm Paints Ice to Honor Military

Nov 6, 2019

The Quad City Storm are honoring veterans in a unique way. On Tuesday, the team invited people to come to the TaxSlayer Center in Moline and write the names on the ice of friends and family who have served in the military. 

Donna Sturms from Bettendorf says she visited the rink to honor the long list of veterans in her family.

"I have a father-in-law, three grandchildren, four nephews, two cousins, and a friend [who have all served in the military.]"

Joe Rebholz, who served 20 years in the military including two stints at the Rock Island Arsenal, says he isn't a big hockey fan, but thought it was a nice tribute.

"It's really amazing, how much they're doing for military today. And as far as this, this is unusual... and it's the first time I've ever been on the ice."

On Saturday, the Quad City Storm will host the Evansville Thunderbolts on "Military Night" with all of the names covering the ice. The Storm will also wear camouflage jerseys that will be auctioned after the game to raise funds for Guide Dogs of America.