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Club93 – an organization that celebrates hockey as an ageless pastime and an outlet for community engagement – has established residency at Danbury Arena, effective immediately.

“Our goal is to help hockey players of all ability levels prepare for life’s challenges one shift at a time,” said Club93 co-founder, Jim Imbro. “Club93 is about harnessing the drive to compete through life’s battles while using hockey as your support system.”

Established in 2022, Club93 promotes the power of the game and supports a wide range of adult hockey programs. Imbro, Ken Biedzynski, and Will Bjornsund all find that playing hockey competitively as they get older is making a difference in their lives. The three puck buddies, who are teammates on the Red Bank, NJ-based “Z Team,” decided to set a target on an age where they’d feel comfortable hanging up their skates.

“Our goal is to continue playing until we’re 93 years old while using hockey to have a positive impact on the community and, most of all, our fellow hockey players,” Biedzynski said. “Club93 coming to Danbury Arena is a tremendous milestone as we look to expand our membership and engage with other hockey organizations with similar missions.”

Danbury Arena (Danbury, CT) is one of the most storied venues for minor professional hockey in North America. The venue is home to the Danbury Hat Tricks, the current champions of the Federal Prospects Hockey League (FPHL), as well as their sibling clubs who compete on the junior levels in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). Made famous by the Danbury Trashers, who were the subject of the hit Netflix documentary, “Untold: Crimes & Penalties,”

In 2022, Club93 partnered with the Moustache Classic ice hockey outing for men’s cancer and suicide prevention, a charity fundraiser held annually at Danbury Arena. The Moustache Classic campaign has raised over $107,000 for Movember, a global charity that raises awareness and vital funding for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. The Moustache Classic has been recognized as the NHL & NHLPA Hockey Fights Cancer Challenge Champions for 2020, 2021, and 2022.

“Events like the Moustache Classic are at the core of what Club93 will be involved in,” Bjornsund said. “We want to help build environments where people feel encouraged to play hockey for as long as they possibly can.” 

Club93 initiated a soft launch of their social media channels across Facebook and Instagram, they’ll soon unveil a new website. In the coming months, Club93 plans to partner with other hockey organizations that share their values. 

“Club 93 is a fantastic resource for our community,” said Billy McCreary III, head coach and General Manager for the Danbury Hat Tricks, the current champs of the Federal Prospects Hockey League.  “Committing to bettering ourselves 1% every day, supporting those around us, and driving growth within our community are standards not only within The Hat Tricks organization but Club 93 as well.”