Former Culver Military Academy hockey player Nic Dowd ’08 and three of his St. Cloud State teammates lost their luxurious locks on April 14, after playing in the Frozen Four semifinal. Six members of the Huskies grew their hair out over 19 months in order to contribute to Locks of Love.
Dowd came up with the idea and convinced another five players to join him at the end of the 2011-2012 season. (Watch this hair-raising video by the Minnesota Wild). Going with Dowd on Sunday were (from left) Nick Jensen, Tim Daly, and David Morley.
After losing 4-1 to Quinnipiac and Cory Hibbeler ’08 on April 11, the team returned to St. Cloud, where four members of the team cut their hair, which has to be a minimum of 10 inches long to donate. When all six teammates have cut their hair, it is estimated they will donate nearly five feet of hair The hair will be used to weave hairpieces for children who have lost their hair due to medical conditions.
St. Cloud State made it to the Frozen Four for the first time in the school’s history. Yale beat Quinnipiac in the final to win the title April 13.