ORONO – Ida Press was surprised by her mother, who came from Sweden to be honored at Maine’s “Skating Strides” breast cancer awareness game.
Ida’s mother, Malin, just recently completed breast cancer treatment in home country, Sweden. Malin was announced as a surprise, to take part in a ceremonial puck drop, to Ida’s complete surprise.
In the immediate aftermath of the emotional reunion, Ida scored Maine’s first goal in Saturday’s game against UNH. She scored an assist on the Black Bears’ second goal.