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DULUTH - We first told you about a local hockey rink that was victim to an act of arson.
A viewer saw our story about Gary Morgan Parks Hockey Rink player’s boxes being burned down.
Gary Morgan Parks Hockey rink now has another box because of that report.
"Apparently some kids lit it up on fire so that's what's left," Gary Morgan Park Hockey Rink coach and volunteer Darrin Mass said.
Just a week ago Gary Morgan Park Hockey Rink boxes, which holds players and the penalty area was up in flames.
"It’s a lot of work that us parents put in here,” said Maas. “To have some kids come out here, burn it, it's very, very frustrating."
The act of arson left nothing behind but scorched land and piles of burnt rubble.
"They were all painted beautifully and looked really nice and they lit her up on fire,” said Maas.
The rink has been a staple in the Morgan Park community for nearly 30 years, teaching kids how to do more than just play the sport.
"It teaches kids a lot of respect and to work hard,” said Maas.
After hearing about the arson, the community that helped build the rink rallied once again to put it back together.
The Congdon Park Hockey rink gave them one of their player boxes.
"It's relieving, it’s nice,” said Maas.
School board members voted to put a parking spot in place of the Congdon Park Hockey rink.
"What that forced us to do was take all of our resources and put them into storage," Congdon Park Hockey Director Marc Smith said.
Since Congdon rink is closed down they decided to donate their box instead of destroying it.
"I think it's great,” said Smith. “I think that Congdon Park Hockey families are gonna think it's great as well.” “We have to move away for a couple of years but we hope to be back so using the resources that we have in the neighborhood rink system is a good thing."
A good thing just in time before the season starts.
"It’s good to have an extra set of boxes,” said Maas. “So now we can have games on both rinks and just keep plugging away to have a good time together."
Gary Morgan Park Hockey Rink has invited Irving Hockey Rink to use their space because Irving’s rink was flooded during the storm.
Gary Morgan Park Hockey Rink still needs lumber and labor.
If you would like to help you can contact them at 218-428-0490.