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The Vancouver Canucks hosted the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, November 6th in support of the National Hockey League's Hockey Fights Cancer, a month-long awareness initiative supported by all 31 teams.


Game Night Details

  • Players wore lavender jerseys for warm up, which will be autographed and auctioned off. Proceeds will go to Canucks for Kids Fund in support of Ronald McDonald House BC. These jerseys include a patch on the front showing who each player is fighting for.
  • Players also wore Hockey Fights Cancer decals on helmets and used lavender stick tape for warm up. Coaches, management and on-air TV hosts wore Hockey Fight Cancer ties.
  • Various local cancer agencies (including doctors, researchers, patients and volunteers) were hosted in suites and seats throughout Rogers Arena recognizing their ongoing efforts to battle cancer.
  • A child living with cancer watched warm up from the penalty box and had a player skate over and present him/her with his stick.
  • A cancer patient from BC Children's Hospital participated in a ceremonial puck drop at the start of the game.
  • Canucks Team Store will be selling Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys with proceeds supporting the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.
  • Rogers Arena was lit with lavender lights pre- and post-game while all sponsor logos on the rink boards were colored lavender for the game.

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About Hockey Fights Cancer

Hockey Fights Cancer is a charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association. It is supported by players, NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, professional hockey athletic trainers and equipment managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. To date, through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL's U.S. and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $14 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please visit