Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Canucks will host their Hockey Fights Cancer game on Sunday, November 10 when the Vancouver Canucks take on the New Jersey Devils. This month-long awareness initiative is supported by all 31 teams.
• On November 10, Canucks players will wear lavender jerseys for warm up, which will be autographed and auctioned off. Proceeds will go to Canadian Cancer Society in support of pediatric cancer research.
• The Canucks Team Store will be selling Hockey Fights Cancer ball caps and beanies with proceeds supporting the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.
• Jake Virtanen will raise funds as team representative for the Movember campaign.
• Canadian Cancer Society will set up at Section 111 to share information about the Society's important work focused on eradicating cancer and enhancing the quality of life of those who have the disease.
• Players will wear Hockey Fights Cancer decals on their helmets and use lavender stick tape for warm up. Coaches, management and on-air TV hosts will wear Hockey Fight Cancer ties.
• A cancer patient will watch warm-up from the players' bench as part of the Toyota Junior Trainer program. • A cancer patient will participate in a ceremonial puck drop at the start of the game.
• A cancer patient will be Alex Edler's guest in the Eagle's Nest.
• BC Children's Hospital oncology patients will be hosted in a suite recognizing their ongoing efforts to battle cancer.
• Rogers Arena will be lit with lavender lights pre- and post-game while all sponsor logos on the rink boards will be coloured lavender for the game.
About Hockey Fights Cancer:
November is Hockey Fights Cancer Month across the NHL. Founded in 1998 by the National Hockey League® and the National Hockey League Players' Association, Hockey Fights Cancer unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families. The initiative gets an assist from players, coaches, officials, equipment managers, front office staff, corporate partners, and fans. Together, the hockey family looks to inspire hope and courage for those who are living with, going through, and moving past cancer. Hockey Fights Cancer will, once again, help the American Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Society, and Movember Foundation provide a better quality of life for patients, caregivers, and their families. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please visit HockeyFightsCancer.com