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Coyotes Host Hockey Fights Cancer Night

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE -- The Arizona Coyotes hosted their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday at Gila River Arena. 

Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Night included a moment of silence built around the NHL's "I Fight For" initiative. The Coyotes provided fans in attendance with "I Fight For" placards and asked them to fill in the name of the special person in their lives they are fighting for who is currently battling cancer or who has battled cancer in the past.

Coyotes players wore lavender Hockey Fights Cancer sweaters during warmups, which were auctioned off during the game. All money raised from the sweater auction, plus mystery pucks and the 50/50 raffle, will benefit the Phoenix Children's Hospital's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. 

In addition, the Coyotes welcomed a special guest to serve as an assistant coach for the day. Bruce Frye, a seven-year-old who has been fighting leukemia since he was five, interacted the players, helped Head Coach Rick Tocchet deliver a pre-game speech, and spent some time on the bench during warmups and a break in the first period. 

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: For Bruce.#YotesFightCancer pic.twitter.com/M0VYwqNCjN

Check out some highlights from Hockey Fights Cancer Night, as presented by the Arizona Coyotes official Twitter feed:

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Tonight's bigger than hockey.#YotesFightCancer pic.twitter.com/8rIrOTJ719

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: For his grandpa MFor her auntsFor their teacher For his dad For her grandma For a cure #YotesFightCancer pic.twitter.com/3B7922f3Xu

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Per GM Chayka 7-year-old Bruce brings the tenacity and optimism we need. We know his impact will be immediate. #YotesFightCancer pic.twitter.com/9SVlCnjd0x

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: A pregame message from Coach Bruce. #YotesFightCancer pic.twitter.com/qExQ8H17qb

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: For Keller's Grandpa BillFor Fischer's Aunt TiffaneyFor Martinook's Grandpa Jim JimFor our forever friend Bruce #YotesFightCancer pic.twitter.com/1jjWKDsR

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Together we'll beat this.#YotesFightCancer ���� pic.twitter.com/7lwlzRyVHV

 

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