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