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Coyotes to Host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night this Thursday

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – The Phoenix Coyotes announced today that Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings has been designated Hockey Fights Cancer awareness night.

Coyotes' Defenseman Keith Yandle and Forwards Vernon Fiddler, Radim Vrbata, Scottie Upshall and Petr Prucha will wear special Hockey Fights Cancer hats during all pre-game and post-game interviews and Coyotes players will sport a Hockey Fights Cancer decal on their helmets. In addition, all coaches and FOX Sports Arizona broadcasters Dave Strader, Tyson Nash and Todd Walsh will wear Hockey Fights Cancer ties throughout the evening.

The Coyotes will acknowledge families from the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Oncology department attending the game in the First Period of tomorrow’s contest.

Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight. Hockey Fights Cancer is a component of the NHL's "Biggest Assist Happens off the Ice" campaign, the League's long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world. It is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America.

To date, more than $11 million has been raised to support national and local cancer research institutions, Children's Hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations.

For more information or to purchase Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise log on to A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Hockey Fights Cancer.
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