TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night, presented by Moffitt Cancer Center, on Thursday, November 3 when the team takes on the Boston Bruins at AMALIE Arena at 7:30 p.m. The league-wide initiative is entering its 18th season of recognizing those affected by cancer.
Lightning players, and those across the NHL, will once again take their support to the ice. The Lightning will be wearing lavender jerseys during warm-ups prior to their game against the Bruins. Lightning players will also have the opportunity to use lavender tape on game sticks during Thursday's morning skate, warm-up and game. Lavender, which represents awareness for all forms of cancer, returns as the designated color for this year's initiative.
Lavender jerseys worn by Bolts players during warm-ups will be available for auction on TampaBayLightning.com/hockeyfightscancer. Five members of the Moffitt Cancer Center family will be presented with lavender taped sticks during the second intermission.
The Hockey Fights Cancer tie, the signature item in the line of merchandise for this worthy cause, will once again be worn by all coaches, broadcasters and team personnel. Lightning coaches and broadcasters will also wear a lavender awareness ribbon.
The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation will be receiving a $5,000 Hockey Fights Cancer grant from the NHL along with $40,000 worth of proceeds from last season's 50/50 raffle. During the game, the Lightning will recognize key groups that will be in attendance for the game, including the Moffitt Cancer Center, 1Voice Foundation, American Cancer Society, Children's Cancer Center, Children's Dream Fund, Faces of Courage, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish, National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay.
Fans will have the chance to fill out "I Fight For" cards on Ford Thunder Alley as well as at sections 112 and 120. Amalie Arena will also be lavender-clad for the game, including arena dasher boards and other signage. Lightning personalities will don lavender, including the Lightning Girls, ThunderBug, Ice Crew and the Bolt Brigade.