The start to this year’s regular season not only marks a new beginning in the Quest for the Cup, but also celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer. This month, all NHL teams will host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Nights to raise funds and awareness for this important cause. National and local broadcasters are also helping the initiative by participating in Awareness Nights. Throughout October, all NHL players will wear pink decals on their helmets, coaches and broadcasters will wear pink ties, and several arenas will be “dressed” in pink. Auctions will be held to help raise money for Hockey Fights Cancer, which has raised more than $9 million since its inception in 1998.
Wednesday, Oct. 10 celebrates three separate Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Nights in the League.
The Atlanta Thrashers will host the first of its three HFC nights in their game against the Ottawa Senators. Atlanta will also host Awareness nights Oct. 13 against the New Jersey Devils and Oct. 18 against the New York Rangers. Pink Thrashers hats along with other Thrashers items will be sold at a silent auction table during all three games with proceeds benefiting the Thrashers Foundation and a local cancer foundation.
The Dallas Stars Awareness Night will be held tonight at their game against the Los Angeles Kings. The Stars have teamed with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Gilda’s Club of North Dallas, Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and Clayton Dabney Kids with Cancer to help raise funds and awareness for these organizations.
TSN has joined the Hockey Fights Cancer cause by hosting its own Cancer Awareness Night during its telecast of the Edmonton Oilers at Minnesota Wild game (8 pm EST/5 pm PST). TSN talent James Duthie, Darren Dreger, Bob McKenzie, Mike Milbury, Dave Hodge, Pierre McGuire, Ryan Rishaug, Glen Healy and Chris Cuthbert will all be wearing pink Hockey Fights Cancer ties during the telecast.
Tune in to tonight’s games and help join the fight against cancer!