Hartford Wolf Pack General Manager Al Coates announced today that the Wolf Pack players have purchased special game jerseys, which feature a U.S. Flag design scheme. The Wolf Pack will wear these jerseys in their game Saturday, January 12 against Worcester at the Hartford Civic Center. Following that contest, the American Hockey League will auction the distinctive sweaters on-line at theahl.com, with the proceeds to be donated to the Twin Towers Fund for disaster relief.
This project is part of a league-wide effort to generate funds in tribute to the victims and heroes of the September 11, 2001 disasters.
"We as a group are thrilled to have the opportunity to make this gesture," said Wolf Pack captain Ken Gernander. "I think that all of the guys who are playing in the league this year are proud that the AHL has stepped up to help the relief efforts. We'll be extra excited wearing these jerseys, and we hope that all of our fans will have some fun bidding to get them."
In addition to the on-line bidding, the Wolf Pack will provide an opportunity to make bids at each home game in January, as well as an update on the bidding for each jersey. The bidding will close on January 30.
The Twin Towers Fund, established by New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, was created to assist the families of the members of the uniformed services of the New York City Fire Department and its Emergency Medical Services Command, the New York City Police Department, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Office of Court Administration and other government offices who lost their lives or were injured because of the tragedies of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center.
Earlier this season, the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres raised more than $200,000 in a special on-line jersey auction, with the proceeds also benefitting the Twin Towers Fund.