The Dallas Stars will hold their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Monday, Nov. 6 against the Winnipeg Jets.
The 2017-18 season marks the 19th anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer, the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association joint charitable initiative dedicated to raising awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. Since its inception in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer has donated over $18 million to cancer organizations throughout North America.
Trevor Strader, son of the late Dallas Stars play-by-play announcer Dave Strader, will sing the national anthem. His father Dave passed away on Oct. 1, 2017 after courageously battling cholangiocarcinoma, a fairly rare and aggressive form of cancer, for over a year. Known affectionately as "The Voice", Strader's legendary television career was honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame on April 17, 2017 when it was announced that he was the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
As a part of the league-wide initiative, all members of the Dallas Stars coaching staff will wear Hockey Fights Cancer ties on the bench during the game and Dallas Stars players will wear lavender jerseys during warmups and use lavender stick tape. The Dallas Stars Foundation will be raising money by auctioning off the jerseys worn during warmups by Dallas Stars players. Proceeds collected from the auction and the Moxie's 50/50 Raffle on Saturday night will go to cancer organizations represented at the game including HopeKids, Flashes of Hope and The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. Additionally, one representative from all three organizations will be participating in the puck drop prior to the game.
The jerseys will be available for bidding online by visiting auctions.nhl.com. The Dallas Stars Foundation will be selling autographed player cards that will be available outside Section 101 for a $5 minimum donation to non-profit organizations partnering with the Dallas Stars.