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Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Game Set for Tuesday

Event brings attention to league-wide program dedicated to cancer awareness and funding

Monday, 10.24.2011 / 5:56 PM / News
By Ken Preston
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Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Game Set for Tuesday

RALEIGH, NC – Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced details surrounding the team’s annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Game on Tuesday, Oct. 25, as the Hurricanes host the Ottawa Senators at the RBC Center at 7 p.m.

Morgan Stone and her father, Jay, will represent the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and perform “Siren Sounder” duties to kick off Hockey Fights Cancer Night. The Canadian national anthem will be performed by Leah Sundheim, in memory of Ernst Sundheim, who passed away from leukemia, and the U.S. national anthem will be sung by Shawn Berigan in honor of her mother, Tere Berigan, who lost her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2001.

During the game, fans can visit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation kiosk outside of section 129 to bid on special baskets created by Hurricanes players’ wives and significant others. The money raised from the baskets will benefit one of eight cancer organizations that will have awareness tables on the RBC Center concourse during Tuesday’s game. The Hurricanes will present eight cancer organizations with a special Hockey Fights Cancer gift, and there will be cancer survivors representing I’m Too Young For This, NC Lung Cancer Partnership, Jimmy V Foundation, Rex and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, riding the Olympia ice resurfacers before the game and during intermissions.

Throughout October, all Hurricanes players will wear Hockey Fights Cancer decals on their helmets. Head Coach Paul Maurice and his staff will be wearing lavender Hockey Fights Cancer ties, as lavender is the official color of cancer awareness. Fans can purchase the HFC tie and other HFC-themed merchandise, at the NHL Shop. Portions of the proceeds from the sales of all HFC merchandise items will benefit Hockey Fights Cancer.

Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association. It is supported by players, NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research, Children’s Hospitals, and player charities. To date, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $12 million.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 33 6 14 -13 20
E. Staal 28 7 11 -10 18
J. Skinner 29 8 8 -4 16
R. Nash 33 4 12 -3 16
E. Lindholm 33 8 7 -8 15
J. Tlusty 28 10 3 -11 13
N. Gerbe 29 3 10 -2 13
A. Sekera 31 1 11 -8 12
C. Terry 24 6 3 -1 9
V. Rask 33 4 5 -8 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 9 12 2 .911 2.44
A. Khudobin 0 8 2 .900 2.91