On Friday, January 31st, the Niagara IceDogs are hosting the Barrie Colts for their annual Pink in the Rink game, in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), Niagara Branch. All funds raised from the game, through various opportunities throughout the game, will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society in Niagara, with a focus on women’s cancers.
In years passed, CCS Niagara has received the funds raised through a jersey auction. This year, other opportunities will be accessible for all fans in attendance to take part in. Similar initiatives have taken place across the Ontario Hockey League, with success.
The IceDogs will be wearing speciality pink jerseys, as they have for the past 12 seasons, to commemorate the partnership. For the first time ever, the pink jerseys will don the names of player’s and fan’s loved ones who have been affected by cancer. Those who donated to have their loved one’s name on the jersey also had the option to receive a replica t-shirt, to match the jerseys. All game worn jerseys will be auctioned live post-game, through Luke’s Auctions.
In addition to the jersey auction, the Niagara IceDogs will have commemorative 2020 Pink in the Rink memorabilia on sale, with all funds being donated to the CCS, in Niagara. Black and grey t-shirts with the same ribbon along the centre of the jersey will be sold on the concourse for $10.00. The t-shirts will be sold on January 30th and 31st, while quantities last. T-shirts will be available in sizes Youth – Adult (S-XXXL).
Commemorative mystery pucks will also be sold on the concourse for $5.00 on January 31st. Every puck will be signed by a member of the IceDogs in black, however select mystery pucks will be signed in gold. Anyone who selects a gold puck will win a prize to be redeemed at the jersey raffle table. Prizes include a 2015-16 team signed pink stick, a signed IceDogs jersey, and donations from CCS. A coin collection will also take place during stoppages in play in the first period.
Tickets are still remaining for the Pink in the Rink game, beginning at $15.00, and can be purchased online here, or at the following locations :
IceDogs Meridian Centre Offices 905-687-3641
Meridian Centre Box Office
Pen Centre Customer Service
Seaway Mall Customer Service