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Hockey Fights Cancer Night is Sunday

Executive Management Members, Coaches and Broadcasters Will Wear Lavender Ties and Scarves to Raise Awareness and Funds for Fighting Cancer

Friday, 10.17.2008 / 11:18 AM PT / News
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Hockey Fights Cancer Night is Sunday

The Ducks will host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night this Sunday, Oct. 19 at Honda Center. The Ducks join a league-wide initiative in honoring Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month for the 11th year by devoting a contest in the month of October (vs. Carolina, 5:05 p.m.) to raising funds for fighting cancer, benefiting the Michael O’Donnell Memorial Fund at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“Cancer has affected virtually every member of the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center family,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/COO Tim Ryan. “We remain committed to raising funds in Mike’s name for the Norris Center.”

Prior to the game in the Ducks Sunday Hockey Scene, the team will be selling Ducks lavender mini-sticks, which will individually be autographed by a member of the Anaheim Ducks.  Mini-sticks will be available for $20 each. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Mike O’Donnell Memorial Fund at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

For more information regarding the Hockey Fights Cancer Anaheim Ducks lavender mini-stick sale, please contact the Anaheim Ducks Community Relations department at 1-877-WILD WING.

Ducks executive management, coaches, broadcasters and staff will wear commemorative lavender ties and scarves for Sunday evening’s game in honor of the cause. Ducks players will also sport Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) decals on their helmets throughout the month of October. Various fundraising activities will take place during the evening, including the sale of lavender player-autographed mini-sticks and a silent auction of Ducks autographed merchandise. An online auction of autographed player helmets (with HFC decal) will also be held at the end of the month. Proceeds from all fundraising activities will benefit the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. O’Donnell, the Memorial Fund’s namesake, spent 14 years with Honda Center ultimately serving as the arena’s Senior Vice President and General Manager. After a three-year battle with cancer, he passed away in August 2007. In addition, HFC commemorative merchandise will be sold at the Ducks Team Store to benefit the NHL’s HFC Fund.

The Ducks will recognize Yolee Casagrande, R.N., O.C.N. as this year’s HFC Awareness Night’s Community Hero. Casagrande specializes in the care of patients with colon cancer and other ailments such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Beyond her expertise as an oncology nurse specialist, she has dedicated herself to the education and support of hospital nursing personnel. Practicing for over 18 years, Casagrande has also volunteered her time in Mexico with the Flying Samaritans, provided nursing support for Ronald McDonald’s Camp Good Times for Kids with Cancer and many other nonprofit organizations.

ABOUT HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER
Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight. Hockey Fights Cancer is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. To date, more than $7 million has been raised to support local cancer research organizations as well as the American Cancer Society and Canadian Cancer Society national organizations.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 22 9 7 .919 2.30
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07


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