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 y - ANA 79 50 22 7 232 217 107
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 SJS 77 38 30 9 217 216 85
11 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
12 COL 77 35 30 12 207 218 82
13 EDM 77 23 41 13 186 260 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 76 24 44 14 68
C. Perry 64 33 20 16 53
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
J. Silfverberg 78 12 26 14 38
S. Vatanen 64 12 25 6 37
P. Maroon 70 9 25 -4 34
C. Fowler 77 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 75 7 27 27 34
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
R. Rakell 68 8 22 8 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 34 11 5 .914 2.37
J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58


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