Raising funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society is something minor hockey teams take to heart.
This Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m., the U18AA Bow Valley Timberwolves are holding their Pink in the Rink game against the Central Alberta U18AA Selects at Totem One in the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre.
Jasmine Adams, 16, a Cochrane cancer survivor who has inspired many with her heroic battle against leukemia, will be dropping the puck.
The team will be wearing pink jerseys and has organized several ways to contribute to the cancer society. They'll be a 50-50, the opportunity to donate directly to the cancer society through a QR code, plus a silent auction.
Post-game, moms and significant others of both teams will be brought onto the ice to be presented with pink roses.
It would ideal to arrive around 7:15 p.m. and do a walk around, says Brad Kile, a parent of one of the players.
"They have some cool decorations, they have some different stuff that you'll see with the kids involved who are playing. The atmosphere is cool and there's a bit extra for those fans of the team and folks to come out and take part in."
And if you have it, wear it.
"That's what we're telling people," says Kile. "Definitely wear pink and come loud, cheer loud, and have some fun with it."