The U18AA Bow Valley Timberwolves lit up Totem One with their pink-accented jerseys and decor for the Pink in the Rink game, and along the way raised $1,307.50 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Held Nov. 25, the special fundraising game used a combination of a 50-50 draw, raffle, silent auction, and online donations to support the cancer society.
At the end of the game, pink roses were presented to the moms and significant others of both the Timberwolves and the Central Alberta U18AA Selects.
"Tonight was just a wonderful evening," said Karen Duffee, one of the organizers of the event. "It was a great time to get together with the kids and families from the other team so we could raise money for cancer awareness. We're pleased that people were out to be involved in the event. and it was fun to watch hockey. It's always a great game."
Timberwolves captain Jordan Gale was appearing in his second pink game with the U18s and enjoyed it just as much the second time around.
"It's awesome," says Gale. "It's a huge feel-good kind of moment. It's completely energetic throughout the whole game. It's good to see all the guys having fun, smiles on their facings, everything. It was a good experience."
The Timberwolves, who currently lead the north division of the South Central Alberta Hockey League, shut out the Selects, 4-0