Stars wear pink jerseys to beat breast cancer

Posted on 8th March 2014 by hockeymedia in Auctions,Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Stars de Montréal, again the top team in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, wore pink jerseys to help “beat breast cancer” on Saturday night. The unique jerseys were worn for the first period of the Mar. 8, 2014 hockey game, then auctioned off to the public before the end of the second intermission.

The so-called ‘pink in the rink’ hockey game is an annual tradition for the Stars, who are on pace to win their sixth regular-season title in seven years. The game was played in front of a packed crowd at the Etienne Desmarteau Arena in Montréal.

The game-worn jerseys had starting bids of $40 each, but of course the big names quickly drew bids for more. Of note, Olympians Caroline Ouellette and Julie Chu were both playing their first game of the season for the Stars, with Ouellette scoring in the first period on the power play.

In three previous seasons, the Stars have raised more than $30,000 in support of breast cancer awareness. For their 2014 game and auction, the Stars will “donate 70% of profits to the Wellness Initiative of the Cedar’s Breast Cancer Clinic of the MUHC.”

The game-worn jerseys were sold as part of a bigger silent auction that also included Olympic memorabilia, event tickets, training programs, and elite sport equipment.

The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the profile of women’s hockey, while providing a place for the best female hockey players in North America to train and compete. Affordably priced, all CWHL games showcase speed, finesse and skill. Since its inception in 2007, the Canadian Women’s Hockey League has supported all teams in their season of home/away games, as well as charity and exhibition games in the community. Each season has culminated in an exciting playoff tournament where the top teams play-off for the Clarkson Cup.

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