The boys and girls took to the ice at the Duluth Heritage Center tonight for the Minnesota Hockey Fights Cancer Games. Community support was in full swing as people came out to watch teams play five games between two ice rinks. There was chuck-a-puck, raffles, auction items, and other things to help fight cancer.
“We were at a Duluth Amateur Hockey Association board meeting and I immediately thought, Wow, what a great thing. What a great event. I called my friend Brian LeFlore, who coaches the Hermantown Peewee Double-A team, and asked him if he’d like to turn our game into a Minnesota hockey cancer game, and he agreed,” said David Mclean, coach by Duluth East Peewee AA team.
Cancer is a disease that touches so many lives. There’s really something special about looking for ways the community can help through a sport like hockey.
“We came together to support our community and to support our individual members of our associations who have battled cancer, lost people to cancer or are currently battling cancer to show them the support and that hockey supports our community,” closes Mclean.