MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's and women's ice hockey teams will host their eighth annual Pink In The Rink Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20 as the teams will once again raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
Now in its eighth year, the Hawks have raised over $20,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Wing at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. through the initiative. During the week, both teams have been selling long-sleeve Dri-Fit t-shirts ($18) and ribbons ($1) to raise money for the event. The shirts and ribbons will be available for purchase on Thursday at the Coffee Shop (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and Davison Hall (5:30 – 7 p.m.). Any remaining t-shirts will be sold at Sullivan Arena over the weekend.
"We are excited for another year of Pink In The Rink," said Head Women's Ice Hockey Coach Kerstin Matthews. "The student-athletes have done a great job organizing the weekend, so we are hoping for a good turnout this weekend from our community to raise money for a great cause."
The men's team will wear pink jerseys during the warmup prior to both of their games against Northeast-10 Conference foe Assumption this weekend. The Hawks and Greyhounds will start the weekend at 7 p.m. on Friday evening before following the women at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
"This event underscores the types of student-athletes we attract here at Saint Anselm College," added Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach Jim Tortorella. "Coach Matthews and her team have always taken the lead with this event and with including the men's program in a unified effort in trying to raise awareness and dollars for a great cause. We encourage everyone to make every effort to attend the games over the weekend and make a donation."
The women complete a home-and-home series against Franklin Pierce on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. and will wear their pink alternate jerseys against the Ravens. Each of the three home games this weekend will give fans the chance to win two lift tickets to Waterville Valley Resort through the Chuck A Puck contests.