Men's Hockey To "Pink The Rink" On February 5

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men's hockey team will hold its second annual "Pink the Rink" on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Hart Center during its game versus AIC at 7:00 p.m. This year, the Crusaders will raise money for breast cancer awareness by selling 'Pink the Rink' T-shirts, holding a chuck-a-puck competition during an intermission and running a 50/50 raffle. There will also be a ceremonial puck drop before the game which will honor Jackie Peterson, Holy Cross' Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students and breast cancer survivor. Proceeds will go to Pink Revolution which is an alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer at UMass Memorial and UMass Medical School here in Worcester.

"It is very important for our program to realize how fortunate we are and that we have a great opportunity to help those who need it," said Holy Cross head men's hockey coach Paul Pearl. "Most, if not all of our players have had someone in his life affected by breast cancer. If we can raise some money and awareness for those who are afflicted we will be living Holy Cross' ideals: men and women for others."

"Pink the Rink" is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Holy Cross as the women's basketball team celebrates "Pink Zone" at its game versus Lafayette at 1:00 p.m. Also the men's and women's swimming and diving teams will be wearing pink caps during their meet versus Bryant at 1:00 p.m.