October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on Saturday night, it's Hockey Fights Cancer down at Credit Union Place.
As the Parkland U18 Rangers return home for an important game, the team will look to 'Pink the Rink' for a great cause. All healthcare workers get free admission while the cost for an adult to get in is just $6.
There will be a raffle table, 50/50, a jersey auction and the Rangers Puck Toss is back as well. Proceeds of the game will be donated within the Parkland hospital cancer ward.
Jason Gibbs says hosting this event is a great way to give back.
"We will also be having a ceremonial faceoff," said Gibbs. "Kyan Grouette's aunt that has battled breast cancer in the past will drop the puck."
Parkland enters the game on a roll as they've won four of their last five games and in two contests over the weekend, the team scored 14 times. Their 6-4-1 record has them in fifth place, just two points out of fourth.
The Wheat Kings; meanwhile, have been rolling on all cylinders as they're 10-0-1. They've scored a league-best 82 goals which are 24 more than any other team and they have given up just 29, which also ranks near the top of the league.
"Our players are playing well and the coaches are happy with what's going on," Gibbs. "We know Brandon is a very strong team but it's our time to show what Parkland is made of."
In other Rangers news, Gibbs is now the team's general manager. He takes over for Uwe Jansen who had been with the team for more than seven years. Gibbs who is also the governor for the Kings says he's excited for what's next.
"It's a great organization and I'm happy to step in and take over," ended Gibbs. "We also can't thank Uwe enough for all he did, he has done so much for this organization over the years and he deserves a lot of credit."