Sturgeon Lake Thunder Hockey Fights Cancer, News (Sturgeon Lake Minor Hockey)

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Feb 14, 2022 | Dean Michel | 621 views
Sturgeon Lake Thunder Hockey Fights Cancer
The Sturgeon Lake Thunder Hockey Fights Cancer fundraiser on Feb. 13 raised over $4,000 and was a great success.



Thunder U-18 OMHA team took on the Douro Dukes in a charity hockey game with all funds raised being donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

Players from both teams chose a friend or family member to play for in the game, in honour of their fight against Cancer.   All of these names appeared in the game day program and on the backs of the Thunder player’s pink and purple game jerseys.

 

While the Thunder came out on the winning side on the scoreboard, the only loser on the day was cancer, a disease that has impacted so many of the players and families of both teams.

 

“Cancer lost today, and with the funds raised with the fantastic support of fans from both the Sturgeon Thunder and Douro Duke hockey communities, hopefully Cancer will lose again tomorrow," said head coach Jamie Switzer.  "The money from this event will help researchers make groundbreaking discoveries, provide cancer patients with much-needed support services and ensure that other life-changing work is possible”. 

 

As of Monday morning, the fundraising total was $4,242.00, with a few donations still coming in.  This was a result of the on-line auction hosted on the SLMHA website, direct donations to the Canadian Cancer Society via the Thunder U-18 Team site, donations collected at the game and the puck toss competition.

 

The event would not have been possible without the many local sponsors and supporters.  The Sturgeon Lake Thunder U-18 OMHA team would like the thank:

  • Caldwell Restoration
  • Smith & Son’s Bait & Tackle
  • Safe Haven Inc.
  • Four Brothers Construction
  • Phill Jenkinson Home & Cottage Design
  • Owayo Custom Sports
  • Whitetail Woodworking
  • Canadian Tire – Fenelon Falls
  • Trent-side Baptist Church
  • Norwell Dairy Systems
  • KC Mechanical
  • Howies Hockey Tape
  • Kawartha Wholesale Bakery
  • Sturgeon Lake Minor Hockey Executive
  • Douro Dukes U-18 OMHA team
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