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Jets Host Eighth Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Game Saturday

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Jets Host Eighth Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Game Saturday

The Winnipeg Jets will host their eighth Hockey Fights Cancer game on Saturday, November 23 when the Eastern Conference’s Columbus Blue Jackets make their lone visit to Bell MTS Place.

Through seven prior runnings, Jets fans have generously collected and donated over $765K to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. Through various community initiatives – ultimately culminating with the Hockey Fights Cancer game/presentation – True North Sports + Entertainment is once again calling on its fans to help bring that total dollar value up for the 2019-20 Jets season.

As has been the case through the month of November, fans in attendance at Bell MTS Place for either Jets or Manitoba Moose home games can purchase $5 raffle tickets, game-worn jerseys, autographed pucks and/or mini sticks with funds going directly to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

On Saturday evening, four CancerCare Manitoba Foundation ambassadors will participate in a ceremonial puck drop prior to the game between the Jets and Blue Jackets. Many visual changes will occur inside the rink to feature the lavender colour associated with Hockey Fights Cancer.

Goalie masks, neckties, game-used jerseys and lavender-taped hockey sticks will also all be available on auction following the contest through the NHL.com website. All funds raised by CancerCare Manitoba Foundation including those through the Hockey Fights Cancer campaign will stay within the province of Manitoba to benefit Manitoban pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Puck drop for Saturday’s game is set for 6:15 PM central from Bell MTS Place. Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster.ca, while the game can also be viewed live on Sportsnet. Winnipeg concludes a four-game road trip in Dallas Thursday evening prior to Saturday’s contest. Thursday’s game can be viewed live on TSN3 beginning at 7:30 PM.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, coaching hockey is his favourite pastime. Carter can be reached at [email protected]

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