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"Hockey Fights Cancer"

January 17, 2018 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Soo Greyhounds News Release

The Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club is pleased and honoured to announce they will be holding this year's "Hockey Fights Cancer" event, presented by Northside Auto Group, on Friday, February 2 when they host the Saginaw Spirit. Game time is 7:07 p.m.

This year's event will be the 8th consecutive year the club has held the game day initiative. For the 2018 event, the Greyhounds have teamed up with the Canadian Cancer Society "Wheels of Hope" program and Tracy's Dream to benefit from the proceeds raised. All proceeds raised will be split between these two local initiatives that support members of our community undergoing cancer treatment.

"Northside Auto Group is extremely proud to build upon our longstanding partnership with the Soo Greyhounds and present Hockey Fights Cancer Night on February 2nd in support of Tracey's Dream and Wheels of Hope. Both Tracey's Dream and Wheels of Hope are terrific local organizations that work tirelessly to support individuals and their families afflicted by cancer," said Mario Palumbo, Dealer Principal, Northside Auto Group.

"Cancer is a disease that affects us all and this is a terrific opportunity for the people of Sault Ste. Marie to come together to raise awareness and funds that benefit people fighting cancer right here in our community," continued Palumbo.

Fans can contribute to the Hockey Fights Cancer event a number of ways:

Blind auction of the Hounds game-worn, limited edition, jerseys from the February 2 game. In-arena auction begins on Wednesday, January 31 (vs Sudbury Wolves) and will be open again on Friday, February 2 until the conclusion of the 1stIntermission.

Online bidding is open NOW and will close on Tuesday, January 30 at 5 p.m. To bid online CLICK HERE. NO BIDS WILL BE POSTED THEREFORE IT IS RECOMMENED FANS SUBMIT THEIR LARGEST BID FOR THE BEST CHANCE TO WIN. Each winner will have the opportunity to go on the ice and the player will present and autograph the jersey for the winner following the game.

Limited special edition "Hockey Fights Cancer" T-Shirts will be available at the Hound Pound starting January 26 - $5 from every t-shirt will go towards the fundraising campaign.

Tracy's Dream will be attending the January 31st game, as well as the February 2nd Hockey Fights Cancer game. Their 2018 calendar will be available for purchase on the concourse level behind section 106. All proceeds from the calendar directly support Tracy's Dream.

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