Women's Hockey Hosts Providence for Annual Skating Strides Event Sunday at Noon
The University of Maine women’s hockey team will host
Providence College for the Sixth Annual Hockey East Skating Strides
Against Breast Cancer event. The game is set to take place on
Sunday, January 22, at Noon instead of the original start time of 3
p.m. The team will also play host to the University of Connecticut
on Friday, January 20, at 2 p.m.
In the weeks leading up to the game, the team has been taking part in multiple fundraising activities to raise money for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, located at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. The team has been selling pink pucks at many home athletic events and will still be selling them up until the game on Sunday. The pucks are available for a minimum donation of $1 and are hung outside of the Alfond Family Lounge. With all proceeds benefiting the Dempsey Center, all of the money raised in the state of Maine, will stay in the state of Maine.
At the game, there will be a ceremonial puck drop performed by Mary Dempsey, sister of Patrick Dempsey and Assistant Director of the Dempsey Center, as well as other representatives from the Dempsey Center. During the game, there will be t-shirt giveaways as well as other events throughout the day. Following the game, there will be a post-game autograph session featuring the members of the women’s hockey team as well as a silent auction of the commemorative game jerseys. Auction sheets will be available at the main entrance before the start of the game.
Come out and support the Black Bears and support Breast Cancer Research!