By Stephanie Drummond
Oct. 27, 2014
The Summerside Western Capitals have gone pink.
The Junior A team is taking part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
At the team’s home game on Oct. 27, the team gave free admission to women and encouraged fans to wear pink.
They started the game off with the puck drop by Dawna-Lee Perry, a breast cancer survivor.
Team general manager Pat McIver said it was important for the team to give back to the community.
“It’s an important cause. It means a lot to give back to the community.”
The team even got in on the pink.
“They all wear pink tape on their sticks or their laces to raise awareness.”
At intermission between the first and second period, 12-year-old Katie McBean was brought on to the ice. McBean’s hair was cut to be donated to make wigs for those with cancer.
A pair of pink skates circled around the stands collecting donations.
The 50/50 was also donated to the cause, and a raffle was held for prizes, with the money also being donated.
Player Thomas Stavert said the effort is important.
“It’s breast cancer awareness month and it’s good to show support.”
McIver said the team would serve up pasta at Pizza Delight on Oct. 27.
“They will be serving from 5:30 till 7:30. It’s $10 a plate, with the proceeds being donated.”
Stavert said he was excited.
“I’ll be serving from 5:30 on. Hopefully this year we get a few.”