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The Brandon Wheat Kings will ‘Pink the Rink’ for their Western Hockey League game against the Kootenay Ice on Saturday night at Westman Place.
The Wheat Kings will wear special pink-trimmed jerseys for the annual game, which doubles as a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Most of the jerseys will be auctioned off during Saturday’s game, with one to be raffled away. Reid Gow’s jersey has already been put to auction — during a game broadcast last week — drawing a winning bid of $750, while Jayce Hawryluk’s No.8 will be sold by auction during the 94.7 Star FM morning show today.
Hawryluk said the jerseys and the game make for a special night for the players.
"Definitely, I think it’s a big game," the second-round draft pick of the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers said. "… It just makes it a little bit more fun, (wearing) the pink jerseys, supporting a great cause. It’ll be a good night."
The jerseys will feature the names of season-ticket holders and others who have been supporters and affiliated with the team, including 1997 Canada Summer Games sport chair and former Midget AAA Wheat Kings team manager Wayne Robertson, former Brandon and District United Way CEO Debbie Arsenault, former Wheat Kings athletic trainer Rob Stouffer and Brian Hutton, who was the president of the Wheat Kings’ Off-Side Booster Club in the 1980s.
Last year’s game raised more than $20,000.
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