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Vegas Golden Knights hosting Hockey Fights Cancer Night Saturday

Vegas Golden Knights hosting Hockey Fights Cancer Night Saturday
Posted at 3:58 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 18:58:38-05

The Vegas Golden Knights will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, Nov. 23, when the Golden Knights face the San Jose Sharks at 7 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena.

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Hockey Fights Cancer is a league-wide initiative uniting the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families. Each season, every NHL team hosts a Hockey Fights Cancer Night benefitting various organizations and support initiatives. Alex Tuch will serve as the Golden Knights Hockey Fights Cancer spokesperson this season.

The Golden Knights will wear specialty Hockey Fights Cancer lavender jerseys during warmups that will be signed and auctioned that night. All proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit pediatric cancer organizations. Before the game, 18 children whose lives have been affected by cancer will ring the siren located in the Castle to lead the team into the first period.

Vegas Golden Knights Strength and Conditioning Intern Kendell Galor will be participating in a ceremonial puck drop. Galor is currently being treated for a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma, which is a type of brain tumor, and works closely with the Golden Knights medical and training staff on all strength and conditioning and performance matters for players.

Players are also participating in the Beads of Courage program by carrying a bead with them before signing and donating back to Beads of Courage. Fans interested in participating can stop by the Beads of Courage table in the concourse during the game.

The game will be presented by The Valley Health System. In partnership with Valley Health System, every fan at the game will receive a lavender bandana giveaway upon entering the building.