Peterborough Petes’ Pink in the Rink campaign raises nearly $77,000 for cancer research

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In the annual Pink in the Rink game on April 9, 2022, the Peterborough Petes defeated the Niagara IceDogs 5-1 and clinched their berth in the OHL playoffs. The annual benefit game raised $76,952.18 for cancer research. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Petes)

The Peterborough Petes’ Pink in the Rink game was held on Saturday night (April 9) at the Peterborough Memorial Center and the campaign raised $76,952.18 for cancer research.

The 13th annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, played in front of a crowd of 3,228 fans, also saw the Petes clinch their place in the playoffs with a 5-1 victory over the Niagara IceDogs.

The Petes players wore special Pink in the Rink fundraising jerseys, which were sold in a live jersey auction after the game, with the jersey worn by forward Tucker Robertson selling for $3,610 .

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Other fundraising efforts at the game included a chuck-a-ball, silent auction and bucket pass, as well as t-shirt sales and online fundraising.

Petes alumnus Doug Gibson and world sports presenter Meaghan Roy, who served as co-chairs, took part in this year’s campaign, raising a combined total of $13,425.

Pink in the Rink is the Ontario Hockey League’s premier fundraising event. With this year’s proceeds, Pink in the Rink has raised nearly $900,000 for cancer research since 2010.

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