The Pownal Red Devils and Mid Isle Matrix, of the PEI Midget AAA Hockey League, will be battling for more than 4 points next week when they play a home and home series against each other.
On the ice, the games are as big as they get at this time of year with only 1 point separating the two clubs in the fight for third place. Off the ice, there will be a special feel in the rinks as the teams have joined together to raise money for The Canadian Cancer Society and to pay tribute to those who are fighting, or have fought, cancer.
In Pownal, Monday, December 3rd, a special ceremonial puck drop will precede the 7:40 game time and the players will be using special tape and helmet decals to symbolize their Fight Against Cancer. Friday, December 7th, the scene shifts to Cornwall for a 7:40pm start and another night of special events, hosted by Mid Isle. All student admission, 50/50 proceeds and donations will be given to the Canadian Cancer Society as part of these "Hockey Fights Cancer" games.
The teams released a joint statement saying, "all players on both teams have been impacted by cancer in some way. Players are taking ownership of this night as they reflect on the disease that affects so many. They are excited to be given the opportunity to pay tribute to those that have been fought the cancer fight, while playing the game they're so fortunate to play."
Both teams encourage hockey fans of all ages to come out to these games for some entertaining hockey and to support a great cause.