By @MichaelCaples –
On Nov. 15, the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies and Honeybaked 16U boys’ teams will be competing at the Troy Sports Center.
At the same time, they will be working together to raise funds for a good cause.
In the first annual Movember Prostate Cancer Awareness Game, OJG and HB will be raising money for the Movember Foundation. Donations will be accepted at the door, and B&R Sports will be giving away a door prize. The puck drops at 7 p.m.
All of the proceeds will go directly to the Movember Foundation – to see the specific account page, click here.
“We’re excited to announce this event, something that lets us give back to the community and help support people,” said OJG 16U coach Dan Riedel. “Grizzlies president Terry Bishop, hockey director Dwayne Norris and the rest of our leadership group, we always want to remind our players that there’s more to life than hockey, and help them develop as young men as much as young hockey players. We’re thankful to our HPHL opponents and friends at Honeybaked and coach Jason Deskins for being willing to take part in this, as well as B&R Sports for contributing with our raffle.”
Deskins said his HoneyBaked squad is excited to take part in the event with their new High Performance Hockey League counterparts.
“We’re happy to be working with the Grizzlies to support a cause like this,” the HB coach said. “While we may be competing on the ice, it’s a good reminder to the players that we’re all part of the hockey community together, and we should always do what we can to help others.”