By @MichaelCaples –
Last year, the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies and Honeybaked 16U teams made one of their rivalry games function as a ‘Movember’ charity fundraiser for prostate cancer.
They have since decided to turn the event into an annual affair.
This year, the two High Performance Hockey League clubs will play in the ‘Holiday Hockey Game for Hope’ in an effort to support both St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Toys for Tots.
“We are thrilled to participate in this event,” OJG head coach Dan Riedel said. “Our Movember campaign last year was a huge success and we wanted to continue to encourage our players to give back. We came up with the idea to play for St. Jude and Toys for Tots and it all came together very quickly. One phone call to Bill Warren and Honeybaked was in. Both organizations are pure class and we are very happy to give back and support these wonderful charities.”
The game will take place at the Troy Sports Center on Dec. 17; puck drop is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Toys will function as tickets for access to the game, while a 50/50 raffle and silent auction items will raise funds for St. Jude.
“We are looking forward to two great organizations getting together for a charity game,” said HB head coach Bill Warren. “Every time we meet, it’s a battle…and this time it’s for a great cause.”