Tufts' Men's Ice Hockey Helps Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Courtesy Tufts Sports Information

MEDFORD, Mass. – The Tufts men's ice hockey team raised more than $3,000 for breast cancer research and awareness on Saturday, January 21 when they hosted "Pink in the Rink" at Valley Forum.

The team worked in unison with the committee of Tufts' "Fan The Fire," a new initiative which celebrates Jumbo pride and energizes the spirit of active citizenship across the entire Tufts community. Two fan buses full of students made the trip to the off-campus arena and set the tone for the spirited evening. A crowd of 500 watched the Jumbos play Trinity College in a NESCAC battle.

The Jumbo team wore a special-edition pink game jersey and raffled one off at the event. The winner, announced between the second and third periods, was Tufts senior Alex Dennett. Fans also purchased special Jumbo "Pink in the Rink" pucks.

The event also bolstered support for The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, which matches children with brain tumors and their families with a nearby college or high school sports team. Tufts President Anthony Monaco joined Chris Bartorelli, a member of the Tufts ice hockey team for the last few seasons through its association with the Friends of Jacklyn, for a ceremonial puck drop.