Amherst Women's Ice Hockey to Host "Pink in the Rink" Game

Amherst Women's Ice Hockey to Host "Pink in the Rink" Game

Courtesy of Amherst Sports Information

-The Amherst College women’s ice hockey program will host its third annual “Pink in the Rink” game on Sunday, Feb. 1. The puck drops at Orr Rink at 3 p.m. as the Jeffs host NESCAC rival Connecticut College in the second of two weekend meetings between the schools.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Cancer Connection, located in Northampton, Mass. to help support women in and around the Amherst College community who are affected by breast cancer.

The Cancer Connection offers a haven where people living with cancer, their families, and their caregivers, can learn how to cope with their changed lives and bodies and emotional turmoil, by sharing strategies and resources. All of their offerings are free of charge. There is much to be gained from learning to team with the medical system and draw on our own strengths, a constellation of integrative therapies, and the wisdom of our peers who have traveled the same road before us.

Men and women at the Cancer Connection can participate in a wide range of programs, classes, and workshops, including yoga, pilates, expressive art therapy, rowing on the Connecticut River, mindfulness-based stress reduction and much more. The Cancer Connection offers 10 support groups ranging from groups for families and caregivers of people with cancer, to those affected with advanced forms of cancer. They also provide integrative therapies such as Reiki, acupuncture and reflexology, among others. For a full list of programs, support groups and integrative therapies, visit the Cancer Connection’s website here.

In an effort to support those in their community affected by cancer, the women’s ice hockey team will wear special breast cancer awareness jerseys and will encourage fans to wear pink as well. Admission is free and fans can expect great raffle prizes, including gift certificates to local restaurants, and much more. There will be games and entertainment in between each period. It promises to be a great event for all members of the community!

In each of its first two seasons hosting the event, the team has raised over $2,000 in their inaugural event.