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NJ Devils to Host 2015 Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Tuesday, October 27

NEWARK, N.J. (October 23, 2015) – Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils will support the National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association’s annual Cancer Awareness Month initiative, Hockey Fights Cancer, on Tuesday, October 27 when the Devils host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.

Devils Hockey Fights Cancer Night will feature a variety of pre-game, in-game and concourse activities throughout the evening to raise awareness for cancer research and support local hospital cancer care programming. For more information and to purchase tickets, please

How Fans Can Support Hockey Fights Cancer

Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to help raise money for cancer awareness:

  • Five-hundred player-signed mystery pucks will be sold for $20 each outside of Section 17 starting when doors open at 5:30 p.m.;
  • Hockey Fights Cancer t-shirts in youth and adult sizes will be available for purchase on the main concourse, and a full line of Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise will be available at Devils Den Team Store locations throughout the arena;
  • The game’s 50/50 raffle will benefit Hockey Fights Cancer;
  • Fans will be able to sign an “I Fight For” Hockey Fights Cancer banner located on the main concourse that will also be signed by players and donated to the breast cancer clinic at Newark Beth Israel.

Devils In-Game Recognition and Volunteers

A number of volunteers, who will be distributing information during the game, and special participants will be recognized during game activities:

  • Samantha Dango, from Cranford, will perform the National Anthem and will be accompanied by her mother, Nancy, who is a cancer survivor;
  • The Teaneck Police Department, featuring officer Dennis Kleiber, who is a cancer survivor, will serve as the Color Guard for the anthem;
  • Devils fan Donna Micewicz, who lives in Woodbridge and has battled multiple forms of cancer since 2012, will be honored as the Hero of the Game;
  • Devils fan Alex Walsh, 17, from Fair Lawn, who lost his mother to colon cancer last October, will be dropping the ceremonial puck and volunteering on the main concourse during pre-game.

Hockey Fights Cancer Ribbons for Fans

All fans in attendance will receive a Hockey Fights Cancer ribbon, which were made by both New Jersey’s LVCM Wolfpack Ice Hockey Club and Devils and Prudential Center employees in support of one of the youth hockey team member’s mom who is suffering from brain cancer Team members will be distributing the ribbons at entrances around the arena.

Lavender Takeover

Throughout the game, the Devils will honor Hockey Fights Cancer’s lavender awareness color theme in a number of ways:

  • Devils players will wear lavender warm-up jerseys and use lavender-tapped sticks during pre-game, which will be signed and auctioned-off at starting October 27;
  • The PNC tower entrance will be lit with lavender and all LED displays and graphics in the arena will be converted to the color;
  • For the first time, the team and its corporate partners will switch out all dasherboard ads around the ice for unified lavender and white ads;
  • Devils mascot NJ Devil will wear a lavender jersey throughout the game, which will also be autographed and sold;
  • New Jersey Devils youth hockey players participating in on-ice pre-game entertainment will use lavender colored sticks;
  • Devils players’ wives, who will be selling mystery pucks and t-shirts, and volunteers on the concourse will wear lavender t-shirts.

Beneficiaries of Devils Hockey Fights Cancer Night

All proceeds from the night will benefit local hospital cancer care and research programs. The hospitals, including Saint Barnabas, Atlantic Health, Holy Name Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson, will also be provided complimentary tickets for employees and patients, and have volunteers distributing educational materials to fans at the arena.

Devils Non-Profit Partners

Prudential Center and Devils cancer-related partners, including The Valerie Fund, Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society, will have tables set up on the concourse throughout the game to distribute educational material.

Devils Social Support

  • Fans will have the opportunity to download “I Fight For” placards to share via social media using  #NJDHFC and #RELENTLESS;
  • @NHLDevils Twitter, Instagram and Facebook will completely convert to the Hockey Fights Cancer lavender theme;
  • The Devils Social Beast printing station, located outside of Club Lounge West, will be Hockey Fights Cancer-themed and will have a cutout HFC sign for fans to pose with on the concourse.



About Hockey Fights Cancer

Hockey Fights Cancer™ is an initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to raise money and awareness for hockey’s most important fight. To date, through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL’s US and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $15 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. The Hockey Fights Cancer program is also a component of the NHL’s “Biggest Assist Happens Off the Ice” campaign – the League’s long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world. The Hockey Fights Cancer program is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer,

About the New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils are part of the 30-team National Hockey League, with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, they are currently in their 34th season in the Garden State.  During that time, the team has won three Stanley Cup Championships:  1995, 2000 and 2003. Follow the Devils at, on Facebook and @NHLDevils on Twitter.

About Prudential Center

Prudential Center is a world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. Ranked in the Top 10 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and welcomes 1.75 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit and Facebook, and follow @PruCenter on Twitter.

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