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QMJHL teams partner up with Montreal Canadiens to help in the fight against cancer

 

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s clubs are teaming up with the Montreal Canadiens and the Quebec U18 AAA Development Hockey League in the Hockey Fights Cancer campaign. For the second straight year, the League is participating in this joint initiative with the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association.

The hockey community created this awareness campaign to support cancer patients and their families in their fight against this devastating illness. Cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada, as an estimated 2 in 5 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and about a quarter will die from it.

The QMJHL’s 18 franchises and its on-ice officials will wear the Hockey Fights Cancer sticker on their helmets throughout the month of November. Several teams will host a special themed night to raise funds for local charities and to spread awareness within their community.

“It means a lot to people affected by cancer when the hockey community gets together and supports those affected by this disease and their families,” said QMJHL Director of Communications and Media Relations, Maxime Blouin. “This association with the Montreal Canadiens and the M18 AAA Development League demonstrates the strong will of the hockey community to fight against this devastating illness while also pooling resources to raise funds and awareness for those who have been affected by cancer.”

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Team Date Local Charity Supported
Acadie-Bathurst, Titan November 16 Radiothon des Roses
Baie-Comeau, Drakkar October 26 Relais pour la vie Baie-Comeau
Blainville-Boisbriand, Armada November 18 Leucan
Cape Breton, Eagles October 22 Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation
Charlottetown, Islanders November 25 Canadian Cancer Society Atlantic
Chicoutimi, Sagueneens October 9 Fondation santé Jonquière
Drummondville, Voltigeurs November 18 Fondation québécoise du cancer
Gatineau, Olympiques November 4 (Movember) November 16 Centre de Cancérologie de l’Outaouais, Outaouais contre le Cancer et Fondation Santé Gatineau.
Halifax, Mooseheads January 28 Canadian Cancer Society Atlantic
Moncton, Wildcats October 15 Canadian Cancer Society – NB Division
Quebec, Remparts October 29 Chandail mauve – CHU de Québec
Rimouski, Oceanic October 30 ACEQ (Association du cancer de l’Est-du-Québec)
Rouyn-Noranda, Huskies November 18 Fondation santé de Rouyn-Noranda
Saint John, Sea Dogs October 28 Canadian Cancer Society
Sherbrooke, Phoenix November 20 Leucan
Val-d’Or, Foreurs December 2 Fondation du cancer du sein – Division Val-d’Or
Victoriaville, Tigres October 16 Fondation À notre Santé – Hôtel Dieu d’Arthabaska

 

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