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January 16, 2010

Pink in the Rink

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Admirals All-Star Brandon Bochenski takes a shot during last year's Pink in the Rink. Photo by John Wright.NORFOLK, Va. – The special $12 fundraising tickets to tonight's Pink in the Rink game were only available through 12:00 noon today(Saturday, January 16th). Regular Admirals game tickets will continue to be on sale through game time tonight.

The Norfolk Admirals and Susan G. Komen for the Cure will hold the third annual “Pink in the Rink” at the Admirals game at Norfolk Scope tonight. This popular annual event will seek to educate and raise awareness about breast cancer while also raising monies for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Events leading up to and during the game include a breast cancer informational session, survivor participation during game night, “Hockey 101- A Clinic for Women” and a silent auction for player-autographed Tampa Bay Lightning items. Even the ice will be pink.

An overhead view of Scope during the 2009 Pink in the Rink. Photo by John Wright.Educating women and men about the importance of early breast cancer detection is one of the primary goals of the event. Recent polls have shown that most women are unaware of the causes of or risks for breast cancer. Game attendees will learn about local programs, support groups and how they can decrease their risk.

The “Hockey 101- A Clinic for Women” will be held starting at 6:15 p.m. Seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Norfolk Admirals have been members of the American Hockey League (AHL) since 2000. They are the top minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning. On January 16, the Admirals will face off against the Adirondack Phantoms, the top minor league affiliate of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers. The game will start at 7:15 p.m.


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