NHL Players Go Pink In TPS Tribute To Hockey Moms March 16, 17, And 18

    Player-Used Autographed Sticks to be Auctioned for Breast Cancer Research

    WALLACEBURG, ON, March 7 /CNW/ - TPS Hockey today announced its 2nd
Annual Tribute to Hockey Moms, taking place March 16, 17, and 18. With the
success of last year's inaugural campaign, which raised over $150,000 USD for
breast cancer research, TPS - along with other stick manufacturers - will once
again be painting the rink pink. NHL players will use special edition pink
sticks featuring the pink ribbon - the internationally recognized symbol in
the fight against breast cancer in practices, pre-game warm-ups and games
throughout the weekend. Autographed pink sticks will be auctioned off on eBay
from March 17 until April 4 to raise money for breast cancer research.
    "Losing my mom to breast cancer was the hardest thing," says Mike Comrie
of the Ottawa Senators. "Over the years I've scored what I thought were big
goals, but to score a goal last year using the pink stick for my Mom will
always be the greatest for me." Dwayne Roloson of the Edmonton Oilers adds,
"My Mom is like the goal post, I'm always using her for support." "She and the
rest of the moms of any sport deserve to be recognized."
    The limited edition hockey sticks will be autographed by NHL players and
auctioned on eBay through the "TPS Tribute to Hockey Moms Pink Stick Auction."
For more details please visit the pink stick section of www.tpshockey.com.
Funds raised will support breast cancer research through the NHL/NHLPA's
Hockey Fights Cancer program and its Canadian charity partner, the Canadian
Cancer Society.
    Wayne Gretzky, coach and owner of the Phoenix Coyotes adds: "I couldn't
believe the reaction from last year with all players jumping on board, but
then I realized NHL players never forget where they came from or how they got
there. My mother would have been very proud."
    "We are extremely pleased to the have the support of the NHLPA, NHL, and
the Canadian Cancer Society for the 2nd Annual Tribute Weekend," says TPS
Chairman Paul Walker. "It is our honour to help in any way we can, and show
how a little pink can go a long way."
    For more information please go to www.tpshockey.com or the contacts
listed below.

    Auction conducted on eBay by Auctionwire-Online Auction Agency

For further information:

For further information: Lauren Walker, Marketing Coordinator,
Communications Specialist, TPS Hockey, (416) 520-2723,
lnwalker@rogers.blackberry.net; Brad Janson, Pro-Development, TPS Hockey,
(519) 741-7477, b.janson@sympatico.ca; Michelle Stajan, Community Relations,
NHLPA, (416) 313-2302, michellestajan@nhlpa.com; Alexa Giorgi, Communications
Specialist, Canadian Cancer Society, (416) 934-5681, agiorgi@cancer.ca; Kerry
McGovern, Publicist, NHL, (212) 789-2172, kmcgovern@nhl.com

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