Hockey Fights Cancer Night
The Vegas Golden Knights hosted Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Nov. 24 at T-Mobile Arena and celebrated the night with a 6-0 win against San Jose. Hockey Fights Cancer is a league-wide initiative that unites the hockey community in support of individuals and families battling cancer. Every player wore a lavender jersey during warmups and those jerseys were signed and auctioned during the game to benefit pediatric cancer organizations.
Players taped their sticks with lavender tape during warmups. The sticks were part of the jersey auction.
After warmups, the ceremonial puck drop featured an important member of the Golden Knights family, Kendell Galor is part of the Golden Knights strength and conditioning team and is fighting a rare form of cancer.
Fans showed their support for friends and family who are battling cancer.
In Golden Knights tradition, to kick-off the first period brave children battling cancer and their families rang the siren.
Golden Knights participated in the Beads of Courage program and sent support to children with serious illness. The Beads of Courage program is a program where children with serious illness get a bead for every procedure, test and treatment milestones they reach while they battle everyday. Players wore beads during practice and wrote personal messages to kids fighting rare diseases.
The team and the fans alike came together to support such an important initiative as the NHL and the Vegas Golden Knights continue to do what they can to help people in their fight against cancer.