Club ice hockey helps combat cancer with Purple Puck Night Nov. 30

Purple Puck Night
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ALTOONA – Penn State Altoona’s club ice hockey and College Hockey East have teamed up with the Mario Lemieux Foundation, The Griffith Family Foundation, and THON for the College Hockey Combats Cancer campaign.

Purple Puck Night will take place Friday, November 30, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. when the Nittany Lions host the Saint Vincent Bearcats at Galactic Ice Rink in Altoona.

The evening will kick off with a ceremony to support those fighting cancer, to celebrate those who have beaten it, and to honor families that have lost someone to the disease. During intermission, a mini scrimmage will take place between Altoona area youth hockey teams. Penn State students will have a chance to win Penn State hockey tickets, and all fans in attendance will have the chance to win Pittsburgh Penguin tickets donated by Mike Magee, Penn State Altoona’s ice hockey assistant coach. Attendees will be able to bid on raffle baskets, t-shirts, commemorative pucks, a PK Subban jersey, artwork by Tammy Stubbs, and Pittsburgh Penguin tickets. There will also be an auction for an autographed hockey stick by Pittsburgh Penguin draftee and Hollidaysburg's own Sam Lafferty.

The event raises awareness and funds for cancer research.