The Marlboro-Holmdel Ice Hockey team hosted its first-ever Hockey Fights Cancer Game when they squared off against East Brunswick at Jersey Shore Arena on January 20th. Players, families, and community members from Marlboro and Holmdel helped to raise over $6,000 in donations to support the American Cancer Society.
A small, on-ice pregame ceremony took place where team captains helped to present teddy bears and a check to the Director and a family from the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, which assists pediatric cancer patients. Players, parents, and community members purchased customized Marlboro-Holmdel Hockey Fights Cancer Apparel, sported customized helmet stickers and tape, and participated in raffles for items donated by the New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, and local businesses in Monmouth County.
The players rallied behind the cause and the night concluded with a come-from-behind victory for the Marlboro-Holmdel Ice Hockey team. Players and family members are excited to make this event an annual tradition and have already begun brainstorming ways to grow this event in years to come.