The Devils will host their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night in support of the National Hockey League initiative on Sunday, November 28, 2021, when they face the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. at the Prudential Center. The Devils will have different ways for fans to get involved throughout the night to help raise funds for the Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a RWJBarnabas healthcare facility. RWJBarnabas Health, in collaboration with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state designated by the National Cancer Institute. To learn more about this year’s Hockey Fights Cancer night, visit newjerseydevils.com/HFC.
Devils will host Lucas, 12, a cancer survivor, at the November 28 game.
The Devils will welcome 12-year-old cancer survivor and lifelong Devils fan Lucas Files and his family to the game on November 28. Lucas, from Manahawkin, New Jersey was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in October 2015 and completed treatment at the Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in December 2018. Lucas enjoys sports and the NJ Devils. Lucas designed the goalie mask Mackenzie blackwood, his favorite player, will wear it for pre-game warm-ups and participate in a puck handover ceremony before the game begins at 7 p.m. ET. Blackwood, on behalf of the team, recently invited the family to attend the contest and Blackwood will give Lucas his designed helmet and HFC taped warm-up stick after the game.
The Devils will also pay tribute to a special hero among us at Hockey Fights Cancer night. Christian Koncewicz, a 9-year-old from Middletown, New Jersey, was diagnosed with leukemia last April and is currently undergoing treatment at the Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. A true warrior, Christian, who plays hockey, football and baseball and is determined to win his battle with cancer, will also be recognized during the game.
Devils to raise money to donate to the Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a RWJBarnabas healthcare facility.
The Devils will be holding a Mystery Puck sale in the main lobby before the game. There will be a limited number of player-signed Hockey Fights Cancer pucks, which will be sold for $ 25, cash only. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a puck when the gates open at 5:30 pm Ten lucky fans will receive a Golden Mystery Puck, where they will receive an additional prize.
In addition to the Mystery Puck sale, there will be a limited number of Love Your Melon hats for sale in the main lobby of Prudential Center on game night. Fans will be able to purchase a beanie for $ 40, cash only, at the game while supplies last. Those who wish to purchase a cap in advance, as well as a ticket to the game, can do so through a special group ticket link listed on the Devils’ Hockey Fights Cancer webpage at newjerseydevils.com/HFC.
After the party, fans will have the opportunity to bid on Devils’ Hockey Fights Cancer warm-up jerseys and locker room nameplates. The auction will start after the game and will run until December 8. Fans will be able to place their bid at newjerseydevils.com/HFC.
Earlier this week, the Devils and RWJBarnabas Health dedicated the refurbishment of the Clara Maass Medical Center’s infusion center to former Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment employee Dean Brzuskiewicz, who died after a courageous battle with cancer in 2020. Devils donated hockey profits from last season. Fights Cancer Night on behalf of Dean to benefit the Renovation, which will provide cancer patients with the amenities to help them through their treatments during their stay at Clara Maass.
Prudential Center and Devils social media channels will turn to lavender to commemorate the night.
There will be special in-game activations and in-game presentation elements to honor the event by participating in a photoactivation zone in the main lobby where they can show their support by taking a photo and tagging @NJDevils and #PruPics on social networks. The Ford and Investors Bank towers at the Prudential Center will be lit purple for the night, the lavender Devils logos will be used on the video board throughout the game, and the sponsor logos on the main ice scorecards will turn lavender for the night. .
Fans can get involved digitally by downloading their own Hockey Fights Cancer sign digitally or by printing it out and bringing it to the game. Fans are also encouraged to submit their own Hockey Fights Cancer story, which could be featured during the game on the Devils’ social media channels and on the video board. All digital at newjerseydevils.com/HFC.
Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the in-game recognition of those who fought bravely, are currently fighting or lost their lives to cancer by holding up Hockey Fights Cancer signs during the second time in the first period. The Devils will honor the Red Bank Generals Youth Hockey Club and other top fundraising goaltenders during the first timeout of the first period, who participated in October Saves, which raises money each year for research against the Cancer.
“Cancer hockey is a tremendous campaign throughout the NHL and the New Jersey Devils’ commitment to embrace this initiative and help raise funds to fight a disease that affects so many people is extremely impactful,” he said. said Dr Steven Libuti, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and senior vice president, Oncology Services, RWJBarnabas Health. “With several exciting game day activations honoring cancer patients and survivors, Hockey Fights Cancer Night will be a special night in support of an extremely significant cause.”
To get involved on social media, follow the Devils on @NJDevils and use the hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer. To find out more about the evening or to purchase tickets, visit newjerseydevils.com/HFC.