Hockey Fights Cancer is more than a work initiative for the American Hockey League head office. It’s personal, and it has been for the past 25 years. Cancer doesn’t quit, but neither does the hockey world.
Martin Piché’s memory and legacy are very much alive, thanks to his cousins Will and Sam Bitten and Bitsy’s Army.
Listen to your body, Oskar Lindblom says. Or at least to your significant other.
Imagine being a highly-coveted prospect, a potential first-round NHL draft pick. Now imagine being be informed – on your 18th birthday, no less – that you’ve been diagnosed with cancer.
A cancer diagnosis flipped Julia Mazur’s world, but it won’t stop her from pursuing her dream of working in hockey.
While getting back to playing hockey was always the goal, Pavel Novak turned the negatives of his fight against cancer into positives, and learned that there was more to life than just the game he loved.
For William Dufour, perseverance has been a common theme not just throughout his hockey career, but life in general. Instilled in him by his mother at an early age, it’s this piece of advice the 21-year-old carries with him everywhere he goes.
The AHL is proud to be joining the NHL and the NHLPA for their 25th annual Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.
For Hershey Bears fan Hunter Leisey, Sunday’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Giant Center will mark the culmination of all that he has overcome in the course of the past decade.
This year’s Springfield Thunderbirds Hockey Fights Cancer game will have a deeply meaningful connection to winger Will Bitten, whose cousin bravely fought brain cancer for seven years before succumbing in 2021.