Peterborough Petes’ Pink in the Rink campaign raises almost $77,000 for cancer research

Petes defeat Niagara IceDogs 5-1 during Pink in the Rink game on Saturday night to clinch spot in playoffs

At the annual Pink in the Rink game on April 9, 2022, the Peterborough Petes defeated the Niagara IceDogs 5-1 and clinched their spot in the OHL playoffs. The annual fundraising game raised $76,952.18 for cancer research. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Petes)
At the annual Pink in the Rink game on April 9, 2022, the Peterborough Petes defeated the Niagara IceDogs 5-1 and clinched their spot in the OHL playoffs. The annual fundraising game raised $76,952.18 for cancer research. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Petes)

The Peterborough Petes’ Pink in the Rink game was held on Saturday night (April 9) at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, with the campaign raising $76,952.18 for cancer research.

The 13th annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, played before a season-high crowd of 3,228 fans, also saw the Petes clinch their spot in the playoffs with a 5-1 win over the Niagara IceDogs.

Petes players wore special Pink in the Rink fundraising sweaters, which were sold in a post-game live jersey auction, with forward Tucker Robertson’s game-worn jersey selling for $3,610.

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Other fundraising efforts at the game included a chuck-a-ball, a silent auction, and a bucket pass, along with t-shirt sales and an online fundraiser.

Petes alumnus Doug Gibson and Global sports anchor Meaghan Roy, who were co-chairs were this year’s campaign, raising a combined total of $13,425,28.

Pink in the Rink is the top fundraising event in the Ontario Hockey League. With this year’s proceeds, Pink in the Rink has raised almost $900,000 for cancer research since 2010.