The Robert Morris University men's hockey team is proud to announce that it will host its first Hockey Fights Cancer weekend on Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15, at the RMU Island Sports Center vs Army.
Cancer has affected the Colonials family in particular, as program alumni Chris Kushneriuk '11 and Nick Chiavetta '12 have battled the disease and former associate head coach Mark Workman passed away from cancer in Feburary 2018. Kushneriuk and Chiavetta will take part in a pregame ceremonial puck drop on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
"This is near and dear to the heart of Robert Morris hockey," said RMU head coach Derek Schooley. "We felt it was important to bring awareness to and raise money for the American Cancer Society through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. Cancer affects everyone but specifically has affected our program in numerous ways."
As part of the event, the Colonials will wear lavender specialty Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys during the two-game weekend series. Those game-worn items will be available to fans via a silent auction, which will contribute all proceeds to the American Cancer Society.