Islanders fight cancer, share your story

Wednesday, 09.28.2011 / 11:57 AM ET / News
By Cory Wright
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Islanders fight cancer, share your story

The New York Islanders have once again joined the fight to battle cancer in support of the NHL’s “Hockey Fights Cancer” campaign this October.  

Fans are encouraged to share their own personal stories or those of loved ones who valiantly battled cancer, those who lost their battles and cancer organizations that touched their lives during difficult times.

Last season, fans sent in numerous heartfelt and inspiring stories detailing the strength of the community and the resolve of those battling cancer. Many in the Islanders organization including players and the fans have all been deeply touched by these stories. Parents, siblings, friends and anyone affected can submit their story. 

Submissions will be posted on the New York Islanders official website, along with pictures of the loved ones the stories are about. These inspiring stories will be shared with the rest of the hockey community around the league. Submissions and contact information (name, address, email, phone number, and picture of loved one) should be sent to Ann.Rina@NewYorkIslanders.com.

Here are some stories from last October:
Bill Hinrich
John Salvi
Charles Garvy

To help raise money for the Islanders Fight Cancer Campaign, the Islanders will offer many different opportunities to fans so they can donate to the cause this October. A pink stick auction will be held along with proceeds from the 50/50 raffles and chuck a puck going to the cause.  There will also be a pink cotton candy fundraiser, as well as a Hockey Fights Cancer wall that fans can place their name on. This season, the team will host Islanders Fight Cancer Night Oct 25 at 7 p.m. against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Last year the Islanders raised more than $20,000 for the cause and expect to increase that number this season with the help of the best fans in the league.

The campaign, established by the NHL in 1998, was created as an initiative to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Over 13 years, the NHL has raised $12 million for cancer research including $1.1 million in the 2010-11 season.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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