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Islanders fight cancer, share your story

Wednesday, 09.28.2011 / 11:57 AM / 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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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