Project 52 Week 45: What Do Hockey & Cancer Have in Common?

What do hockey teams and fighting cancer have in common? They both have a desire to kick butt! Saturday evening was the annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Night at the Missouri Mavericks hockey game. We had a great time with family & friends supporting a cause near and dear to our hearts. This will be the third Thanksgiving and Christmas without my aunt, but I don’t think the holidays have gotten any easier for my family. She’s greatly missed … we’ll continue this in her honor.

Three young girls cheer for the Mavericks as they sport their purple Pancreatic Cancer Action Network apparel.
Stretching before the 3rd period – the most flexible hockey player I’ve ever seen.

 

Project 52 Week 5: Penalty

What is it with ice hockey and fights? Sometimes I wonder if they’re really that much more angry than other athletes. Either way, it makes for an entertaining sport. We had a great time watching the Missouri Mavericks smear the Arizona Sundogs Saturday night. Best of all – the proceeds from our tickets went to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – a cause dear to my heart.

Refs separate two Mavericks and Sundogs hockey players during one of many fights Saturday night.

Camera settings: Canon 60d, 1/160 sec., f/5.6, 100 mm focal  length, ISO 800