The Pittsford High School hockey teams will play their ninth annual games to benefit cancer Jan. 27 at the Gene Polisseni Center located at Rochester Institute of Technology, 51 Lomb Memorial Drive.
The Pittsford Panthers will host the Fairport Raiders, with the junior varsity game beginning at 5 p.m. and varsity game at 6:30 p.m.
The ninth annual Pittsford Panthers Pink the Rink hockey games are the culmination of season long cancer awareness fundraising efforts. The Pittsford JV and varsity teams will be sporting pink jerseys and socks as a show of support in the fight against breast cancer. Many of the jerseys have initialed patches on the back. These jerseys were sponsored in memory or in honor of a loved one.
Proceeds from the Pink games will benefit the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. Over the past eight years, Pittsford hockey has donated over $48,000 from these Pink the Rink games. Pittsford Hockey continues in the effort to make these games an annual community event. Student involvement in the event has stretched beyond the hockey team and includes high school students volunteering their time and many local businesses and individuals contributing time and sponsorship funds. In addition to the games, there will be activities that include a chuck a puck contest, the RIT pep band, pink spirit wear sales of T-shirts, cookie sales and a special appearance by the Pittsford Panther.
Admission is $6 for both games. Visit for more information.