Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey's Cancer Awareness Skate Moved To Monday, April 4

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team's Cancer Awareness Skate, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill campus of Quinnipiac University, has been re-scheduled for Monday, April 4. The event is part of Quinnipiac's Positive Play initiative, a program implemented by Quinnipiac Athletics to encourage community involvement by Quinnipiac's student-athletes.

The Bobcats' head coach and his team will host a skills session, for youths in 8th grade and younger, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission to the training session is $30 per individual, which also includes a ticket to the family skate to follow.

The family skate will commence at 7:30 p.m. and end at approximately 8:30 p.m. Admission to the open skate is $10 per individual. In addition to the skills session and family skate, participants will receive an even specific t-shirt and pizza, soft drinks and baked goods will be provided. There will also be a sports memorabilia raffle.

Over the last three years, Pecknold has coordinated several fundraising activities on behalf of Quinnipiac, including the "Blades & Skates" event in 2008 to benefit St. Baldrick's children's cancer research. The event, through efforts by Pecknold and Quinnipiac men's ice hockey's student-athletes, helped to raise over $27,000 for children's cancer research. In recent years, the Bobcats have also donated funds to benefit Autism Speaks.