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Union hockey to have 'Coaches vs. Cancer' day Saturday against Princeton

The Union men's hockey team will have its Coaches vs. Cancer day on Saturday, when the eighth-ranked Dutchmen face Princeton at 4 p.m. at Messa Rink.

The event will be held in honor of Kristen Shinebarger, the 10-year old daughter of Shelly, Union’s Director of Student Support Services. The game will raise funds to help support American Cancer efforts to help people in the Capital Region stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.

As part of the initiative, the Union coaching and support staff will wear sneakers as part of the Suits and Sneakers program, and the players will wear yellow sock tape. Fans will have the opportunity to fill out an official Coaches vs. Cancer pin up card at the front entrance of Messa Rink in honor of those affected by cancer. The cards will be placed on a "Wall of Hope" inside the rink and displayed at future games.

The team has rallied around the event in honor of Kristen Shinebarger, who is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

For Friday's game against Quinnipiac, it will be Toys for Tots night. The team will collect unwrapped toys for children in the lobby of Messa Rink.

There will also be a Teddy Bear Toss during the second intermission. Fans are encouraged to bring plush toys/teddy bears for the toss.

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