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Battle has personal meaning to Trocheck of PanthersFor Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck, Hockey Fights Cancer Month
hits very close to home; his mother, Rita, was diagnosed with colon
cancer shortly after last season ended.

Rita Trocheck went Phil Kessel Authentic Jersey through six months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, before
surgery to remove the cancer that still remained. There is a happy end
to this story; last month, she was declared cancer-free.

Throughout her treatment, she insisted on living life as normally as
possible, which left a huge impression on her son.

"Honestly, you wouldn't have even known there was an issue with her,"
Trocheck told the Panthers website. "Throughout the whole summer she
acted like nothing was wrong. … She made it easier for us.

"It definitely puts Ron Francis Authentic Jersey things in perspective. It showed us a lot. It showed us how tough she
could be and kind of what you have to do to be a leader. She's like the
leader of the house. It would have been easier for her to back down and
want sympathy from everybody, but she still took charge of everything
and was still taking care of all of us."

Taking an active role in the fight against cancer is nothing new for
Trocheck, who partnered with candy company IT'SUGAR to create "Trochex
Mix," with 20 percent of the sales benefiting Children's Hospital of
Pittsburgh of UPMC, in his hometown.

"The money goes toward a section of the hospital that gives [the
patients] somewhere to go whenever they're at the hospital, where they
teach music classes and things like that. It gives them something to
look Scott Wilson Authentic Jersey forward to and a place to be happy at the hospital."

Nov. 8
Sharks spread 'joy' to help kids smile

San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones and defenseman Dylan DeMelo made
400 special deliveries to pediatric cancer patients at Kaiser
Permanente Santa Clara on Tuesday, as part of the NHL's Hockey Fights
Cancer Month.

Jones and DeMelo Sidney Crosby Authentic Jersey distributed JoyJars - plastic jars filled with small toys and Sharks
items - to the wide-eyed children during their visit. The event took
place in partnership with the Sharks Foundation, All Nippon Airways and
the Jessie Rees Foundation.

The jars were assembled by 40 volunteers at Solar4America Ice San Jose,
the Sharks practice facility, each one stuffed with goodies and notes of
encouragement to send support to the children and their families.

Jones and DeMelo also took time to take selfies with some of the

Nov. 7
Landeskog, Avalanche make big impact in Stockholm

Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog didn't mind not being the
center of attention on Monday in Stockholm. As he said, "I think Bernie
[the Avalanche mascot] has been a bigger hit than I was."

Landeskog, along with some of his Avalanche teammates, was visiting with
a group of children at an event hosted by the Swedish Childhood Cancer
Foundation, Bauhaus and the NHL after Colorado's first practice in
Stockholm at Ericsson Globe, where the Avalanche and Ottawa Senators
will face off on Friday (2 p.m. ET; NHLN, ALT, TSN5, RDS, NHL.TV) and
Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, RDS, ALT, NHL.TV).

He wasn't wrong; the kids seemed equally enthralled with Bernie as they
were with the players, or with Swedish legend and NHL Hall of Famer
Peter Forsberg, who joined the contingent. Senators defenseman Dion
Phaneuf and goaltender Craig Anderson, whose wife, Nicholle, went
through cancer treatments last season, also visited with the youngsters.

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