PORT HOPE, ON – Saturday night marked the Panthers annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Game where the team raised awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society and funds that would directly support with lodging for patients and their families while undergoing treatment.
Despite dominating the play for three periods, it would be the Pirates who opened the scoring as Garrison Moore scored his first of the season at 9:49 of the opening frame. Port Hope would head off the ice trailing 1-0 after 20 minutes while outshooting their opponent 20-6. The second period was all Port Hope as they scored their first of three at 3:48 when Dailen Fousek found the back of the net for his first of the season. Brandon Rose gave the Panthers the lead at 16:45 and Noah Richard extended it with only 52 seconds remaining in the period sending the Panthers into the dressing room with the 3-1 lead. Shots after two periods was Panthers 38 – Pirates 13.
Continuing to push for the final 20-minutes, Dailen Fousek netted his second of the season in the same game when he continued to extend the lead at 1:55. Pirates called a timeout and pulled their goalie with just under a minute left in the game. Fousek broke out of the Panthers end but was not able to get the hattrick as his shot was directed wide by a Pirates defender.
Final score after 60 minutes, Panthers 4 – Pirates 1. Dominic Marquis earned his eighth win.
Off the ice, Panthers were able to raise close to $1,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society through Rush Truck Centres 50/50, Chadwick’s Towing Chuck-a-Puck and Hope Community Church Bake Sale. The team donation page will remain active for the remainder of the month. CLICK HERE! Together we can make a difference.