The Kamloops Blazers annual Breast Cancer Fundraising game raised $14,892 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
The total includes $5,508 donated by the hockey club, Tim O’Donovan, communications and media co-ordinator for the Blazers, said in a press release.
O’Donovan said the team vowed to donate $1 from every ticket sold if attendance reached the seating capacity of 5,464. Blazers fans came through as 5,508 people packed the Interior Savings Centre to watch their team beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 8-1.
It was the Blazers’ first non-rain-check sell-out since Jan. 26, 2007.
The total includes $1,000 donated by Kamloops native and Blazer co-owner Mark Recchi, $100 each from players Cole Cheveldave, Colin Smith and Dylan Willick and $25 from Blazers forward Brayden Gelsinger.
The hockey club auctioned off special edition Breast Cancer Jerseys, and pumpkins carved by the players. In addition, a WestJet flight was raffled off and a puck toss was done to boost donations.
A cheque presentation will be held prior to puck drop at Friday night’s game against the Prince George Cougars.