Help Flivvers hockey Pink the Rink on Monday

If you haven’t heard, the Kingsford High School hockey team has a pretty good season going on at 14-6-1. That normally would be reason enough to take in a Flivvers hockey game.

But Monday has added incentive to be at the Mountain View Ice Arena at 6 p.m., even for those who might not exactly be hockey fans.

The game between Kingsford and Hancock will be Pink the Rink night, full of fundraising activities to benefit the Cancer Program at Dickinson County Healthcare Systems.

Last year, the first Pink the Rink event brought in more than $2,000 to help provide “Hockey Hugs” blankets for local cancer patients.

Those at the game were encouraged to wear pink clothing and compete for the best “Pinked Out” attire award, which last year fittingly went to Flivvers assistant coach Mike Erkkila, who first suggested Pink the Rink, patterned after a program in his hometown of Calumet.

The same — if not better — is being called for this second year.

The event also will auction off the pink jerseys the Flivvers will wear for the game and allow fans for $3 to skate with those players after the game.

Breitung Township Schools will donate all ticket sales from the event, which also includes a bake sale and a “chuck-a-duck” competition — tossing rubber ducks rather than pucks onto the ice.

Special concessions and a pink lemonade stand round out plans for the evening.

So find an excuse this President’s Day to take in a high school hockey game and add at least a touch of pink to what you wear. Plan to raise a glass of pink lemonade as Kingsford takes on Hancock. Perhaps even bid on a pink jersey for the kids or grandkids.

It’ll be fun and, at the same time, benefit a good cause.