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November 16, 2012– Burnaby, B.C. (ISN) – The Simon Fraser University Men’s Ice Hockey  program is pleased to announce that the SFU home game against Thompson  Rivers University at 7:00pm on December 1st, 2012, at Bill Copeland Arena will be hosted in support of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

The event will aim to raise awareness for type 1 diabetes, and SFU will donate a portion of funds raised at the event to the JDRF. The JDRF  will be on-hand to present information to SFU Fans in attendance, and  there will be a silent auction for SFU/JDRF game-worn jerseys as well as a raffle draw for other great prizes.

“JDRF research is committed to improving the lives of all people with  type 1 diabetes and to curing this disease,” says JDRF’s Amanda Rohla. “With excellent supporters such as the SFU Men’s Hockey program we are  getting ever closer to realizing the dream of a cure for type 1 diabetes and are so thankful for their efforts.”

SFU Alumni and former SFU Hockey blue-liner Adam Chapman will also be  on-hand to support the cause. “Growing up and playing my entire hockey  career with diabetes and seeing its impact on family and friends, it is  really good to see SFU Hockey putting this event on for such a great  cause and one that is very close to my heart.”

Tickets at the door will be $5 for students/children and $10 for  adults. For more information regarding the event please visit www.sfuhockey.com. For more information regarding JDRF please visit www.jdrf.ca.