January 29, 2013, Edmonton, AB (ISN) – The Edmonton Oil Kings will host a special event at Rexall Place for their February 1st, 2013 match up with the Swift Current Broncos. It will be the second ever Oil Kings Pink at the Rink presented by Elite Sportswear and Awards.
The Oil Kings will be sporting a brand new look for one night only! Oil Kings players will wear special pink jerseys and select players will be using limited edition Pink at the Rink hockey sticks. Oil Kings Captain and New York Islanders first round pick Griffin Reinhart, Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick Henrik Samuelsson and New York Rangers Draft pick Michael St.Croix are among the six players using the specially designed pink sticks.
“Pink isn’t my favorite colour, but the new look is good” said Reinhart “It’s for awareness and it’s for a great cause. It’s important for us to help out whenever we can”.
“I really like the look and the style of the jerseys, I like the colour pink.” said Samuelsson adding “Real men wear pink”.
Both the jerseys and sticks will be auctioned off via silent and live auctions at the game. Proceeds will go towards Compassion House Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
As an added bonus, Elite Sportswear & Awards will be handing out 1000 pink Oil Kings toques. All fans at the game will be eligible to receive a toque thanks to the Oil Kings scratch-and-win tickets issued at the doors.
Game time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at OILKINGS.CA, at the Rexall Place Box Office or at Ticketmaster outlets. For more information on season seats or flex packs, call 780-414-GOAL (4625). All games this season will be broadcast live on the TEAM 1260 and streamed live at WHL.ca. The Oil Kings 2012-13 season is presented by JLT, Insurance & Risk Management.