Friday, November 13, 2009

CHL DAILY: Pink In The Rink a Huge Success

BOUCHERVILLE – The Commissioner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Gilles Courteau, today unveiled the total amount raised by the eighteen QMJHL clubs during special promotional night activities organized throughout the month of October to help in the fight against breast cancer.

"Over the past several months, the QMJHL and its teams worked extremely hard to develop eighteen prototype pink jerseys in order to help raise awareness as well as funds for the fight against breast cancer," said the Commissioner. "More than 400 pink jerseys were worn during designated home games and then auctioned off or sold with the proceeds distributed to local, regional or national organizations dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. Furthermore, teams created other great fundraising initiatives to generate additional dollars for the cause and the end result is truly extraordinary. Today, we are proud to announce that as a result of our clubs’ efforts that just over $120,000 have been generated. I would like to congratulate all of our clubs and thank them for their valued contribution. Also, I would like to thank our fans for their incredible support and generosity in this endeavour."

Abeltshauser named to German National Junior Team
Mooseheads defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser got word today this week he has been named to the German National Junior team, which will compete at the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships Division B in France next month from December 14-20.

"When they called me I was freaked out, I was so excited" stated Abeltshauser, who sits 4th in QMJHL scoring for rookie defensemen with 10 points in 16 games.

"He's been playing very well for us" stated Mooseheads Assistant Coach Jeff MacLeod. "It's all a part of developing our players. It's a great opportunity for Konrad to go play for his country, the entire organization is very happy for him".

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