Washington hockey players commemorated their battle against cancer with the Hockey Fights Cancer Night before Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh in the NHL.
Skating before the game, the local players don tulip jerseys and before the fight, along with their competitors from Pittsburgh in the middle circle, they honor the memory of those who fought cancer in the hockey community.
The first defender of the game was scored by Slovakian defender Martin Vervari, and in the spirit of that legacy he gifted it to his mother Jabek, who succumbed to lung cancer in 2009. The future NHL hockey player was nine years old at the time, and his older brother was fifteen at that His younger sister was only 6 years old.
“This is my mom for you, I really miss you” Martin Fehérváry wrote in his Instagram story, referring to russianmachineneverbreaks.com. His team defeated Pittsburgh 6:1. “A great victory, especially on this special night.” Added the 22-year-old defender, who has already scored two goals in 15 appearances in the new season and a total of three Canadian points.
Veteran striker Tom Wilson scored Ferrari’s weakening goal, telling the young Slovakian: “He’s a great guy and a hockey player. When he shoots, he deserved it. He was one of our best players in the game against Pittsburgh. He literally flew on the ice and sometimes looked like a striker. He was amazing.”
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