Hockey Fights Cancer

Full of fight and smiles, players rally for ‘Ax Man’

By: Chris Lomon

The wide smile Axl Quincey flashes often leaves his parents speechless.

Yesterday

A man of few words, Shea Theodore has an important message

By: Chris Lomon

He may be a man of few words, but Shea Theodore can't say it loud enough – early detection saves lives.

November 16, 2020

A Hockey Fights Cancer conversation: In loving memory of Dale Hawerchuk

By: NHLPA Staff

To reflect on the continued legacy of Dale Hawerchuk, Eddie Olczyk, is joined by current NHL players coached by Dale and a pair of his former teammates.

November 13, 2020

A conversation with Oskar and Alma

By: NHLPA Staff

NHLPA.com sat down with Oskar and Alma to discuss their journey through his diagnosis, treatment and life moving past cancer, as part of the NHL and NHLPA's continued commitment to support Hockey Fights Cancer.

November 5, 2020

Lindblom, teammates reflect on inspirational journey to recovery

By: Chris Lomon

Sean Couturier takes a momentary pause when Oskar Lindblom’s name is mentioned. Carter Hart does the same. So too, does Travis Sanheim.

November 5, 2020

22nd annual Hockey Fights Cancer initiative underway

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

The campaign that has been uniting the hockey community in support of people impacted by cancer and their families since 1998, is underway this month of November.

November 2, 2020

Hinostroza draws inspiration from new friend, Leighton

By: Chris Lomon

If Vinnie Hinostroza is ever in need of a little inspiration, he doesn’t have to look any further than his locker room stall.

November 26, 2019

Schenn a proud advocate for blood and stem cell donation

By: Chris Lomon

Brayden Schenn doesn’t post a great deal on Twitter. But this summer, he had a special message to share.

November 21, 2019

Del Zotto finds perspective, deeper purpose in off-ice role

By: Chris Lomon

A 200-kilometer charity bike ride turned out to be a life-changing experience for Michael Del Zotto.

November 12, 2019

DeMelo bringing visibility to blood cancers, LLSC

By: Chris Lomon

Dylan DeMelo wanted to shine the light on a serious disease. So that’s exactly what he did. Literally.

November 5, 2019

Movember launches 2019 Moustache Cup Challenge

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

The Moustache Cup will see players go head-to-head in a month-long fundraising challenge to support Movember 2019.

November 4, 2019

Eddie Olczyk named ambassador for 21st annual Hockey Fights Cancer initiative

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

American Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Society and Movember return as partners.

November 1, 2019

At the rink and away from it, Moore thankful for Olczyk's impact

By: Tim Wharnsby

The 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium will be extra special for John Moore, who knows hockey wasn't always so popular near his suburban Chicago hometown.

November 28, 2018

There is no one healing process when it comes to losing a loved one: Foligno

By: Chris Lomon

Marcus Foligno thinks of his mother every day.

November 21, 2018

Hayes: It's never too early to get checked

By: Chris Lomon

Hope. It’s the one message Jimmy Hayes constantly conveys to anyone he meets whose lives are affected by cancer.

November 15, 2018

Boyles a family of fighters

By: Tim Wharnsby

Brian Boyle understandably becomes emotional when queried about what the past three weeks have been like for him.

November 14, 2018

Hockey Fights Cancer underway – donate now!

By: NHLPA Staff

Hockey Fights Cancer runs for the month of November.

November 6, 2018

12 years later, Kathy Kessel recalls son's promise

By: Chris Lomon

Kathy Kessel walked towards her son’s car at Logan International Airport. She found herself at a loss for words. What Phil said brought a tear to her eye and a smile to her face.

November 1, 2018

20th annual Hockey Fights Cancer begins today

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

Hockey Fights Cancer will feature special events, observances, and stories from people around the hockey community.

November 1, 2018

It's game on for J.T. Brown as career path winds back home

By: Chris Lomon

When J.T. Brown says “Game On!” he’s not messing around.

August 2, 2018