Everything You Need to Know for the 2023 Petes Pink In The Rink Campaign

The Peterborough Petes 14th annual Pink in the Rink game is set for Saturday, February 4, 2023 against the Oshawa Generals at 7:05 pm at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

The team will wear special theme jerseys designed by Kyle McDonald, which highlight the names of nearly 200 people who have battled cancer. In addition, the game jerseys feature a special PRHC Foundation shoulder crest and design inspired by classic hockey sweaters, paying tribute to Peterborough’s deep hockey roots, and the hockey moms that this year’s campaign is supporting. Fans can get a sneak peak of the jerseys here.


The official game jerseys are available for purchase at the Pink in the Rink live post-game auction, presented by Rusland’s Auctions. To take part in the auction, fans are asked to move to the Gibson’s Finest Club Section immediately following the game. A game ticket is required to take part in the game-worn jersey auction. 

The 14th annual Pink in the Rink game will celebrate and honour Hockey Moms who have been affected by cancer. Five local hockey moms have been named campaign ambassadors for the 2023 Pink in the Rink campaign, as follows:

Fans can donate to Jennie, Dara, Elke, Karen, and Dana through their personalized PRHC Foundation Pink in the Rink fundraising pages, with a charitable tax receipt available for supporters. The hockey mom ambassadors will be honoured alongside PRHC Physician Ambassador Dr. Neera Jeyabalan during the pre-game ceremony, which will also include a video tribute to hundreds of cancer fighters before the puck is dropped.

Fans can also support the campaign through an online auction on, and an in-person silent auction in the North Lobby on game night. Official Pink in the Rink t-shirts are also on sale leading up to and on game-night, and a special chuck-a-puck will take place in the second intermission, giving fans the opportunity to win prizes as they toss a puck into a Russelle Toyota vehicle sunroof as it drives on the ice.

Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. has produced a limited edition run of Petes Lager featuring a Pink Can. 25 cents from each can sold will be donated to the Pink in the Rink campaign. The 2023 campaign is also being generously supported by Nexicom, The Pyle Group, Sandbagger, and J. Bower Roofing.

Proceeds from the 14th Annual Pink in the Rink will support expert, compassionate cancer care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC). Lesley Heighway, PRHC Foundation President & CEO, says that with cancer volumes on the rise, donors are essential to the hospital’s ability to serve more patients, support earlier diagnosis, and ensure safer, more effective treatments, close to home. 

After raising a total of $900,000 over the past 13 years, the Petes previously announced that this year’s fundraising goal is $50,000, moving the team one step closer to $1 million dollar raised to fight cancer in Pink in the Rink’s history. 

“The number of patients from Peterborough and the surrounding area who rely on PRHC to support their cancer journey continues to climb,” said Heighway. “It’s events like Pink in the Rink and organizations like the Peterborough Petes – along with the people and businesses who support them –  that fund the tools our experts need to save and improve lives. With your help, we’ll continue investing in vital technology upgrades like our Interventional Radiology suites, where cancer is just one of the conditions treated, and experts perform minimally-invasive biopsies, install intravenous chemotherapy ports, and even offer precise, targeted cancer treatments – safely and quickly so patients can go home sooner.”

Tickets for the 14th annual Pink in the Rink game are sold out. Pending game day and visiting team hold requirements, a very small number of additional tickets may be released for sale on Saturday, February 4 at 1pm through the PMC Grant Thornton Box Office online, in-person, or at (705) 743-3561. 

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