The San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League took to the ice over the weekend in a fight against breast cancer, wearing special edition pink jerseys.
The Barracuda donned the pink jerseys on Saturday, January 27th, during the second game of their weekend series against the Calgary Wranglers. The front of the jerseys featured a pink Barracuda fin logo within a black circle with „SAN JOSE BARRACUDA“ written in pink at the top half and „2023-2024“ in white at the bottom half. The black shoulder patches displayed recolored logos of the Barracuda and their NHL parent club, the San Jose Sharks.
Stripes on the waist and sleeves were slanted upwards and included words like „Hope,“ „Life,“ „Strength,“ „Dream,“ „Fight,“ „Confidence,“ and „Battle.“ Names and numbers on the back and sleeves were black with white outlines, but the number on the left sleeve was replaced by an „I PINK FOR“ badge with a blank space to write the name of a friend or family member affected by cancer. In photos posted on social media, it appears that none of the Barracuda players wrote a name in this field during the game.
Game-worn jerseys are being auctioned off via GiveSmart, with bidding closing on Wednesday, January 31st, at 5:00 PM PT. The entire proceeds of the auction will go to Krebs CAREpoint, a cancer treatment center in San Jose.