The Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League sought to combat cancer this week with some special edition jerseys.
For their game against the Mississauga Steelheads on Thursday, January 18th, the IceDogs wore special orange jerseys to show their support for the Rankin Cancer Run, a local event that has raised over $11.85 million for cancer treatment organizations in the Niagara region since 2006.
Inspired by the orange and yellow logo of the run, the IceDogs jerseys were primarily orange, with yellow shoulders, an orange collar with black insert in front, and the main IceDogs logo on the chest. The cuffs and waist were yellow, with a cream stripe in an Arizona Coyotes style in between.
The Rankin Cancer Run logo was featured on both shoulders. The numbers on the sleeves and on the back were printed in a cream sans-serif font, while the name on the back was printed in cream block letters.
The jerseys were paired with the IceDogs‘ usual black helmets, black gloves, and black pants with red and white stripes on the sides. The socks were orange at the top and yellow at the bottom, separated by a wide cream stripe.
The players also showed their support for the cause with orange tape.
Game-worn jerseys were auctioned off after the game, with the proceeds going to the Rankin Cancer Run.
While they looked good on the ice, unfortunately, the jerseys were not enough to lead the IceDogs to victory, as they lost 1-2 to the Steelheads.
This is the second time the IceDogs have worn special jerseys to support the Rankin Cancer Run, the last time being in January 2023 against the Erie Otters.