The Dryden GM Ice Dogs are continuing to work with and support the Hoshizaki House Women’s Shelter, as they raise awareness of violence against women and girls, and Woman Abuse Prevention Month. Their latest initiative was last night’s Domestic Violence Awareness Game.
“We’re a community-based team, our team is owned by the community, and we love to do partnerships with community organizations that raise awareness and to create a better community for all of us,” said Natasha Lovenuk-Markham, Secretary and Communications lead for the Ice Dogs.
The Ice Dogs took on the Red Lake Miners in the second game of a back-to-back series last night at the Dryden Memorial Arena, which kicked off with the crowd singing the national anthem following a PA system failure. Players wore purple socks during the game, and coaches and training staff wore purple ties in support of the cause.
“We’re trying to show that we can have a positive impact to show women and their children who are experiencing this type of reality in their own life, we can show them that there is a community behind them that supports them.”
Fans were encouraged to wear purple to the game, and staff from the Hoshizaki House also took part in last night’s activities.
“It also shows that the young men on our team are leaders when it comes to equity and fair treatment for people, and to help create a great community to live in.”
This is the fourth annual year that the Ice Dogs partnered with the Hoshizaki House Women’s Shelter in November, in support of Woman Abuse Prevention Month and the Wrapped in Courage campaign.
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Wrapped in Courage campaign