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Bulletin: Senators announce ‘Movember’ fundraising initiative

Carkner, Karlsson, Konopka to grow moustaches in support of the cause

Friday, 21.10.2011 / 11:57 AM / News
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Bulletin: Senators announce \u2018Movember\u2019 fundraising initiative

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today they will be hosting a ‘Movember’ fundraiser in association with Rickard’s, the TEAM 1200 and the Sens Foundation. Movember takes place during the month of November each year and inspires the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. These men raise funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

Senators players Matt Carkner, Erik Karlsson and Zenon Konopka will be participating in Movember this year. Each has pledged to grow a moustache for the duration of the month to help support and draw awareness to the cause. Fans can track the progress of the players and pledge support of their own through the Senators Movember network at http://ca.movember.com/mospace/network/sens.

Senators head coach Paul MacLean, a proud wearer of a moustache, is supportive of his players’ participation in Movember. “I’m happy to challenge our players to grow their own moustaches to support what is a very worthy cause.”

Fans and supporters of Movember will also be able to track the progress of the players at the Senators’ new Movember twitter account @SensStache.

The Senators are asking fans to show their support for the players by growing a moustache of their own to partake in the Movember movement. Those interested in supporting Movember without participating can do so by purchasing the Movember Madness ticket package or an imitation moustache, which will be on sale during November games at Scotiabank Place.

The Movember Madness ticket package, available now at www.capitaltickets.ca, includes a game ticket and a voucher for a Movember T-shirt, an imitation moustache and a large Rickard’s draft beer from Frank Finnigan’s on game night, all for $35. Five dollars from each ticket package will be donated to the Movember charity through the Sens Foundation. The Movember Madness package is available for three home games: Nov. 5 versus the Buffalo Sabres, Nov. 9 versus the New York Rangers and Nov. 27 versus the Carolina Hurricanes.

Imitation moustaches will be sold for $2 each at all games in November, with the net proceeds going to support Prostate Cancer Canada. In Ottawa, the organization has been supporting men and their families who are living with prostate cancer for more than 20 years. The moustaches will be also available at all three Sens Store locations (Carlingwood Mall, Place d’Orléans and Scotiabank Place).

In 2010, nearly 119,000 Canadian men and women participated in Movember, raising $22.3 million. For more information on Movember Canada, please visit http://ca.movember.com.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06