GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Saturday, January 27, 2018. Grand Valley D3 vs Hope college for "GVSU Fights Cancer".

Creating a legacy: GVSU men's DIII hockey continues tradition of giving back to community

Sports help to unite people. They are a source of entertainment, a source of passion for the fans and a source of adrenaline for the athletes. Sometimes, sports can go beyond their primary purpose. Sometimes, they help turn a tragedy into an incredible story, uniting players, fans and everyone around them. The Grand Valley State men’s Division III club hockey team did just that. This past weekend, the club raised more than $7,000 (and counting) during their “Hockey Fights Cancer” game against Hope College on Saturday, Jan. 27. 

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Saturday, January 27, 2018. Grand Valley D3 vs Hope college for "GVSU Fights Cancer".

GVSU men's DIII hockey raises over $5K in 'Hockey Fights Cancer' event against Hope College

At a glance, the Grand Valley State men’s club Division III hockey game against Hope College may have appeared as just another game on the schedule.  But in actuality, the magnitude of the contest was much more than just a "game." The Lakers hosted their third annual “Hockey Fights Cancer” event in an attempt to raise money and awareness for those affected by all kinds of cancer on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Georgetown Ice Center.

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