IceCaps players to sport ‘staches for Movember
Team to support men’s health awareness
The St. John’s IceCaps announced Wednesday that a number of players on the team’s roster will grow moustaches for the month of November in an effort to raise awareness for men’s health.
Twenty IceCaps players and staff have agreed to participate and grow moustaches for Movember to help support the cause, including team captain Jason Jaffray and Corner Brook, NL native Jason King. Other IceCaps players participating include: Aaron Gagnon, Arturs Kulda, Brett Festerling, Carl Klingberg, Garth Murray, John Albert, Mark Flood, Paul Postma, Riley Holzapfel, Shawn Weller, Shayne Wiebe, Spencer Machacek, Travis Ramsey, and Zach Redmond.
Fans can check out weekly photo updates of their favourite players and their moustaches at www.stjohnsicecaps.com and vote for the best ‘stache at the end of the month. In addition, fans can make donations to the IceCaps Movember team by visiting www.movember.com and searching ‘St. John’s IceCaps.’
Men are encouraged to sign up and sport their own moustache and join the IceCaps in their efforts to raise awareness for cancers affecting men.
TheSt. John’sIceCaps hockey club is the newest team in the American Hockey League, and brings pro hockey back toSt. John’safter a six-year hiatus.St. John’sis the farm team of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.
On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.