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Published on January 26, 2022

Castleton Women's Hockey to Host Annual Pink the Rink Game

five female hockey players posing on the ice

Rutland – On Friday, February 4, 2022, the Castleton Women’s Ice Hockey Team will trade their traditional Spartan green apparel for jazzy pink stripes to raise awareness and funds for the Foley Cancer Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

The 14th annual Pink the Rink will pair the Spartans with William Smith College in an exciting match-up scheduled to begin at 6:00pm at the Spartan Arena. Additionally, the game will be live streamed at

"The Pink the Rink game is an important event for the Castleton University Women’s Ice Hockey Team and our local region. We are proud to continue to help raise awareness and support in the fight against breast cancer,” says Tim McAulliffe, Head Coach of the team in his second season at Castleton.

All proceeds from the event, including admission, and a raffle for an authentic Pink the Rink jersey will benefit the Foley Cancer Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center. To bid on the shirt, go to

In addition, there will be a varied basket auction and bake sale at the event, and 200 complimentary custom pink towels courtesy of Foley Services, Inc. will be given away this year.

Since the inception of the annual Pink the Rink event, more than $70,000 has been raised in support of the cancer center. The cost of admission to the game on February 4, is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students.

We continue to be grateful for the ongoing partnership and collaboration with Castleton University and the Women’s Hockey program in support of the Foley Cancer Center,” says Claudio Fort, Rutland Regional President and CEO. “The time that the coaches, players, parents and volunteers put into the game each year is considerable, and we are truly grateful for their efforts.

For more information about the upcoming Pink the Rink game, call 802.747.3634.


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