March 31, 2022

The San Diego Gulls announced today that the American Hockey League (AHL) club will host its third Hockey Fights Cancer™ game presented by Cal Coast Credit Union on Saturday, April 2 when the Gulls host the Iowa Wild at Pechanga Arena San Diego (7 p.m.). The Gulls and the AHL are proud to join the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association in their Hockey Fights Cancer™ initiative.

Hockey Fights Cancer™ The campaign, uniting the hockey community in support of people with cancer and their families since 1998, will feature special events, celebrations and stories from people in the hockey community. This year, San Diego is one of 22 AHL member clubs to designate a home game as a Hockey Fights Cancer™ Awareness Night.

The Gulls will wear a new a lavender jersey for Hockey Fights Cancer™ throughout the April 2 contest. Select gJerseys of players worn by the same will be autographed and available for raffle in the Section 10 lobby beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at the end of the second intermission. A number of player jerseys worn during the game will be autographed and available for online auction during the contest. For more information and to participate in online fundraisers, please visit or text HKYFIGHTSCANCER to 76278. All proceeds raised through fundraisers will be donated to Relay for Life San Diego.

The San Diego Gulls Foundation will also hold its seventh surprise puck sale on Saturday night, with pucks commemorating Hockey Fights Cancer™. Surprise pucks will be available for $20 at the San Diego Gulls Foundation booth in the Section 10 lobby. Fans can select pucks at random, with five surprise pucks including an additional gift of Gulls player-signed memorabilia or Gulls merchandise. A limited number of pucks are available (limit five per purchase).

“I Fight For” signs will be available at each entrance to Pechanga Arena San Diego until halfway through the second period. Fans will be asked to complete and hold their card(s) during a stoppage during the second period.

Gulls Hockey Fights Cancer™ merchandise will be sold at merchandise stands and available through the Gulls Online Store at

Fans can get involved by sharing their stories using the official #HockeyFightsCancer hashtag or donating online at Donations raised will continue to support the American Cancer Society and Canadian Cancer Society Lodges in the United States and Canada, helping hundreds of people with cancer and their families every day with accommodations, meals, transportation, activities and emotional support.

Tickets for Hockey Fights Cancer™ are still available. Individual match tickets can be purchased via, by calling (844) GO GULLS or in person at the Pechanga Arena San Diego box office. Tickets sold at the box office are first come, first served.

About Relay For Life San Diego

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s premier fundraiser, helping communities around the world raise money and save lives. Every dollar raised at these events helps the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking cancer research, vital patient care services, and education and prevention initiatives. Join or donate to Relay For Life today and help us celebrate life and save lives. Everyday.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From groundbreaking research to free accommodation near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society attacks cancer from all angles. For more information, visit

About Cancer Hockey
Since its inception in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer – a joint initiative of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) – has generated more than $30 million in donations dollars to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities and local charities. Hockey Fights Cancer is also a program of the National Hockey League Foundation (in the United States) and the NHL Foundation (in Canada). Lavender, the official color of Hockey Fights Cancer, represents all cancers and will be prominent throughout the campaign. To join the conversation, use the official #HockeyFightsCancer hashtag.