Generals mark men’s health month

Junior hockey club welcomes prostate cancer support group to Saturday's game at Oceanside Place Arena

The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals will wrap up their support of Men’s Health Month this Saturday Nov. 26 when they host the Oceanside Prostate Support group during the team’s 7:30 p.m. home game against Westshore.

Members of the support group will staff a table in the arena to share members’ stories and provide information.

They invite the community to join in as the junior hockey club highlights Prostate Cancer Awareness month and Remembance Day with special event throughout November.

It’s also a chance to see how the Generals players, coaches and staff are progressing with their “Movember” campaign to grow out moustaches in support of prostate cancer awareness.

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in Canada, affecting one in seven men. In 2014, approximately 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 29,000 men will die from the disease. One new case occurs every 2.3 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 18 minutes.

Doors open Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and the puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Earlier in November, the Generals gave away free Movember T-shirts and offered free admission to Oceanside Minor Hockey players accompanied by a paying adult as part of the promotion.

For more info, visit the Generals Facebook or Twitter sites, or go to generals.vijhl.com.

 

Billet families needed

The Generals are urgently seeking billet homes for members of the team, and have two current openings that need filling immediately.

The club offers remuneration and access to home games and other “Gens family” perks. To sign up or for more information, email 123shogoro@gmail.com or stop by any home game and check with any Generals staff member.

— Submitted by Oceanside Generals