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Hockey Battles Cancer raises $14,000 for local teen

The charity game took place Feb. 25 at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena
The ceremonial puck drop included cancer survivors.

The Collingwood Blues won their game on Saturday bumping them to the top of their division, but there were other victories to talk about. 

Aiden Frazer, who is battling osteosarcoma (same cancer as Terry Fox), attended the game and received $14,000 from the proceeds of the fundraiser to support him through his cancer treatments. . Nathan Bedard for CollingwoodToday

Aiden Frazer, 17, from Collingwood was at the game with his family to express gratitude for the first-ever Hockey Battles Cancer event hosted by the Blues. Frazer is battling osteosarcoma cancer in his femur, the same type of bone cancer as Terry Fox, and the evening event was a fundraiser to support the teen and his family during his treatment. 

Thanks to game proceeds and a silent auction, Frazer was given a cheque for $14,000 during the Feb. 25 event. Another $6,000 will be donated to Hospice Georgian Triangle. A total of $20,000 was raised through the event, double the original goal. 

Glenda Frazer, Aiden’s mom, told CollingwoodToday this week that her family has been blown away by the outpouring of support.

“The hockey community never fails. The kindness and generosity is just unbelievable,” said Glenda. “It’s overwhelming. (Aiden) is a fighter. He’s trying to keep as positive as possible and he’s doing a really good job.”

The Blues are heading into one more weekend of regular season games, and then playoffs in March. 

- With files from Jessica Owen

Collingwood Blues took a 2-1 victory over the Markham Royals in the Hockey Battles Cancer event. Nathan Bedard for CollingwoodToday
Noah Pak was named goalie of the month for the Ontario Junior Hockey League. . Nathan Bedard for CollingwoodToday
The charity game also included an online auction component to add to the fundraiser. . Nathan Bedard for CollingwoodToday
The crowd watches the Blues and Royals play in the Hockey Battles Cancer game on Feb. 25. . Nathan Bedard for CollingwoodToday
The Blues wore purple jerseys for the charity game, which were later auctioned off for more fundraising dollars. . Nathan Bedard for CollingwoodToday