Panthers host Braves Thursday night

Game night will feature head shave by Panthers player for Locks of Love

Peninsula Panther Jackson Skerratt will be cutting his hair Thursday evening in support of Locks of Love.

It was a hard-fought split in a pair of games this past weekend as the Peninsula Panthers edged past the Comox Valley Glacier Kings 2-1 at home on Friday evening before being dumped 3-0 in Campbell River Sunday afternoon.

“We played hard this weekend,” explained head coach Brian Passmore of the weekend’s games.

“I can’t say I have ever seen a run of injuries like we are facing right now but every team gets their share and it is our turn to battle through it all. When our kids get back, we will be a better team because of it. I expect that we will start to see some of our guys filtering back into the lineup when we hit the ice at home this Thursday.”

The focus for the team this week though will be on Thursday evening when the Panthers host the Saanich Braves at 7:30 p.m., their only home game this regular season on a Thursday night (due to the Touch of Saltspring craft fair this weekend) and raise awareness for Locks of Love.

Twenty-year-old Jackson Skerratt, currently one of the Panthers’ walking wounded, has been growing his hair for the past year. On Thursday night his mane will come off in the lobby between the two rinks after the two teams complete their warm-ups.

“This is really important to me,” said Skerratt.

“The Peninsula Panthers have put an article up on our website and so I encourage people to go on and read about it, it will help them understand what I’m trying to achieve for Locks of Love through the event.”

Visit ppanthers.bc.ca for more information.

 

 

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