The Guelph Storm held their annual Pink in the Rink Night in support of the Canadian Cancer Society on Friday. For the Storm organization and the Sikic family, this one was more than just a game.
The Storm did manage to come out on top with their 10th straight victory, but a special pre-game ceremony got the night started as Luka Sikic, the younger brother of Storm rookie forward Marko Sikic, conducted the ceremonial faceoff.
Sikic, 14, is bravely fighting cancer for the second time in his young life after he was originally diagnosed with Leukemia at age 10.
The Guelph Mercury’s Paul Osborne details how Marko has greatly assisted Luka in his fight, donating bone marrow to his younger brother as he prepared for Storm training camp back in August.
The two brothers embraced before the Friday crowd of over 4,400 as Luka took in the experience of leaving the hospital for the first time since receiving the bone marrow transplant. It marked the first time he’d ever seen Marko suit up for the Storm.
The Storm have partnered with Ward 1 Studios to produce a season-long video series entitled Storm Watch, with the latest episode covering Friday’s touching moment at the Sleeman Centre.
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