SUNY Oswego men's hockey opens with 'Teal Game' for ovarian cancer

The SUNY Oswego hockey team opens its season on Saturday night, and it's sure to be an emotional one.

It's the Lakers annual Teal Game to raise awareness about ovarian cancer, and it really hits home this time for the school and the team.

Head coach Ed Gosek lost his wife, Mary, to ovarian cancer this summer. The game will honor his late wife.

Mary was beloved on campus where she worked for 34 years, and in the Oswego community, she was also among those honored this summer in Minoa at the painting of a teal stripe on Main Street ahead of the Teal Ribbon Run to raise awareness of ovarian cancer-- a cause Mary took head on, including advocating in Washington and Albany.

The game will start with Mary's Minute-- their version of a moment of silence. 

“So instead of a moment of silence, from the start of the game to the 19-minute mark, the first minute, asking people to stand and cheer as mary would, and be hard on the officials, she was an avid hockey fan,” Ed said.

There will be a teal-gate party before the game in the food court at the Marano Campus Center ice rink.  

The puck drops at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Everybody who goes to the game will get a teal t-shirt.

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