The Spokane Chiefs will use Pride Tape on their sticks during warm-ups of their game versus the Tri-City Americans on Saturday, February 17 in support of the NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone™ campaign.
“For me personally, with my family background, having two moms, it kind of meant a lot to me and it meant a lot to my moms as well,” said Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan. “The situation I’m in, I feel like I can really make an impact if I keep doing what I’m doing and getting the voice out there.”
This will mark the second season the Chiefs have skated warm-ups for a game using the rainbow-colored tape. Last season, on January 10, 2017 versus Kelowna, Anderson-Dolan planned to use the tape on his own. Teammates noticed in the dressing room and asked if they could join in.
“(Last year) I think (Jaret) started taping it right before the game,” added linemate Kailer Yamamoto. “Everyone saw it and after that everyone wanted to do it… We’re family in that locker room.”
About Hockey Is For Everyone™
Hockey Is For Everyone™, from the NHL, “uses the game of hockey – and the League’s global influence – to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities.” The program focuses on creating a “safe, positive and inclusive environment for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.”
For more information, visit the Hockey Is For Everyone™ website.
(Special thank you to Lindsay Joy at KHQ/SWX for the abbreviated video feature, which will air in full on the next episode of Chiefs Insider presented by Northern Quest Resort & Casino on SWX on Wednesday, March 7 at 10 p.m.)
Saturday night will be Coca-Cola Buck Night at Spokane Arena, with hot dogs and Coca-Cola products available for just $1 all night long! Saturday’s game will be televised LIVE on SWX Right Now, available in Spokane on Comcast channel 112 or over-the-air channel 6.2. Additionally, fans can stick around after the conclusion of the game for another Itron postgame autograph session!