Knights feeling pretty in pink

RYAN PYETTE, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:35 AM ET

The London Knights already have their lucky green third jerseys. But how often can one team go to the same hue in big games?

Daniel Erlich wouldn't be opposed to adding a fourth. He's thinking pink.

The Knights will wear one-time pink sweaters tonight against the Erie Otters at the John Labatt Centre. The colour symbolizes breast cancer awareness and the jerseys will immediately go for auction at www.londonknights.com after the game until March 8.

"If we win in it, we might have to bring it back," Erlich said. "I'm looking forward to it. If we can find some pink sticks, let's use them. Pink tape. Pink everything."

The Knights are encouraging fans to wear the colour to the game. The club wants to create a House of Pink.

"In the playoffs, everyone is wearing their green and it'd be great if everyone wore pink at this one," Erlich said.

Proceeds from the auction will be distributed to two organizations: A Rose in My Book, which supports the London Regional Cancer Program and Champions for Grace, the Massel-Cruickshank fund which provides short-term financial assistance for men and women battling breast cancer.

It's part of a support system against the dreaded disease.

On the ice, the Knights have improved their defensive support and allowed just two goals in their last two games.

There isn't any room for cherry-pickers.

"You have to be aware defensively," Erlich said. "That's how you win games. You have to take care of your end first."

RYAN.PYETTE@SUNMEDIA.CA


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