At the Alfond earlier today, the Maine Women’s hockey team participating in the annual Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer Game. The Black Bears wearing special pink jerseys for todays game.Assistant director of the Patrick Dempsey Cancer Center, Mary Dempsey was there to meet the team as well as take part in a ceremonial faceoff. The PDCC provides support services to the individuals and familes touched by cancer free of charge. All the money raised from today’s game went straight to support breast cancer research and awareness.Mary Dempsey – Assistant Director – Patrick Dempsey Cancer Center”I was very, very touched by the fact that the hockey team and the University of Maine would want to be a part of the Dempsey Center. Patrick sends his best, he says thank you as well as the Dempsey Center staff and volunteers.”Kristen Short – Norway”It’s just phenomenal, the social, emotional, and informational support that they offer to the community and I’ve been in touch with that first hand in July of last year when I was diagnosed and the overwhelming community support having this type of center in our locale in Maine has been a Godsend and I’m very blessed that they’re here.”In the game between Maine and UConn, the Black bears striking first. Jennie Gallo flips it over to Brittany Dougherty in the slot. She puts it home. 1-0 Maine.After that though, UConn put the pressure on goalie Brittany Ott and never slowed down. The Huskies score three straight goals and win 3-1 over Maine. The Black Bears fall to 9-13-4.To get involved with the Patrick Dempsey Cancer Center, you can go to their website www.dempseycenter.org or you can give them a call at 795-8250 or toll-free at 1-877-336-7287.