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Mark Your Calendars for February 20th, 2021

By Staff Reports, 02/04/21, 6:15AM EST


JBT Game Date is Set

Welcome to the 2021 JBT Game and the Not So Mini One-on One Shootout Competition.  Cancer hasn't taken the year off and neither will we!

This JBT Game & Fundraising event will be held in conjunction with the New England Wolves Game on Saturday February 20th at 5:45 PM on the ice of Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia, NH, as the EHL New England Wolves take on their southern rival, the NH Avalanche.

The NH Chapter of the Cure Starts Now, and the Wolves are proud to announce this years roster of shooters:

Neil Ravin- Director of PR & Social Media for the EHL

John McKenzie- Fan Favorite, Local Coach & Father to Many

Brit Hart- Game Day Reporter for the EHL

Chris Dey- (With Mystery Shooter)

The 2021 (Pandemic Version) of the JBT Game will look different than previous years in order to provide a safe environment.  At the game attendance is not encourage (other than players parents), keeping in accordance with NH state guidelines, so a FREE  live feed of the game will be broadcast on YouTube  ( DPPG | JBT Charity Game: New England Wolves vs. New Hampshire Avalanche - YouTube ) for JBT supporters, local residents, fans, and donators can watch from the comfort of their home.   Mask wearing is mandatory.  The amount of shooters, and duration of the shootout is limited as well.  Their will be no congregating in the lobby or at the venue sweatshirt sales, so people are encouraged to go online and donate and/or purchase T Shirts, and Sweatshirts online ( Home | The Cure Starts Now ).

"The Wolves organization would like to personally thank Jesse and the Thompson Family for allowing us to hold this event again.  2020 & 2021 have been devastating to charitable organizations who receive donations through events and campaigns." commented GM Andrew Trimble.  "Yet Cancer is still affecting families, lives and communities, and research needs funding."

The JBT Game was started in the 2015-16 season, as the Wolves defeated the Vermont Lumberjacks in a memorable 7-5 event.  Since that time the game has raised over $100,000.00 for the Cure Starts Now foundation, and the local chapter has raised over 1 million.  DIPG, the cancer that affected John Bradley Thompson is an inoperable form of Brain Cancer, that leaves families with little to no hope.  

The Cure Starts Now focuses on the Homerun Cure to all cancers by concentrating the research funding efforts on this deadly form of cancer. With over $16.4 million in pediatric brain cancer research funding to date, you can rest assured that 100% of your donation, after credit card processing, will go directly to innovative research. Please join us in funding crucial research to save our youngest of warriors.

Check out the event page here and consider donating to one of our shooters!! - JBT Shootout | The Cure Starts Now