Members of the Summerland Novice 1 Jets wrapped their hockey sticks in pink tape during a weekend tournament to show support to the mother of one of their teammates. In the back row from left are Ky Martens

Members of the Summerland Novice 1 Jets wrapped their hockey sticks in pink tape during a weekend tournament to show support to the mother of one of their teammates. In the back row from left are Ky Martens

Hockey players add pink to sticks

The Summerland Novice 1 Jets wrapped their sticks in pink this weekend in support of one of their teammates.

The Summerland Novice 1 Jets wrapped their sticks in pink this weekend in support of one of their teammates.

Lauren Rogall’s mother Vicki Rogall has been scheduled to undergo breast cancer surgery in early March.

The pink was a show of support, along with the salutes at the end of each weekend game during a tournament in Penticton.

“It made me feel so special and so loved and I don’t know how to thank you,” Vicki Rogall said in an email to the team after the game had started.

The Jets won three out of four games at the tournament.

Goal scorers included Simon Cecconi, Tegan Schuhmacher, Russell Weatherhead, Tyson Lemke, Charlie O’Brien, Ky Martens and Michael Strangman while goalies Denton Manders and Austin Mayer-Gillis held a firm line at the net.