USA Hockey Magazine

January 2013

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 23 of 47

lisko tin Fe y Jus B ing ais -R air l H ea rd O I ge Georos parr 22 ys gh Gu s ou N H L T g e Pa r r o n G e o r i k e B r ow e M A n d e a B at t l s Wag e ���Stac h e of th n the rough and tumble world of the National Hockey League, George Parros and Mike Brown have no problem sticking up for a fellow teammate on the ice. However, for the month of November these two American tough guys stuck up for a new teammate by joining forces with Movember, a global initiative that raises awareness and funds for men���s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Parros and Brown decided to go nose to nose in hockey���s first facial hair face off in what became known as the ���The Greatest Mo Battle of Them All.��� For the month of November, the pair joined more than 1.1 million men by growing out their mustaches to raise money to battle a disease that will affect one in six men in their lifetimes. ���It���s always awesome to help out where you can,��� said Parros, who spent most of his career with the Anaheim Ducks before signing a two-year deal with the Florida Panthers in the offseason. ���It���s a great and worthy cause that is something that doesn���t get all of the attention that other charities might. The pink ribbon is everywhere for breast cancer, and we can���t ignore the fact that men have their own cancer problems and issues. The mustache is kind of our ribbon.��� The former Ducks teammates had to get creative to raise awareness for their fundraising campaigns primarily because of the NHL lockout, which banned players and teams from interacting with each other. Thus the birth of ���The Greatest Mo Battle of Them All.��� ���We figured it would be fun and different and something to gain a little interest during the downtime here,��� Parros said. ���Brownie and I have been teammates, so we know each other really well. He���s obviously good competition mustache wise and a good guy as well. It couldn���t of worked out better.���

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of USA Hockey Magazine - January 2013