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Grand Forks KnightRiders' Stick it to Cancer event raised more than $21,000

The event has been held each year since 2018, when it was started to honor Janelle Mulroy, a former KnightRider parent who died of cancer in 2017.

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Greater Grand Forks high school hockey players pose with a check for the funds raised for the Stick it to Cancer event on Dec. 16.
Photo by Russ Hons.
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GRAND FORKS — The fifth-annual Stick it to Cancer hockey event in Grand Forks raised more than $21,000 this year, according to Grand Forks KnightRiders girls hockey coach Alex Hedlund.

The event raises money for cancer patients and their families at Altru via the Altru Health Foundation-Filling the Gap program.

The event has been held each season since 2018, when it was started to honor the late Janelle Mulroy, mother of former KnightRiders Allison and Alyssa Mulroy. Janelle died of cancer in 2017.

In this year's girls event, Grand Forks KnightRider Averi Greenwood, whose younger sister died of cancer, scored two goals to top East Grand Forks.

On the boys side, Grand Forks Central and Grand Forks Red River tied 4-4 before the Knights won in a shootout thanks to a clinching shootout goal by defender Kyle Fulton.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, tmiller@gfherald.com or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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