It was a New York night that 13-year-old Max Bergen will remember for a long time.
The Bay Shore teen, who recently overcame brain cancer, dropped the ceremonial first puck for the Rangers before Monday’s home game against the Ottawa Senators.
Not only did Max– a passionate Rangers fan– drop the puck in front of nearly 18,000 people, he also got to meet his favorite players.
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That game was the Ranger’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night, which is a league-wide initiative to raise awareness for cancer research.
“During Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month (November), every National Hockey League team joins the hockey family’s fight against cancer by hosting their very own Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night – a night when players, fans, team personnel and partners come together to raise money and awareness for hockey’s most important fight,” reads a statement from NHL.com.
Max, who plays hockey, was diagnosed with brain cancer over a year ago, and has undergone months of chemotherapy.
After the dropping of the puck, the big-time Rangers fan rang the ceremonial bell to signify his cancer treatment has ended.
The Rangers went on to win the game 4-2.