This weekend's Big Red women's hockey games will promote mental health awareness and LGBT inclusion

January 31, 2014

Cornell women's ice hockey fans are encouraged to wear purple to Friday night's game against Yale to raise mental health awareness, and bright colors to Saturday afternoon's game against Brown to support LGBT inclusiveness. The Big Red, 14-3-4 overall, are returning to Lynah after winning just one of their last four games.

Cornell's women face off against Yale at 7pm tonight at Lynah Rink. 14850 file photo.Cornell's women face off against Yale at 7pm tonight at Lynah Rink. 14850 file photo.The women last won two weeks ago, blanking Dartmouth 3-0 at home on January 17th, before falling to Harvard 3-1 the next day. They posted a 1-1 tie at St. Lawrence and fell to Clarkson by a 3-1 score on last week's North Country road trip.

Yale's Bulldogs and Brown's Bears come to Lynah fresh from a home-and-home weekend series in which the teams tied in New Haven and Yale beat Brown 3-1 the next day in Providence. 

Big Red sophomore defenseman Morgan Richardson. 14850 file photo.Big Red sophomore defenseman Morgan Richardson. 14850 file photo.For Friday's game, in conjunction with the Do It For Daron organization, fans are encouraged to wear purple in memory of Daron Richardson, a youth hockey player who took her own life at the age of 14. Her older sister, Morgan, is a sophomore on Cornell's team and previously played on Canada's Under-18 team. Their father, Luke, is the head coach of the AHL Binghamton Senators.

The B-Sens are hosting their own Do It For Daron event on Monday, a broomball game at Phelps Park in Binghamton from 4:30-6:30pm. Fans are asked to bring appropriate footwear and their own brooms, and refreshments will be available for sale to raise funds for the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier.

At Saturday afternoon's game at Lynah, co-promoted with Cornell Athlete Ally and the You Can Play Project, fans are asked to wear bright colors to support LGBT inclusion.

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