The Wellington Dukes are in the playoffs and a battle in the first round, no matter who they play, however they will be supporting another battle come Friday night.
The team is welcoming back a former volunteer, one who is fighting a battle with cancer.
On January 20th, Allan Etmanski, a PECI grad, and former Dukes volunteer was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Etmanski tells Quinte News when you hear that word cancer, your whole life changes.
Etmanski is currently undergoing an aggressive chemotherapy regimen and has already had surgery.
The Wellington Dukes will be honouring Etmanski on Friday night during their game with Whitby. Proceeds from the game, including the silent auction, will go to support him in his battle.
Wellington Dukes General Manager Marty Abrams says there is a time and place to do the right thing and this is it.
Etmanski will be on hand for the game. He says he and his wife Samantha are very supportive of everything the Dukes, the OJHL and The County have done for him and his family.
The full interview between Allan and Tim Durkin is below
A link to the GoFund Me page set up for Allan is available by CLICKING HERE