Oct. 30, 2013
MADISON, Wis. – The hockey world is no stranger to facial hair. Since the early 1980s and the New York Islanders’ four-consecutive Stanley Cup championships, playoff beards have been part of the essence of hockey.
In recent years, Movember has become a more philanthropic reason for hockey players to grow facial hair. This year, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team is taking part in the tradition by growing moustaches.
We’ve seen them during recent postseason runs for the Badgers, but now it’s for a cause. Team captain Frankie Simonelli has set up a web site to help raise money through the global charity “Movember.”
From the web site: the charity encourages men to join the movement by growing a moustache for the 30 days of November. These generous Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches, these Mo Bros bring much needed awareness to men’s health issues by prompting conversations wherever they go.
Click here to donate.