The April 27th game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning will hold more significance than just the final time the Blackhawks have to deal with facing the defending Stanley Cup Champions for the 2021 regular season.
The team announced on Thursday afternoon that the April 27th game will also celebrate Pride Night.
We're celebrating Pride Night, in partnership with @BMOHarrisBank, on Tuesday, April 27!
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) April 22, 2021
From the press release:
Pride Night brings the entire Blackhawks community together to stand against hate and for inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals in society and in the sport of hockey…In addition to overall Pride Night support on Blackhawks digital channels, the national anthem rendition for April 27 will feature Pride Night partners and beneficiaries including the Center on Halsted, the Chicago Gay Hockey Association, You Can Play and members of BMO Pride.
As part of the Pride Night celebration, Blackhawks players will wear exclusive Pride-themed jerseys and use Pride Tape on their sticks during warmups, which will be auctioned-off to benefit local organizations that provide resources to the LGBTQ+ community or increase diversity in hockey including the Center on Halsted and the Chicago Gay Hockey Association (CGHA). You can find the info on the auction items at Blackhawks.com/PrideJersey (link will be active closer to the game day).