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Things Getting a Little Hairy for the Gee-Gees

Wednesday November 25, 2009

At some point in their life just about every guy has experimented with growing a moustache. Some love it while others can’t wait to shave them off. For several members of the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees men’s hockey team they’re temporarily keeping the look even if they don’t like what they see in the mirror.


The furry look on their upper lips is in honour of “Movember’ which is held every year during November in support of prostate cancer treatment. ‘Movember’ is a month-long initiative, where participants are encouraged to grow and groom a moustache to raise awareness and funds.


Sean Smyth (Clarence Creek, Ontario) was the first Gee-Gees player to skip shaving his upper lip in aid of prostate cancer.


“I read about the Movember movement and thought what a great cause so I decided to let my moustache grow,” Smyth said. “Then some of the guys on the team noticed I was letting it grow then told them why and they decided to participate.”


Gee-Gees team captain Matthieu Methot (Ottawa, Ontario) joined the cause followed by another half dozen players.


uOttawa head coach, Dave Leger who sports a goatee twelve months a year loves what his players are trying to accomplish with ‘Movember’.


“I’m pretty impressed that the guys would take something like this on, I think it’s great,” Leger admitted.


The Gee-Gees are hoping to raise $500 by the end of the month. So far it’s been friends and family members that have contributed to the cause.


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