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'Strachan's Strays,' Bears team up to help pit bulls

Updated: Thursday, March 20 2014, 01:05 AM CDT

Posted by: Jason Bristol

ELIZABETHTOWN -- Helping stray dogs is a never-ending mission for Hershey Bears defenseman Tyson Strachan.

Strachan, along with his girlfriend Kate Ankoviak, and several Hershey Bears players were in Elizabethtown on Tuesday, taping short promotional videos urging local hockey fans to adopt dogs from Pitties.Love.Peace, a shelter located within the walls of Playful Pups Retreat.

Of particular interest to Strachan and Ankoviak? Two playful pit bulls named Butler and Critter; each has been at the shelter for more than a year and half and need quality homes.

"I think, a lot of times, for whatever reason, there's certain dogs that somehow get overlooked in the system and they end up being here (for a long time)," said Strachan.

Strachan and Ankoviak formed their own organization called Strachan's Strays, which raises both awareness and money for the no-kill shelter.

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The videos will feature the dogs with some of Strachan's teammates, like David Leggio, Michael Latta, Nate Schmidt and Steve Oleksy, and should appear soon on the scoreboard during upcoming Bears games at GIANT Center.

Once the spots air, Ankoviak is hoping the dogs will finally find homes.

"They're so sweet and they've been here forever, so we want to highlight them and obviously get them homes," added Ankoviak.

'Strachan's Strays,' Bears team up to help pit bulls

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Thursday's Games

Detroit 111, New York 105

Houston 111, Phoenix 105

L.A. Lakers 99, New Orleans 96

Toronto 110, Portland 103

Friday's Games

L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m.

Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Boston at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Memphis at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Denver, 9 p.m.

Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m.

San Antonio at Dallas, 9:30 p.m.


Thursday's Games

Boston 3, Buffalo 2, SO

Toronto 3, New Jersey 2, SO

Columbus 2, Vancouver 1, SO

N.Y. Rangers 4, Minnesota 2

Washington 3, N.Y. Islanders 2

Edmonton 7, Ottawa 2

Florida 6, Detroit 3

San Jose 3, St. Louis 1

Philadelphia 6, Nashville 3

Dallas 4, Colorado 3, OT

Chicago 5, Arizona 4, OT

Anaheim 4, Los Angeles 2

Friday's Games

Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Carolina at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Columbus at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Arizona at Anaheim, 10 p.m.


? Vanderbilt 77 ( 8) Texas A&M 60

?(16) Oregon 76 Colorado 56

Friday's Games

No games scheduled


?( 2) South Carolina 78 (18) Kentucky 68

?( 3) Notre Dame 82 NC State 46

?( 7) Ohio St. 87 Wisconsin 61

?(11) Mississippi St. 71 LSU 52

?(22) Florida 83 (12) Texas A&M 81

?(13) Louisville 78 North Carolina 60

?(16) Miami 67 Boston College 62

? Georgia 65 (21) Missouri 50

?(23) Tennessee 75 Arkansas 57

Friday's Games

No. 5 Maryland vs. No. 17 Michigan State, 7 p.m.

No. 8 Arizona State vs. No. 14 UCLA, 8 p.m.

No. 9 Oregon State at No. 24 Washington, 9 p.m.

No. 15 Stanford at California, 10 p.m.

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