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VernHills Capitals goalie Peter Wisnieff Cary has his head shaved by former teammate Trevor Graham Chicago during Sunday's St. Baldrick's

Vernon Hills Capitals goalie, Peter Wisnieff, of Cary has his head shaved by former teammate, Trevor Graham, of Chicago during Sunday's St. Baldrick's fund-raising event after the game against the Calumet Wolverines. The Capitals raised over $4000 this year for the childhood cancer charity. | Brian O'Mahoney~for Sun-Times Media

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Updated: March 28, 2013 6:37AM

Their record-setting start to the NHL season as the Chicago Blackhawks on the cutting edge of hockey.

But at the local level, the Vernon Hills-based Capitals team was on a different kind of cutting edge last weekend when it held its BaldGames fund-raiser at its home rink.

BaldGames was created to broaden, enhance and better support all of the sports-related St. Baldrick’s head-shaving and non-head-shaving events that take place throughout the year. BaldGames allows sports enthusiasts the opportunity to turn their passion into action while supporting the Foundation’s mission to conquer childhood cancers.

Three members of the Capitals team, defenseman Mike Bolt; goalie Pete Wisnieff; and director of game operations Phil Gutierrez had their heads shaved at the conclusion of the game.

They collected pledges from people and then shaved their heads in solidarity with children fighting cancer.

All told, more than $4,000 was raised for the charity.

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