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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The local hockey team's Friday and Saturday night games celebrating a company that just laid off hundreds of workers will continue as scheduled.

Vice President of Operations Mike Faulk with Young Arena said the Waterloo Black Hawks will continue with John Deere Weekend games and promotions as scheduled Friday and Saturday nights in Waterloo.

The John Deere Weekend kicks off Friday night, just hours after officials at Deere and Company announced 565 employees at their Waterloo locations will be laid off indefinitely in February and March.

Faulk said the team wasn't involved with any discussion of layoffs, and the team preferred to "stay out of the conversation."

The Black Hawks will wear special John Deere hockey jerseys both nights, and the jerseys will then be auctioned off after Saturday night's game.

They play Chicago Friday and Des Moines Saturday night. The puck drops at 7 p.m. both nights.

The Black Hawks are currently 10-20 on the season, and last in the USHL league.

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