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Hockey Week Across America Starts Sunday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Hockey Week Across America begins Sunday (Feb. 16) and runs through Feb. 23. This year’s week-long celebration includes a special theme for each day, including the fan-favorite Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day on Feb. 21, to highlight and salute all areas of the sport.

On Feb. 22, as part of Try Hockey for Free Day presented by SportsEngine, USA Hockey will stage its second national Try Hockey for Free Day of the season, providing kids who have never had a chance to try the sport to do so without cost. Families can find a location hosting a Try Hockey for Free event near them by visiting TryHockeyForFree.com.

Started in 2008 by USA Hockey, Hockey Week Across America is an effort to celebrate the game and those involved at all levels, while introducing the sport to new audiences.

NBC Sports kicks off Hockey Week Across America on Sunday (Feb. 16) with its Hockey Day in America coverage that includes nine-plus hours of hockey coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network.


Hockey Week Across America Daily Themes:

Sun., Feb. 16 – Hockey Day in America on NBC Sports, #HDIA

Mon., Feb. 17 – Salute to Players, #SaluteToPlayers

Tues., Feb. 18 – Salute to Coaches, #SaluteToCoaches

Wed., Feb. 19 – Salute to Officials, #SaluteToOfficials

Thur., Feb. 20 – Salute to Local Rinks, #SaluteToLocalRinks

Fri., Feb. 21 – Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day, #HockeyJerseyDay

Sat., Feb. 22 – Try Hockey for Free Day presented by SportsEngine, #TryHockey

Sun., Feb. 23 – Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes Day, #HockeyHeroes


Throughout the week, USA Hockey will collaborate with American-based NHL clubs to host “Meet the NHL Officials” program. A total of 40 young officials will attend 20 NHL games and have the opportunity.

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Rumbear's avatar

Might be a good time to bring hockey back to Detroit, eh Stevie?


Heeellloo YzerMan?!! 


Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, waiting for YzerMan Plan...... on 02/13/20 at 11:04 PM ET

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