Ducks, USA Hockey Host Successful California Hockey Day

Saturday, 11.07.2009 / 6:51 PM / News

The Ducks, in partnership with USA Hockey presented a very successful California Hockey Day on Saturday, Nov. 7 at THE RINKS - Anaheim ICE. Children ages four-to-nine had the opportunity to join Ducks personnel on the ice for a free lesson on the basics of hockey. In addition to the free lesson, each participating child received a variety of prizes, including two free tickets to an upcoming Anaheim Ducks game.

“We’re excited to be involved in this state-wide initiative giving kids the opportunity to try hockey for free,” said Anaheim ICE General Manager Art Trottier. “Our organization is focused on growing the sport in Southern California and making it more readily available to children is a key part of that.”

The Ducks organization joined 16 other rinks from around the state for the inaugural California Hockey Day. With additional assistance from the California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) and OneGoal, boys and girls could take part in a special session that consisted of an introduction to hockey equipment, a learn-to-skate teaching session and a short “game” for all participants.

Former Duck Jason Marshall, Ducks mascot Wild Wing and play-by-play television broadcaster John Ahlers were present to encourage the novice youngsters. Each child was given full hockey equipment to use for the session, including a helmet, shin guards, hockey pants, socks, elbow pads, shoulder pads, gloves and a jersey.

The Ducks will also celebrate Saturday’s California Hockey Day during pre-game festivities at the club’s contest Saturday evening vs. Phoenix at Honda Center (7:05 p.m.). Six youth skaters from the Jr. Ducks and Lady Ducks programs will stand by Anaheim’s starting line-up during the national anthem. In addition to a free lesson, each participating child at Anaheim ICE will receive two free terrace-level tickets to an upcoming Anaheim Ducks home game. Every child will also receive a commemorative hockey stick that will be presented at the conclusion of the two-hour session. Finally, each participant will be encouraged to return to the rink with a free pass for two future skating sessions at Anaheim ICE.

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 2 2 2 4 4
C. Perry 2 1 1 3 2
M. Beleskey 1 1 1 1 2
F. Beauchemin 2 0 2 0 2
A. Cogliano 2 1 0 0 1
M. Perreault 2 1 0 0 1
K. Palmieri 2 1 0 -1 1
T. Selanne 2 0 1 0 1
N. Bonino 2 0 1 0 1
P. Maroon 2 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 2 0 0 .930 2.50
 

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