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NBC Presents "Hockey Day in America" on Feb. 20

Monday, 06.07.2010 / 12:58 PM / News

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NBC Presents "Hockey Day in America" on Feb. 20
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The fourth annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by Reebok, will take place Feb. 18-20, 2011, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

Launched by USA Hockey in 2008, Hockey Weekend Across America is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the game and those involved at all levels and to expose hockey to new audiences.

"Hockey Weekend Across America is something that those involved in our sport look forward to each year," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "It's important that we take time to celebrate and we're especially pleased to have NBC fully engaged in the event this year."

As part of Hockey Weekend Across America in 2011, NBC and the National Hockey League will salute roots of the game, as well as its traditions and pageantry with Hockey Day in America on Sunday, Feb. 20. The day-long event will celebrate hockey with a slate of NHL games that are scheduled to include Philadelphia, New York Rangers, Washington, Buffalo, Detroit, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Boston.

Each of the three days of Hockey Weekend Across America is themed, including: Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey, sponsored by ShopUSAHockey.com, on Friday, Feb. 18; Bring a Friend to the Rink, sponsored by the NHL, on Saturday, Feb. 19; and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes, sponsored by Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports, on Sunday, Feb. 20.

More information will be available in the coming months at HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com.
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