As a legacy of the 2020 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series, the National Hockey League , Colorado Avalanche, USA Hockey and Athletica Sport Systems will unveil an innovation in sled hockey: a first-ever, on-ice player bench designed by Athletica to accommodate sled players of all levels.
The Legacy Project will leave behind this prototype along with a donation of new sleds and sticks to bolster local programming and welcome newcomers to the sport.
The general public is invited to Sertich Ice Center in Colorado Springs (1705 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909) on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6:15 p.m. MT for the unveil and demonstration.
Avalanche alumni and community ambassador John-Michael Liles, mascot Bernie, the Ram Trucks Avs Ice Patrol, broadcaster Marc Moser and members of Colorado Sled Hockey, Warrior Avalanche and Colorado Springs Tigers Hockey will be in attendance.
The Avalanche will play the Los Angeles Kings outdoors at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. MT. The outdoor game will mark the second time the NHL has brought the Stadium Series to a U.S. service academy and is the second such game to be played in the state of Colorado after the Avs hosted the Detroit Red Wings in February 2016 at Coors Field.