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Kids Showed Off Moves at Charity Brunch Fashion Show

The runway portion is a highlight of the Avalanche's annual event

by Dan Vatch / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche players got dressed and headed down the hallway to be greeted by hundreds of fans. The music was at full blast as they got ready to step into the bright lights once again, but this time they weren't taking the ice at Pepsi Center.

Instead, they were being introduced to the crowd as guest servers, complete with Avalanche-branded aprons, at the 2019 Charity Brunch, hosted by the Avs Better Halves.

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All Smiles at Avalanche Charity Brunch

It was another successful event with plenty of heartwarming moments

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center was a flurry of sparkles and smiles on Sunday as the Colorado Avalanche and the Avs Better Halves hosted the 22nd annual Charity Brunch.

The event was an opportunity for children that struggle with or have overcome significant medical challenges to meet the Avs, their wives and girlfriends and have a day filled with fun and games. Members of the community were able to purchase tickets for the player-served brunch and get prime viewing of a very special fashion show.

All proceeds from the Brunch benefitted the community programs of Kroenke Sports Charities.

The morning kicked off with the children being introduced to their Avalanche buddies for the day. The room was filled with chatter and laughter as members of the Avs engaged with the kids over board games, cards, a life-size game of Operation, jumbo Jenga, puzzles and much more. Autographs were also exchanged as the players introduced their new friends to their teammates and mascot Bernie, a favorite among the youngsters.

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2019 Hockey Week Across America

Try Hockey For Free at 10 Colorado rinks on Feb. 23

by ColoradoAvalanche.com @Avalanche / Official website of the Avs

The USA Hockey's 12th annual Hockey Week Across America begins Sunday with events taking place across Colorado and the United States.

The national event is a week-long celebration of the sport of hockey at every level. Each day through Sunday, Feb. 24, will feature a special theme celebrating aspects of the hockey community.

Saturday, Feb. 23, is reserved as "Try Hockey Day" with 10 rinks in Colorado holding free on-ice sessions for kids ages 4-9; in Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Grand Junction, Greeley, Littleton, Monument, Pueblo, Superior and Westminster. More info below.

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Do All You Can Food Drive Wednesday Night

Bring non-perishable foods and cash donations to Pepsi Center

by ColoradoAvalanche.com / Official website of the Avs

The Colorado Avalanche will host its annual Do All You Can Food Drive at Pepsi Center prior to tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Both canned food and monetary donations will be collected at the entrances of the arena prior to the contest. All donations will go to the Denver Rescue Mission, which provides 650,000 meals to those in need each year.

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Avalanche Honors Humboldt Broncos

Ryan Straschnitzki and Jacob Wassermann dropped pucks in a ceremonial faceof

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche honored two survivors of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy prior to Saturday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Defenseman Ryan Straschnitzki and goaltender Jacob Wassermann were recognized in front of the capacity crowd at Pepsi Center, and each dropped a puck in a ceremonial faceoff with captains Gabriel Landeskog of the Avalanche and Jamie Benn of the Stars.

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Helping Humboldt

The Avalanche, NHL and hockey community came together to help the Humboldt Broncos following April's tragedy

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

A version of the following story appeared in the 2018-19 first edition of AVALANCHE, the official game magazine of the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club. For more feature stories, purchase a copy of the magazine during Avs home games at Pepsi Center. All proceeds from game-magazine sales support youth hockey associations in Colorado.

The Avalanche honored members of the Humboldt Broncos prior to the Nov. 24 game at Pepsi Center against the Dallas Stars.


Ice hockey is played on six of the seven continents on the planet, but the sport isn't as big as it sometimes seems.

That much was evident this past spring when the hockey community rallied around a small rural city in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Humboldt has nearly 6,000 residents, and they love their Humboldt Broncos. Playing at the Junior A level in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, the Broncos have won 10 league titles and have been crowned Canadian Jr. A champions twice since their inception in 1970.

"It's a community-owned team. It's a team that the community backs, they rally behind, they get excited about. It brings families together, it brings friends together," says Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar, who grew up in Humboldt.

On April 6, the Broncos were traveling for a road playoff game and were looking to keep their championship hopes alive trailing 3-1 in their semifinal series against the Nipawin Hawks. The team never got the chance to mount a comeback in the best-of-seven series.

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Try Hockey For Free This Saturday

There will be 12 rinks throughout Colorado that will be participating

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche will help support area rinks for "Try Hockey For Free Day" on Saturday, Nov. 10, by giving children between the ages of 4-9 a completely free experience to try youth hockey as part of USA Hockey's Come Play Hockey month.

There will be 12 locations in the state of Colorado that will hold free clinics, located in Arvada, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Greeley, Littleton, Monument, Pueblo, Superior and Westminster (more info below). Nationwide, nearly 450 rinks will participate in Try Hockey For Free Day.

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Successful First Avalanche Fan Fest

Fans flocked to Pepsi Center to get ready for the new season

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Following the Colorado Avalanche's overtime win against Minnesota Wild in the preseason on Friday, Pepsi Center was in a flurry of burgundy and blue on Saturday morning as jersey-clad fans of all ages flocked to the arena for the team's inaugural Fan Fest.

The event was free and included on-ice instruction for youth hockey players, various interactive activities, giveaways and culminated in an open practice with the NHL squad.

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Mile High Mites for the 2018-19 Season

"Learn to Play" with the Colorado Avalanche

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / Official website of the Avs

Spots are still available for the Colorado Avalanche's Mile High Mites Learn to Play program for the 2018-19 season.

The Avalanche, in conjunction with the NHL, NHL Players' Association and USA Hockey, works with 22 youth associations to host 23 different sessions throughout Colorado. Each location hosts their own six-week program.

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Successful Golf Tournament For Humboldt

Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar helped raise money for the Humboldt Broncos

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Nearly $100,000 was raised at the Humboldt Broncos Memorial Golf Tournament on Aug. 18, and all the proceeds will go to the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Club.

The inaugural event in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, was put on by Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar, Winnipeg Jets broadcaster Brian Munz and Laurie Warford to raise funds and remember the lives that were lost in the tragic accident on April 6.

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