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Try Hockey For Free Saturday At Local Rinks

Hockey Week Across America continues through the state of Colorado

by Staff / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Hockey Week Across Amercia, presented by CCM, continues this weekend with events throughout Colorado and the United States.

Friday marks "Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day" while Saturday is "Try Hockey Day." The week-long celebration of the game in the U.S. concludes with "Celebrating Local Hockey Heros" on Sunday.

The Colorado Avalanche will help support area rinks on "Try Hockey Day," by giving children between the ages of 4 and 9 the chance to try youth hockey free of charge. There will be 10 locations in the state of Colorado that will hold free clincs, located in Breckenridge, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Grand Junction, Monument, Pueblo, Superior and Westminster (more info below).

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Postcards From Quebec - Feb. 11

The boys spent some quality time with their families

by Rui Encarnacao / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The players spent Saturday morning bonding with their billet families before heading to Villages Vacances Valcartier for an afternoon full of fun in the snow.

While most of the Jr. Avs were still sleeping, defenseman Ty Twinam and his billet family had an early morning with even more hockey.

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Postcards From Quebec - Feb. 10

The boys got some time in with the dogs

by Nicole Kramer / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Jr. Avalanche practiced early this morning after a late loss last night.

With the next few days free of games, Coach Klee took advantage of an opportunity to hit the ice. Traveling to a local town outside of Quebec City for practice, the boys skated for an hour and a half before Klee added an extra incentive to the routine end-of-practice shootout competition; the winner would receive a Matt Duchene autographed hockey puck.

The shootout lasted a few rounds before Evan Criswell came out on top with the final goal. According to forward Boston Crone, "the shootout was fun and made the boys work more for it since the prize was a signed Matt Duchene puck".

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Postcards From Quebec - Feb. 9

The Jr. Avalanche begins the tournament against the Mooseheads

by Staff / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Similar to a typical NHL schedule, the Jr. Colorado Avalanche hit the ice early for a morning skate before its first tournament game later that night.

Right wing Mason Ripley described the practice as, "a chance to get our legs under us before the game tonight. It was important to get ready for the game, especially after our long journey to Quebec. After lunch, we went back to the hotel to rest. I took a pre-game nap, just like a professional NHL player would do."

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Postcards From Quebec - Feb. 8

The Jr. Avs meet their billet families

by Staff / ColoradoAvalanche.com

One of the distinct qualities of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament is the opportunity to meet players from all over the world, and the Colorado Avalanche organization designed unique pins for the pee-wee players to trade with other teams.

"Trading pins is really cool because it gives us the opportunity to meet and talk to players from other teams," said defenseman Dominick Pharris. "Today I traded pins with a Detroit team and one from Italy."

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Postcards From Quebec - Feb. 7

The Avalanche Pee-Wee Team travels to Quebec

by Staff / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Pee-Wee Team began its long journey Tuesday to Quebec City, Canada, where it will take part in a two-week competition at the most prestigious youth hockey tournament in the world, the Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament.

The journey really began three days earlier when the club held its last practice before the trip. Unknown to the kids beforehand, they were joined on the ice by Avalanche forward Mikhail Grigorenko, defenseman Nikita Zadorov and goaltender Calvin Pickard.

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Avalanche Hosting You Can Play Night

by ColoradoAvalanche.com @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche is hosting You Can Play Night on Sunday, Feb. 19, as the Avs take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 6 p.m. at Pepsi Center.

The event is one of many included in the NHL's Hockey Is For Everyone initiative, which runs the entire month of February, and is focused on celebrating members of the local LGBTQ community.

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Ice Girls Support Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

Join The Ram Trucks Avalanche Ice Girls at King Soopers

by Staff @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The holiday season is here, which means it is time for you and the Ram Trucks Avalanche Ice Girls to help spread some cheer.

Join the Ice Girls in ringing the famous Salvation Army Red Kettle Bells on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 4-5 p.m. at the King Soopers on 1950 Chestnut Place in Denver.

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Avs Better Halves Holiday Tree Sale On Friday

Place a bid in person, online or on a mobile device

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The annual Avs Better Halves Holiday Tree Sale will be held this Friday, Dec. 16, during the Colorado Avalanche's game against the Florida Panthers.

Fans will be able to bid on one-of-a-kind trees designed by the Avs Better Halves for each player. Each individually decorated tree has a different theme to it, from Star Wars to favorite holiday candies, and many include autographed items and game-used equipment.

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Avalanche Makes Annual Holiday Hospital Visit

The team helped brighten the day of some young patients and their families

by Heather Ward / ColoradoAvalanche.com

AURORA, Colo.--The Colorado Avalanche made its annual holiday visit to Children's Hospital Colorado on Tuesday, as players, coaches, mascot Bernie and the Ram Trucks Avalanche Ice Girls helped spread holiday cheer and brighten the day of some very special children.

This marked the 19th year the Avs have visited patients and their families at the hospital to bring smiles during difficult times. It warmed the hearts of those in attendance to be a part of this uplifting experience during the holiday season.

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