The Ducks will host 32 local schools as part of the S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Shootout presented by Chick-fil-A this Saturday, May 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at Honda Center.
The S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Shootout is the culminating event of the S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey program, a free, in-school, physical fitness curriculum that currently reaches over 17,000 students in Orange and Riverside counties. The program emphasizes sportsmanship and teamwork, while teaching students the fundamentals of street hockey.
The tournament will feature coed teams comprised of fourth-grade students that will play in a round robin format, with 16 teams advancing to a championship bracket starting at 11:45am. Schools will compete against one another for a chance to hoist the most revered trophy in street hockey, the S.C.O.R.E. Cup. After the trophy is awarded, the Cup will be engraved with the name of each player and coach from the winning team. Like the Stanley Cup, every player will also have a chance to spend a day with the S.C.O.R.E. Cup over their summer break. The summer of celebration will end with the winning team being honored on-ice during a pre-game ceremony at a Ducks home game next season. Beechwood School (Fullerton) defeated St. Junipero Serra Catholic (Rancho Santa Margarita) in the championship game last year to claim their school's first championship.
Ducks fans, friends, and families of the participants are encouraged to come out to Honda Center on May 4 to take part in the tournament festivities. Food trucks, hockey activities, Esports, a silent auction with autographed Ducks items, and appearances by Wild Wing and other special Ducks guests will provide fans with plenty to do and see in between 72 games. Chick-fil-A will also be on hand with their inflatable cow as well as their mascot and will be providing lunches to all participants and volunteers.
The award-winning Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program is the primary beneficiary of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. It was developed in 2005 with the goal of promoting and cultivating healthy living and academic excellence to all students in Southern California. For more information on the Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program and the S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Shootout, please visit www.ducksscore.com.