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NHL Ambassador O'Ree Teams Up with Ducks S.C.O.R.E. at Local Schools

The hockey pioneer inspired students at Roch Courreges Elementary in Fountain Valley and Laguna Road Elementary in Fullerton

by Jenelyn Russo @JenelynRusso / Special to AnaheimDucks.com

Hockey legend Willie O'Ree made his way back to Orange County last week, as the NHL Diversity Ambassador for the Hockey is for Everyone initiative teamed up with the Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Program for the fourth time to visit local schools and share his inspiring story of overcoming adversity.

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Kariya and Selanne Reunite with Special Fan

by Anaheim Ducks / AnaheimDucks.com

In honor of Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 13, we asked fans weeks ago to send us their best memories involving both of them. One of the submissions we received came from a longtime fan named Josh Almieri, who shared a story of his sister Megan from 19 years ago. Megan was 12 years old and was diagnosed with cancer for a second time, and a meeting with Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne lifted her spirits and led her on the road to recovery.

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Bieksa, Holzer, Ducks Staff Take Part in Reading is the Goal Day

The celebration of reading took place at Centralia Elementary School in Anaheim

by Jenelyn Russo @JenelynRusso / Special to AnaheimDucks.com

Literacy and hockey were the focus earlier this week as the students and staff of Centralia Elementary School in Anaheim welcomed the Anaheim Ducks for the 11th annual Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Reading is the Goal Day.

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Ducks to Host Annual Center Ice Party Benefiting Orangewood Foundation

The Center Ice Party will Feature Ducks Players, Coaches & Management alongside Guests at the Huntington Bay Club

by Anaheim Ducks / AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks will host their annual Center Ice Party on Friday, November 17. Entitled "Go Orange for Orangewood," the evening will take place at the Huntington Bay Club with attendees donning their fun and creative orange outfits. The Ducks roster, coaches, management and broadcasters will join in the festivities, dressing to the theme and mingling with guests. Benefiting the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, 100% of the proceeds from the event will support Orangewood Foundation. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the VIP/Sponsor reception and general admission will commence at 7 p.m.

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Ducks to Celebrate 'Reading is the Goal' Day on Tuesday, November 14

Players Korbinian Holzer and Kevin Bieksa to visit children at Centralia Elementary and participate in school assembly promoting literacy

by Anaheim Ducks / AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks will visit Centralia Elementary School in Anaheim this Tuesday, November 14 for the 11th annual Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Reading is the Goal Day. Staff members from the club will make personal classroom visits from kindergarten through sixth grade throughout the day promoting the Ducks S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education) reading program. The event will culminate with an assembly for children in grades 4 through 6 featuring Ducks players Korbinian Holzer and Kevin Bieksa along with Kevin's wife, Katie Bieksa, author of acclaimed novel Newport Jane. Ducks host John Ahlers will emcee the assembly with Wild Wing on hand for a portion of the activities throughout the day.

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Ducks Fan Turns Broken Hockey Sticks Into Canes for Vets and Kids

Jim Pull founded Canes 4 Vets with the belief that 'there's no better way to give back than to give to those who have served for us.'

by Jenelyn Russo @JenelynRusso / Special to AnaheimDucks.com

Creativity can often get its start in the most unlikely of places.

For Ducks fan Jim Pull, it was while attending a hockey game that a creative idea came to his mind.

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Ducks to Offer Try Hockey for Free Day on November 4 at Lakewood ICE

by Anaheim Ducks / AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks and The Rinks will take part in USA Hockey's Hockey Week across America on Saturday, November 4th, for boys and girls ages 4 to 12 years old at THE RINKS - Lakewood ICE from 3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Participants can register for this year's event below.

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Ducks to Host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Sunday

Fans Encouraged to Participate with Sock Drive and In-Game "I Fight For" Cards

by Anaheim Ducks / AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks will host Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Night on Sunday, Oct. 15 at Honda Center (vs. Buffalo, 6 p.m.). For the league-wide initiative, the Ducks celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Night to raise awareness for the Jessie Rees Foundation. The interactive evening will encourage fan participation in a variety of ways including the creation of "I Fight For" cards recognizing loved ones affected by cancer.

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Ducks Honor Vegas Tragedy Victims and First Responders

'They went out of their way to reach out, not just to myself but to the others who are here,' says Jonathan Smith, a gunshot victim and hero that night

by Adam Brady @AdamJBrady / AnaheimDucks.com

Jonathan Smith could still feel the pain in his bandaged neck as he watched the Ducks play the Islanders from a Honda Center suite Wednesday night. For now at least, there is a bullet still lodged in there, the result of a horrific night in which Smith was among the almost 500 injured when a lone gunman opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

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Ducks Teach the Teachers at S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Seminar

More than 80 local elementary and middle school physical education teachers and coaches given hands-on instruction and support

by Jenelyn Russo / Special to AnaheimDucks.com

The beginning of a new school year means the start of street hockey season at nearly 60 local area schools, thanks to the Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey program.

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