In advance of World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend
, the Ducks have invited two-time U.S. Olympic silver medalist Hilary Knight to participate in the club’s practice.
Knight is believed to be the first female skater (non-goalie) to practice with an NHL team. She will take part in a portion of Ducks practice before serving as a guest coach for the Lady Ducks hockey team (both at THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE). Knight is in Southern California to support USA Hockey’s “Girls Try Hockey For Free Day” on Oct. 12 that aims to introduce young girls to the sport of hockey.
The Ducks are dedicated to making a positive impact on female youth in local communities using the sport of hockey to teach educational themes, encourage healthy and active living, reinforce the importance of positive character building, and reward youth for their dedication of pursuing academic excellence.