An honored guest at Monday afternoon's Islanders-Carolina Hurricanes game, General Colin Powell joined owner Charles Wang in dropping the ceremonial first puck along with the Deputy Consul General of China in New York Kuang Weilin and Deputy Congress Head of Qiqihar Wang Xiaoping, as well as the Project Hope teams from Qiqihar and Harbin.
Mike Stobe of Getty Images captured the picture which is now featured in NHL.com's “The Frozen Moment
” section. HOCKEY BRINGS THE WORLD CLOSER: Wang gets joy of giving; Kids have blast in New York visit
NHL.com staff writer Dan Rosen takes an in depth look at the Charles B. Wang Ice Hockey Project Hope venture, and the man that made it all possible, Islanders owner Charles Wang. The article details how Wang’s vision has taken full circle and where it is headed.
In another related piece, Rosen details the weekend of thrills and excitement the Islanders have brought to the kids representing the two cities in China – Harbin and Qiqihaer. It highlights the full slate of weekend activities, including today’s trip to New York City. Atlantic Notes: No man is an Islander, they win as a team
NHL.com correspondent Chuck Gormley centers on the Atlantic Division, specifically how the Islanders have been able to overcome the naysayers and achieve success this season as a unit. Prospect Watch: Okposo showing he belongs in the pro ranks
NHL.com correspondent Lindsay Kramer takes an in depth look at Kyle Okposo
's transition to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and what the future holds for the Islanders' top prospect. Click here
to check out Islanders TV
's exclusive videos and analysis of Kyle Okposo
and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.