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Catching Up With the Crew

by Deborah Lew / Los Angeles Kings

I can hardly believe it myself, but it’s true. This past season was my seventh with the LA Kings. SEVENTH. That’s using the fingers on more than one hand.

Those seven years include a multitude of video hosting appearances, four years writing for, three years on the Kings Ice Crew, two Stanley Cup Championships, and the realization of my dream of working in sports, specifically hockey. And it was all made possible by my time on the Ice Crew.

With Ice Crew auditions coming up on June 27 (mark your calendars!), I want to highlight the diverse talent that Ice Crew members secretly boast, and how they used their time on the Crew to their professional advantage, either within or outside of the AEG/Kings family. Ice Crew can be a solid stepping stone for anyone who fully takes advantage of the experience, and looking at what the alums have been up to since they left the Crew is the perfect way to show that.

“We’re always looking for as much diversity as possible when we choose a team each year. Los Angeles is a melting pot of people from all over the place, with all kinds of different backgrounds, stories and levels of experience. LA Kings hockey is what unites us all, and we try to reflect that in the crew we select each season,” says Brooklyn Boyars, Director of Game Presentation & Events for AEG Sports.

The bottom line is, it’s not that we all had aspirations of being ‘cheerleaders,’ or anything of the sort – we are all different people with different goals, who all gave – and conversely, took – something different from our Ice Crew experience. If you’re planning on auditioning, thinking of auditioning, or know someone who is, this info will widen your perspective on the whole process and hopefully create even more excitement.

If you’re one of those people that believe Ice Crew isn’t a credible role to have, or that it’s not a real job – that it’s just a lot of makeup, spandex and rolled up t-shirts, keep reading. My wonderfully talented, successful crop of Ice Crew alumni and I will prove you wrong.

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