The Los Angeles Kings, in association with USA Hockey, have scheduled several events in support of Hockey Weekend Across America, a three-day national salute to the game. The celebration kicks-off on Friday, February 15 and runs through Sunday, February 17.
Kings HWAA Events Planned For Friday, February 15:
The Kings are scheduled to take their Cool School clinic to Webster Elementary School in Malibu on Friday. Over 400 kids are scheduled to participate in a street hockey clinic during their P.E. class, with instruction provided by the Kings Chariot Staff.
The Kings have donated 200 tickets to the Southern California Amateur Hockey Association for their game on Friday night against Calgary at STAPLES Center (7:30 p.m.).
Prior to Fridays game against the Flames, the El Segundo Roller Hockey League will participate in a Coaches Chalk Talk, where a member of the Kings coaching staff will meet with the kids and discuss strategy for the game that night.
The San Diego Junior Gulls Bantam hockey team will sell Royal Reign the official game magazine of the Kings during Fridays game with a portion of the proceeds going to the Junior Gulls hockey club.
The Bakersfield Dragons Mite hockey team is scheduled to skate during the first intermission of Fridays game. The team is also scheduled to serve as the Kings Tunnel Team that night, cheering on the Kings as they make their way to the bench for the game that night.
A Practice With The Kings is scheduled for Sunday morning at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. On that date, the Ontario Eagles Pee Wee A hockey team is scheduled to practice with the Kings coaching staff from 11-12 Noon. The youth team will then watch the Kings practice from the Kings bench. Once the Kings practice is over, the kids will have a chance to get autographs and pictures with their favorite Kings players.
LAKings.com is also supporting the Hockey Weekend Across America initiative, and fans are encouraged to visit the site at LAKings.com/hwaa to see an NHL.com feature on the Kings American-born trio of Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson and Patrick OSullivan, and an All-Time All-American team put together by Kings radio play-by-play broadcaster Nick Nickson.