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McSorley and Robitaille Added to Hockey Fest

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Marty McSorley will participate in Hockey Fest '10.

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings legends and fan favorites Marty McSorley and Luc Robitaille will participate in “The Life of a King” speaker series at next month’s LA Kings Hockey Fest ’10, which takes place on Saturday, September 11, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.

Robitaille, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, and McSorley will join former teammate Bernie Nicholls on the special panel. Former Kings forward Jim Fox will help lead the discussion and both McSorley and Nicholls will also be signing autographs at Hockey Fest.

In “The Life of a King,” McSorley, Nicholls and Robitaille will talk about their long and successful careers. The threesome have combined to play in 3,911 NHL games, score 1,361 goals, record 3,232 points and accumulate 6,562 penalty minutes while earning three total Stanley Cup rings.

“The Life of a King” is one of three speakers series scheduled for this year’s Hockey Fest. “Kids Press Conference” will feature several current Kings players and children of all ages can ask their questions directly to the participating players, and the third series is expected to be announced next week. The Kings will continue to announce additional LA Kings Hockey Fest ’10 details throughout the summer as they become finalized.

The one-day Hockey Fest event, which takes places from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., will culminate with a special “Pep Rally” featuring the Kings players and all Hockey Fest participants at 5 p.m. on the (covered) NHL ice rink. Hockey Fest will be hosted by Kings/FS West television broadcasters/reporter Bob Miller, Fox and Heidi Androl.

Tickets cost $15 for Kings Season Ticket members and for Partial Plan and Group Leaders by calling 1-888-KINGS-LA (1-888-54647-52). Tickets for the general public cost $20 and be can purchased by visiting LAKings.com/hockeyfest2010. Only 2,000 tickets total are available for purchase.

The second annual event will feature special Q&A and autograph sessions with Kings players, coaches, alumni and hockey dignitaries, in addition to Kings merchandise – including merchandise discounted at 40 percent -- and hockey memorabilia being available.

Also, with this year’s Hockey Fest being held on September 11, the Kings Care Foundation will be hosting special fundraising activities at the event to benefit local organizations affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. More details to come.
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