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State of the Kings Featured at Hockey Fest

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
GM Dean Lombardi will be on hand to answer your questions at Hockey Fest '10.

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LOS ANGELES – A panel featuring executive members of the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Operations Department will lead a “State of the Kings” speaker series to help kick-off next month’s LA Kings Hockey Fest ’10, which takes place on Saturday, September 11, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.

Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi, Kings Vice President/Assistant General Manager Ron Hextall, Kings Vice President/Hockey Operations and Legal Affairs Jeff Solomon and Kings Head Coach Terry Murray will take part in the interactive “State of the Kings” as they take questions from fans from 9 – 10:30 a.m.

“State of the Kings” is one of three speakers series set to take place at this year’s Hockey Fest event. “The Life of a King” speaker series will feature Bernie Nicholls, Luc Robitaille and Marty McSorley as they talk about their long and successful careers. Jim Fox will host (Noon – 1 p.m.).

The third speaker series is entitled “Kids Press Conference” and will feature several current Kings players and children of all ages can ask their questions directly to the participating players. Heidi Androl will host (2:30 – 3:30 p.m.).

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 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.

The Kings will continue to announce additional LA Kings Hockey Fest ’10 details throughout the summer as they become finalized.
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