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The LA Kings Celebrate Hockey is For Everyone

Last week, the team brought together hockey players from all different backgrounds

by Kings Care Foundation @LAKingsCare / LAKings.com

The LA Kings celebrated Hockey is For Everyone (HIFE) Night on February 22nd as part of the NHL's league-wide initiative in February.

Hockey is For Everyone is intended to recognize non-traditional, up-and-coming and adapted sports leagues that make hockey accessible to everyone.

Willie O'Ree, HIFE Ambassador for the NHL, dropped the puck to kick off the game.

Instagram from @lakings: It's always an honor to have the legend Willie O'Ree drop the puck for an LA Kings' game �� #HockeyIsForEveryone

The Kings also welcomed representatives from several teams, including the Hawthorne Force, Power Project, Kings Sled Hockey, LA Lions, California Condors and SNAP Flyers to join Kings players on the ice for the Anthem.

Tweet from @LAKings: ������ #HockeyIsForEveryone pic.twitter.com/PpvzLESglA

During the two intermissions, members of the LA Lions participated in an exhibition game and later that evening so did the Kings' Sled Hockey team.

Tweet from @LAKings: ������ Check out some of the amazing moments from the LA Kings' #HockeyIsForEveryone Night ������https://t.co/aBpe7UdY7t

Then on February 26th, to further demonstrate the pervasiveness of hockey across all genders and abilities, the Kings hosted and honored the U.S. Gold Medal Winning Women's Olympic Hockey.

Video: VGK@LAK: Women's National Team drops ceremonial puck

Tweet from @LAKings: The LA Lions had a special visit from the Women���s @usahockey Team tonight �� pic.twitter.com/OWsmZAK3RZ

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