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Bomb-sniffing dog drops honorary puck at Ducks game

Military forces, including Corporal Nero, applauded in Anaheim

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Police K9 drops the puck

CGY@ANA: K9 unit dog drops the puck

Police K9 dog Corporal Nero drops the puck in the pregame ceremony honoring military members in Anaheim

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The Anaheim Ducks held Military Appreciation Night on Sunday, complete with Special Ops rappelling from the ceiling of the Honda Center and camouflage warmup jerseys, but it was a special guest on four legs that stole the show.

Corporal Nero, a Military Police Patrol/Explosive Detector Dog, was in charge of the honorary puck drop between Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf and Flames captain Mark Giordano.

Tweet from @AnaheimDucks: A look at the special camouflage jerseys for warmups tonight. #DucksSalute pic.twitter.com/mseo7JqLY

U.S. Special Forces command members were welcomed on the ice by Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli and Lance Corporal Brandon C. Benningfield escorted Corporal Nero on to the ice.

After a perfect puck drop, Corporal Nero and the Special Forces members were given a rousing round of applause from fans in attendance.

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