NEW YORK - The 2020 NHL Fan Fair™ at St. Louis Union Station will be the site of the sixth annual NHL Mascot Showdown™ as part of the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, Jan. 23-26, in St. Louis, Mo. Fifteen Western Conference mascots, led by the reigning Stanley Cup® Champion St. Louis Blues' own Louie™, will face fourteen Eastern Conference mascots, guided by ThunderBug™ from the Tampa Bay Lightning, in four days of friendly but fierce competition. The mascots will also appear during NHL All-Star red carpet arrivals outside Enterprise Center starting at 3:30 p.m. CT on Friday, Jan. 24.
The NHL Mascot Showdown™ is one of the most anticipated events at the 2020 NHL Fan Fair™, the official fan festival of the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend. Twenty-nine NHL Mascots™ (not every NHL team has its own mascot) will showcase their hockey skills and athletic prowess, offering family-friendly fun for fans of all ages. For the sixth straight year, NHL in-arena host Mike Todd will handle play-by-play duties for each event. Each competition will be preceded by a mascot parade, a warm up and stretching session led by one of the 29 mascots, a ceremonial puck drop and a group photo. Select young fans in attendance will be able to take part in the warm up and stretching session prior to each planned event.
"This will be the sixth annual NHL Mascot Showdown and it has already become a must-see, fan-favorite event amongst fans of all ages during Honda NHL All-Star Weekend," said Dave McCarthy, NHL Vice President of Consumer Products. "We can't wait for our loveable mascots, led by host and Western Conference captain Louie, to thrill those in attendance at NHL Fan Fair with their athletic skills and endearing personalities."
A ticket will be required for entry into 2020 NHL Fan Fair™. Tickets can be purchased at NHL.com/FanFair or the St. Louis Union Station box office during hours of operation. Note that tickets for Saturday are sold out. Tickets are available for Thursday and Friday at $12 for adults and $10 for youth, seniors, college students and members of the military. Sunday tickets are priced at $18 for adults and $16 for youth, seniors, college students and members of the military. Tickets purchased at the St. Louis Union Station box office will be $14 for adults and $12 for youth, seniors, college students and members of the military for Thursday and Friday and $20 for adults and $18 for youth, seniors, college students and members of the military on Sunday. Guests 3 years of age and older are required to have a ticket. All tickets are subject to applicable fees.
Below is a schedule of NHL Mascot Showdown™ events and competitions (all times local; subject to change). Unless otherwise noted, all competitions will take place on the Great Clips® 2020 NHL All-Star Rink located inside the 2020 NHL Fan Fair™.
Thursday, Jan. 23
5 p.m. Musical Chairs - Atlantic Division vs. Pacific Division
7 p.m. Relay Races - Metro Division vs. Central Division
Friday, Jan. 24:
7 p.m. * Dance Competition - All Mascots
Saturday, Jan. 25:
12 p.m. Scavenger Hunt - Metro Division vs. Pacific Division
2 p.m. Talent Show - Atlantic Division vs. Central Division
5:30 p.m. ** Prior to the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Game, the NHL Mascots™ will face-off in their own All-Star Game consisting of two 8-minute periods at Enterprise Center. The game will be live streamed on NHL.com. and on the NHL's Facebook page.
Sunday, Jan. 26:
12 p.m. Joust - Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference
2 p.m. Dance Competition - Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference
*This competition will take place during the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by New Amsterdam Vodka at Enterprise Center
** This competition will take place before the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at Enterprise Center
The NHL Mascot Showdown™ teams will feature:
Eastern Conference NHL Mascots Roster
- Stormy, Carolina Hurricanes
- Stinger, Columbus Blue Jackets
- NJ Devil, New Jersey Devils
- Sparky, New York Islanders
- Gritty, from the Philadelphia Flyers
- Iceburgh, Pittsburgh Penguins
- Slapshot, Washington Capitals
- Blades, Boston Bruins
- Sabretooth, Buffalo Sabres
- Stanley C. Panther, Florida Panthers
- Youppi!, Montreal Canadiens
- SpartaCat, Ottawa Senators
- ThunderBug, Tampa Bay Lightning
- Carlton, Toronto Maple Leafs
Western Conference NHL Mascots Roster
- Tommy Hawk, Chicago Blackhawks
- Bernie, Colorado Avalanche
- Victor E. Green, Dallas Stars
- Nordy, Minnesota Wild
- Gnash, Nashville Predators
- Louie, St. Louis Blues
- Moose, Winnipeg Jets
- Wild Wing, Anaheim Ducks
- Howler, Arizona Coyotes
- Harvey the Hound, Calgary Flames
- Hunter, Edmonton Oilers
- Bailey, Los Angeles Kings
- S.J. Sharkie, San Jose Sharks
- Fin, Vancouver Canucks
- Chance, Vegas Golden Knights
*The following mascots will not be appearing at NHL Fan Fair™ on Sunday Jan 26: Victor E. Green, Bailey, Spartacat, S.J. Sharkie and Fin.
Hockey fans can follow all of the live action from the NHL Mascot Showdown™ across NHL social media platforms and via the NHL #MascotShowdown. The NHL's Facebook NHL Fan Fair event page will include an album with photos, bios and Twitter handles for each NHL Mascot. For the latest news on the 2020 NHL Fan Fair™, fans can visit NHL.com/FanFair and follow the NHL on Twitter (@NHL) via the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.
2020 NHL Fan Fair™ Public Hours of Operation (all times CT)
Thursday, Jan. 23 3:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 24 3:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 26 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Blues and the city of St. Louis will host the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend from Jan. 23‑26 including the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by New Amsterdam Vodka on Friday, Jan. 24 (8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS) and the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 25 (8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend marks the third time NHL All-Star activities will take place in St. Louis. The Blues previously hosted the event in 1970 and 1988, both at St. Louis Arena.
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