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Track Santa as he delivers NHL gifts on Christmas Eve

Fans can use NORAD to monitor St. Nick's movements

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Santa Claus is coming to your hockey town Tuesday, and fans all over the League will know when he's close by with their favorite NHL gear.

Thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which defends the continent by utilizing radars, satellites and jet fighters, Santa will have a safe trip across North America on Christmas Eve, and fans can track his every move.

Based on algorithms from the operations center, it has been determined that Santa and his reindeer will be over North America between 9 p.m. and midnight. Because of the time difference and Santa speed, this time range is accurate for all of the United States. He will first visit fans of teams in the eastern part of the country, then make his way west.

Video: See where Santa and his sleigh are this Christmas Eve

NORAD has a special interest in hockey this season because the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will host the 2020 NHL Stadium Series between the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings at Falcon Stadium on Feb. 15. 

To follow the big guy, fans can go use #noradsanta, #NORADSANTA and #NORADTRACKSSANTA on Facebook and Twitter, noradtrackssanta_official on Instagram or click here.

Here's hoping you get all the NHL items on your list.

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