Skip to main content

Hockey Is For Everyone

Press Release

Sabres to host NHL Centennial Fan Arena June 2-3

Interactive exhibit, including Stanley Cup, will visit KeyBank Center during Scouting Combine

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

NEW YORK/TORONTO - The NHL® Centennial Fan Arena, a main pillar of the League's year-long centennial celebrations, will visit KeyBank Center during the NHL Scouting Combine™ presented by adidas. An interactive traveling experience honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players, teams, and unforgettable moments, the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena also features the most revered trophy in all sports - the Stanley Cup®. The event is free and open to fans of all ages. 

View More
Short Shifts

Kyle Turris celebrated OT goal against Rangers with trip to kids banquet

Senators forward joined Capital City Condors for end-of-year reception hours after game-winner @NHL

Kyle Turris had no choice but to end Game 5 on Saturday with a game-winning goal. He had a prior engagement to attend.

View More
Hockey Is For Everyone

NHL names winners of Thurgood Marshall College Fund scholarships

Four recipients to receive academic aid

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / Staff Writer

Musa Ibrahim, who played with the Ice Hockey in Harlem program for nine years, was confronted with a number of tough situations while playing the game.

During one game Ibrahim beat a defenseman and had a chance for a breakaway, but the defenseman knocked him down and sent him crashing into the goalie, who started punching Ibrahim in the head. A fight seemed imminent, but instead Ibrahim skated away.

View More
Short Shifts

Vladimir Tarasenko has big game in front of his biggest fan

Young cancer patient Arianna Dougan, who was on road trip earlier in season, sees two goals @NHL

St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko must have been showing off for his friend in the crowd.

View More
Short Shifts

Fatima Al Ali of UAE helps welcome Capitals to the ice

Internet sensation and star of Hockey is for Everyone celebration back in Washington D.C. @NHL

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are for everyone.

View More
Hockey Is For Everyone

CCM donates equipment to kids in Brooklyn

Pat LaFontaine on hand to present $30,000 gift to Madison Square Boys & Girls Club

by David Satriano @DavidSatriano / Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Not everyone who wants to play hockey is given the opportunity to do so because of the rising costs of equipment and skates.

In an effort to help kids sustain their interest, CCM Hockey donated more than $30,000 worth of equipment to about 100 children at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in Brooklyn on Wednesday. The New York Islanders Sticks & Skates program also partnered, and Pat LaFontaine, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, was on hand to surprise kids with the equipment, which included ball hockey and street hockey items.

View More

Gateway Locomotives experience being Blues for a day

Program for players with disabilities will be rebranded as the Blues Special Hockey Club

by Chris Pinkert / Video by Blue Note Productions

Blues for a day

Special hockey players get experience of a lifetime

A group of developmentally-challenged hockey players got the experience of a lifetime by wearing the Blue Note for a game at Scottrade Center

  • 04:05 •

PHOTOS: Gateway Locomotives play at Scottrade Center

ST. LOUIS - A foghorn blares, the organist plays "When the Blues Go Marchin' In" from the upper bowl and public address announcer Tom Calhoun's voice carries over the loud speaker as fans cheer from the stands and players celebrate on the ice.

That was the scene at Scottrade Center on Sunday afternoon, except the St. Louis Blues weren't on the ice for any of it.

Instead, it was the Gateway Locomotives - a group of developmentally-challenged hockey players - who got to experience what it felt like to be a Blue for a day.

View More
Hockey Is For Everyone

Willie O'Ree promotes Hockey Is For Everyone

First black player in NHL helps spread game in California @NHL

Willie O'Ree made a trip to Anaheim to help promote Hockey Is For Everyone.

View More
Hockey Is For Everyone

'Soul on Ice' helping hockey expand diversity

Documentary, J.T. Brown of Lightning leading way in promoting growth of game for everyone

by Corey Long / Correspondent

TAMPA -- During the question-and-answer session after filmmaker Damon Kwame Mason's documentary "Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future" premiered at the Gasparilla International Film Festival on Tuesday, he said, "This is not just black history or hockey history or sports history. This is our history."

Mason's 84-minute film takes a journey through the history of black athletes and their contributions in hockey and follows the season of forward prospect Jaden Lindo, who prepares for the 2014 NHL Draft playing for Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League.

View More
NHL Insider

NHL achieving community goals

World Cup of Hockey 2016 shows where corporate social responsibility, League business meet

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

BOSTON -- The case study was the World Cup of Hockey 2016, a way for the NHL and the NHL Players' Association to gauge its effectiveness in bringing corporate social responsibility initiatives to a major League event.

But the individual impact could be seen in a video shown midway through a panel presentation given by Jessica Berman, the vice president of special projects and corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the NHL. It could be seen in the faces of the 103 people who were sworn in as Canadian citizens during the World Cup, including that of Daniel Alfredsson, the former Ottawa Senators captain who joined the NHL in 1995 from Gothenburg, Sweden.

View More