NHL Live was joined in studio by Executive Director of USA Hockey Dave Ogrean to review Try Hockey for Free Day, and preview a great year in USA Hockey with the World Junior Championship and 2014 Sochi Olympics on the horizon.
The Try Hockey For Free endeavor had a record 486 locations in 48 out of 50 states.
"The rinks have a vested interest in seeing us grow the game," Ogrean said. "The volunteers at the grassroots level are the very best in welcoming people into the rink and getting kids into skates and getting them on the ice for the very first time. They love this and it's great to see the results when you're that successful getting new people to try ice hockey.