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Red Wings Host NHL Green Week Celebration On Saturday

Team to hold hockey equipment collection drive to benefit youth hockey programs at Jack Adams Memorial Arena in Detroit

by Alex DiFilippo /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings will celebrate NHL Green™ Week at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, March 18 as the Red Wings square off against the Colorado Avalanche at 1:00 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit, 97.1 The Ticket). 

In conjunction with NHL Recycle the Game initiative as part of NHL Green™ Week, the Red Wings will host a collection drive outside The Joe on the street level of the Joe Louis Arena People Mover Station (600 Civic Center Dr.) for fans to donate new or gently-used hockey equipment. Donated equipment will benefit youth hockey programs at Jack Adams Memorial Arena in Detroit.

A regulation-sized hockey net featuring green goal posts, courtesy of the NHL, will serve as the drop-box for hockey gear at the Joe Louis Arena People Mover Station.

Hockey equipment being accepted includes helmets, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, shin pads, gloves, skates and sticks, in addition to goalie leg pads, blockers and gloves.

Additionally, in-game elements during Saturday's game against the Avalanche will highlight NHL Green™ Week initiatives and encourage fans to get involved and improve their environmental footprint.

For more information on NHL Green™ Week activities and initiatives, visit

About NHL Green™ Week:

The NHL and its Member Clubs are committed to improving hockey's environmental impact. Hockey can trace its roots to the frozen freshwater lakes and ponds. The ability to skate and play the game outdoors is a critical component of the League's history and culture. Major environmental challenges such as climate change and freshwater scarcity affect future opportunities to take the game outside. Since its launch in 2010, NHL Green™ has been committed to preserving the environment - including the frozen ponds that inspired and cultivated the game more than 100 years ago. To learn more, visit

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