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NHL Mascot Showdown Presented by Playmobil Comes to San Jose

NHL Mascots™ from Across the League to Face Off in Four Days of Friendly but Fierce Competition at 2019 NHL Fan Fair presented by SAP ; NHL.com to Live Stream Mascot-version of NHL All-Star Game on Saturday

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

NEW YORK, NY - The 2019 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by SAP at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center will be the site of the fifth annual NHL Mascot Showdown™ presented by Playmobil as part of the 2019 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, Jan. 24-27, in San Jose, Calif. Fifteen Western Conference Mascots, led by the San Jose Shark's own S.J. Sharkie™ will face 14 Eastern Conference Mascots, guided by last year's Most Valuable Mascot ThunderBug™ from the Tampa Bay Lightning and introducing rookie sensation Gritty™ from the Philadelphia Flyers, in four days of friendly but fierce competition. 

The NHL Mascot Showdown™ is one of the most anticipated events at the 2019 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by SAP, the official fan festival of the 2019 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. 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 S.J. Sharkie, 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 annual event has quickly become a fan-favorite and one of the must-see events of NHL All-Star Weekend," said Dave McCarthy, NHL Vice President of Consumer Products. "Our host and Western Conference captain, S.J. Sharkie, and the rest of our lovable mascots are excited to show off their athletics skills and endearing personalities to fans of all ages." 

A ticket will be required for entry into the 2019 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by SAP. Tickets can be purchased at www.Ticketmaster.com or San Jose McEnery Convention Center box office during hours of operation. Tickets purchased in advance via Ticketmaster.com are available for $17 for adults and $15 for youth, seniors, college students and members of the military, and subject to applicable fees. Tickets purchased at the box office will be $20 for adults and $15 for youth, seniors, college students and members of the military. Children under two years old will be admitted free of charge

Below is a schedule of NHL Mascot Showdown™ presented by Playmobil events and competitions (all times local; subject to change):

Thursday, Jan. 24    
8 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt & Dodgeball at Playmobil 2019 NHL All-Star Rink located inside 2019 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by SAP

Friday, Jan. 25
7 p.m.
Dance Competition at Playmobil 2019 NHL All-Star Rink located inside 2019 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by SAP**

Saturday, Jan. 26
12 p.m.        
Musical Chairs & Broomball at Playmobil 2019 NHL All-Star Rink located inside 2019 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by SAP

3:30 p.m.    
Prior to the 2019 Honda NHL® All-Star Game, the NHL Mascots will face-off in their own All-Star Game consisting of two 8-minute periods, at SAP Center. The game will be live streamed on NHL.com. and on the NHL's Facebook page

Sunday, Jan. 27   
1 p.m.        
Relay Races at Playmobil 2019 NHL All-Star Rink located inside 2019 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by SAP++

2 p.m.        
Most Valuable Mascot Award & NHL Mascot Showdown Trophy Presentation Playmobil 2019 NHL All-Star Rink located inside 2019 NHL Fan Fair presented by SAP++

The NHL Mascot Showdown™ presented by Playmobil teams will feature:

Eastern Conference NHL Mascots:    
Blades™ from the Boston Bruins
Sabretooth™ from the Buffalo Sabres
Stormy™ from the Carolina Hurricanes
Stinger™ from the Columbus Blue Jackets
Stanley C. Panther™ from the Florida Panthers
Youppi™ from the Montreal Canadiens
NJ Devil™ from the New Jersey Devils
Sparky™ from the New York Islanders
SpartaCat™ from the Ottawa Senators
Gritty™ from the Philadelphia Flyers
Iceburgh™ from the Pittsburgh Penguins
ThunderBug™ from the Tampa Bay Lightning 
Carlton™ from the Toronto Maple Leafs
Slapshot™ from the Washington Capitals

Western Conference NHL Mascots:
Wild Wing™ from the Anaheim Ducks
Howler™ from the Arizona Coyotes
Harvey the Hound™ from the Calgary Flames
Tommy Hawk™ from the Chicago Blackhawks
Bernie™ from the Colorado Avalanche
Victor E. Green™ from the Dallas Stars
Hunter™ from the Edmonton Oilers
Bailey™ from the Los Angeles Kings 
Nordy™ from the Minnesota Wild
Gnash™ from the Nashville Predators 
S.J. Sharkie™ from the San Jose Sharks
Louie™ from the St. Louis Blues
Fin™ from the Vancouver Canucks
Chance™ from the Vegas Golden Knights
Moose™ from the Winnipeg Jets

**Blades, Carlton, Gritty, Moose, Nordy, S.J. Sharkie and Youppi will not be in attendance at NHL Fan Fair on Friday, Jan. 25
++ Bailey, Gritty, Iceburgh, Tommy Hawk and Chance will not be in attendance at NHL Fan Fair on Sunday, Jan 27

Hockey fans can follow all of the live action from the NHL Mascot Showdown™ on Snapchat and Twitter and access a convenient listof NHL Mascot Twitter handles. The NHL's Facebook Fair Fair event page will include an album with photos, bios and Twitter handles for each NHL Mascot. For the latest news on the 2019 NHL Fan Fair presented by SAP, fans can visit NHL.com/FanFair and follow the NHL on Twitter (@NHL) via the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.

2019 NHL Fan Fair presented by SAP Public Hours of Operation (all times PT)
Thursday, Jan. 24: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 28: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
 

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