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Rangers Learn to Play kids graduate, skate at Rink at Manhattan West

Commemorates conclusion of 10-week program that's grown since inception

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / Staff Writer

When the NHL and NHL Players' Association introduced the League-wide Learn to Play initiative in 2015 with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community, it's moments like this that they had in mind.

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Congressional Hockey Challenge raises funds, is 'a good time'

Annual game supports Fort Dupont Cannons, Beltway, Tampa Warriors, PWHPA

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- U.S. House Majority Whip Tom Emmer wondered if the wind and the legs would still be there.

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NHL Insider

Stadium Series an 'unforgettable' experience for NHL Power Player

North Carolina resident Emma Bracken chronicles her time in Raleigh as member of youth advisory board

by Emma Bracken / Special to

Editor's note: NHL Power Players is an initiative that selects young hockey fans to help advise the League on hockey-related topics important to their generation and to grow the game among young fans and people. Today, Emma Bracken, a 16-year-old from Cary, North Carolina and a member of the 2022-23 Power Players class, writes about her experience covering the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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NHL, Panthers, Penguins spread message of diversity, inclusion in hockey

'Saluting Trailblazers' panel discussion commemorates start of Black History Month

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / Staff Writer

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Emmanuel Umoffia said he was surprised to see the number of Black people who work at the NHL and its clubs in key positions.

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NHL Green

NHL, NHLPA announce winners of Future Goals Virtual Science Fair

Students in Grades 4-8 submitted sustainability themed hockey projects

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - In celebration of Earth Day, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the winners of the second annual Future Goals Virtual Science Fair presented by SAP.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

O'Ree sees Bruins retired number banner, hosts skills weekend in Boston

First NHL Black player visited city to help with Hockey is for Everyone programs

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Willie O'Ree ended a busy Saturday by getting his first in-person look at the banner of his retired Boston Bruins number in the rafters at TD Garden.

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Gender Equality Month

Girls Hockey Day at TD Garden promotes women's game, draws 400 players

Olympians Carpenter and Harvey, retired Bruins goalie Raycroft spearhead clinics

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

BOSTON -- More than 400 hockey players gathered at TD Garden on Monday, all there for the fourth annual Girls Hockey Day, presented by Wasabi Technologies. There were little girls in Boston Bruins jerseys and pink leggings, girls with confident skating strides and ones just attempting to head on ice for the first time.

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Lindenwood University to add NCAA Division I men's hockey next season

Will join women's team, be 63rd program in United States @NHLdotcom

Lindenwood University announced Thursday it will add an NCAA Division I men's ice hockey program next season.

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O'Ree joins Boston Pride ownership group in women's league

First Black player in NHL history is latest person of color to get involved with Premier Hockey Federation

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / Staff Writer

Willie O'Ree joined the ownership group of the Boston Pride of the Premier Hockey Federation, home of professional women's hockey in North America, on Thursday.

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Discover Exceptional Community Coaches

Discover Exceptional Community Coaches: Dana Seims

Introducing hockey to kids with the Future Islanders program

by NHL Public Relations

Each week, Discover will feature a different youth coach as part of its Exceptional Community Coaches series. In continued support of local hockey communities, Discover is making a $2,000 donation to each of the Learn to Play programs this season. This week, a look at New York Islanders representative Dana Seims of the Future Islanders program.

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