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2019 Hockey Week Across America underway

By MAHA Staff, 02/18/19, 7:45PM EST


USA Hockey leads the nation in its yearly nationwide initiative Hockey Week Across America beginning Sunday (Feb. 17). The week-long event, now in its 12th year, includes a special theme for each day and will run through next Sunday (Feb. 24). 

Each day of Hockey Week Across America will include a theme, including individual days to salute players (Monday), coaches (Tuesday), officials (Wednesday) and local rinks (Thursday), as well as the traditional themes of Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day (Friday), Try Hockey Day (Saturday) and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes Day (Sunday).

Kicking off the week-long celebration will be the third and final game of the 2019 Rivalry Series between the women's national teams from the United States and Canada.

Check out MiHockey's photos from the Rivalry Series game and all of the girls' hockey events taking part throughout the day.

NBC's Hockey Day in America also took place on Sunday; its studio relocated to Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit. The day began at 12 noon ET and include game coverage of three NHL tilts as well as content in and around the games showcasing hockey at all levels in the United States.

On Saturday (Feb. 23) as part of Try Hockey Day more than 350 rinks in 46 states will host Try Hockey For Free events, presented by SportsEngine and official event sponsors, Chipotle and Pure Hockey. The events provide kids that have never played before a chance to try the sport for free. To find a participating rink near you and register, visit

All of the themes for the week are below:

Sun., Feb. 17 NBC's Hockey Day
in America
Mon., Feb. 18 Salute to Players
Tues., Feb. 19 Salute to Coaches
Wed., Feb. 20 Salute to Officials
Thurs., Feb. 21 Salute to Local Rinks
Fri., Feb. 22 Wear Your Favorite
Hockey Jersey Day
Sat., Feb. 23 Try Hockey Day
Sun., Feb. 24 Celebrate Local
Hockey Heroes