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NHL to celebrate second annual Hockey Day in Czechia on March 9

January 22, 2024

The National Hockey League (NHL) will celebrate the second annual Hockey Day in Czechia on March 9th. Designed to bring communities together around the sport of hockey and its many forms, Hockey Day in Czechia will feature national television broadcasts and free in-person activations for fans of all ages and those new to the sport. The day will culminate with the NHL Saturday presented by Fastenal broadcast of the Carolina Hurricanes matchup against the New Jersey Devils.

A 14-hour marathon of hockey recreation, free and open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. local time at Hala Mír in Tábor on March 9th. Czech radio host Michal Kavalčík will serve as the first-ever host of Hockey Day in Czechia. The events at Hala Mír will include activations by the NHL, Nova Sport, the Czech Ice Hockey Federation (CIHA) and community organisations:

· NHL Global Fan Tour with interactive hockey-themed activities

· NHL and CIHA alumni game, featuring the former NHL player and Tábor-native Radek Dvořák as a team captain

· CIHA hockey skills training sessions for youth players

· NHL, CIHA & NHL Coaching Association online coaching clinic featuring presentations by NHL guest coaches for youth coaches across Czechia

· Youth ice hockey tournament and e-gaming stations

· DJ entertainment, trivia, performances and activations by local community and school groups

· Public viewing party of Nova Sport’s NHL Saturday presented by Fastenal broadcast of the Carolina Hurricanes-New Jersey Devils game

Fans across Czechia can tune in to see reporting of the in-person event at Hala Mír periodically throughout the day on NHL international broadcast partner Nova Sport and streaming platform VOYO.

For more information and to stay up to date on Hockey Day in Czechia, fans can follow @NHLEurope on Instagram and @NHLcz on X (formerly Twitter), or visit Fans can join the conversation on social media with the official hashtag #HockeyDay.

It was previously announced in November by the city of Espoo that Hockey Day in Finland will be celebrated on March 1-2. The day will include national television broadcasts, in-person activations at the Espoo Cultural Center, and the NHL Saturday presented by Fastenal broadcast of the Winnipeg Jets-Carolina Hurricanes game.


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