NHL Donation Solidifies Ties With U.S. Military

June 9th, 2010 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
The NHL recently donated street hockey equipment to the United States Army to celebrate the U.S. Army’s 235th anniversary and to kick-off the first NHL Street Hockey League at Camp Victory in Baghdad.

This generous donation from the NHL couldn't have come at a better time, just a week after the United States acknowledged the service men and women on Memorial Day.

We are also at the most epic times in the National Hockey League: the Stanley Cup Final.

I'm sure all NHL fans have seen the commercials for the United States Marines when tuning in to a game on Versus or NBC.

They probably have also seen the videos featuring "Hockey's Finest," sponsored by the U.S. Army.

Coming from a family that has seen many of its members serve in the United States Armed Forces, from World War II to Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand how the U.S. Military and the NHL have found each other in partnership advertisement and service.

By no means do I want to compare the job of NHL players to the job of our troops; clearly they are quite different.

After all, players in the NHL do not sign a contract to f ...

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