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Tickets Still Available For NHLPA Charity Hockey Game Benefitting LA Jr. Kings and Twin Peaks Cancer Foundation

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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Tickets are still available, but are going fast, for the National Hockey League Players Association Charity Hockey Game and Auction on Friday, November 9, 2012, benefitting the LA Jr. Kings (PW AAA 2000, and the Twin Peaks Cancer Foundation, played at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. Game time is 7:00 PM.

Autographed merchandise will be auctioned, including pucks, sticks, and game-worn jerseys. You can also bid on a chance to coach one of the teams.

“The Twin Peaks Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting breast cancer education, early detection and research,” the foundation stated in a press release. “Breast cancer affects more than just those diagnosed; it affects spouses, children, family members and friends.”

“Proceeds will also help the Jr. Kings Pee Wee AAA1 team travel to the 53rd Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament Read more of this post

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Giving A Face To Those Caught In The Middle of The NHL Lockout

LA Kings fans packed Ice Station Valencia in Santa Clarita,
California on the evening of October 27, 2012, as the Kings brought
their Game Night experience to a Valencia Flyers (WSHL) game.
Pictured (from left, foreground, facing camera): Jeremiah Brown,
Kelly Brown, Venicia Pereda, Anthony Stavretis.
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SANTA CLARITA, CA — The familiar sounds of the organ at Staples Center, played by none other than Dieter Ruehle, filled the arena, while host Jay Flats, members of the LA Kings Ice Crew, and mascot Bailey got the crowd excited for the hockey game to be played shortly thereafter.

Indeed, so many of the usual sights and sounds that Los Angeles Kings fans are accustomed to were seen and heard on the evening of October 27, 2012.

Despite that, Staples Center was dark that night, with no sign of any hockey being played there, or any other significant activity, for that matter.

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LA Kings Broadcasters On The Lockout: “Get It Done. Let’s Start Playing”

FROZEN ROYALTY EXCLUSIVE: In the fifth installment of a series focusing on the broadcasters of the Los Angeles Kings, they shared their thoughts on the current labor strife between the National Hockey League owners and the National Hockey League Players Association during interviews recorded prior to the September 15 lockout imposed by the owners.


LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — National Hockey League players should already be hard at work at their respective training camps, but they are noticeably absent from team practice rinks. Instead, more and more of them are heading overseas to play in Europe or the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia, while they wait for NHL owners and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Indeed, the players are biding their time, waiting for an end to the league-imposed lockout, the NHL’s fourth work stoppage since 1992.

Like the players, so many are waiting, including team management, coaches, trainers and equipment staff, team staff, and, of course, fans.

Among those waiting are television and radio broadcasters throughout the league, including the long-time broadcasters of the Los Angeles Kings.

What is mildly encouraging is that they do not expect a long lockout. Read more of this post

New On KingsCast: Still Waiting For Kovalchuk

The Ilya Kovalchuk Saga is still not over, as the National Hockey League has voided his 17-year, $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils, and now the National Hockey League Players Association has filed a grievance against the league—they are now heading to arbitration. Read more of this post

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