By @MichaelCaples –
The Detroit Red Wings have announced their plans for Sunday’s ‘Hockey is for Everyone Celebration’ at Little Caesars Arena.
When the Wings host the Flyers on Feb. 17, there will be a series of events:
- The Wings will host more than 100 youth and adult players representing a variety of communities, including ethnicity and gender equality, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, military and those with disabilities, for VIP treatment at LCA. Participants will enjoy dinner in the Michigan First Gondolas and then, after the contest, take a photo on the ice with a Red Wings player.
- Yellow Jackets sled hockey team member Mason Steele will take part in the Youth Skater of the Game.
- Individuals representing Affirmations, Michigan Senior Women’s Hockey League, Michigan Warriors, Special Olympics Michigan and the Trenton Hockey Association will join the Wings on the blue line for the national anthem.
- The Plymouth Stingrays and Grosse Ile Islanders will take part in a pre-game youth scrimmage at Little Caesars Arena, while the Rochester Vipers will skate during intermission.
- The Wings will have a pride tape equipment online auction from the sticks they use during warm-ups.
This all comes on the heels of the U.S. vs. Canada women’s game that will be played at noon E.T. at Little Caesars Arena, as well.
Black History Month Exhibit to be unveiled
Tonight (Thursday), the Wings will join the NHL and the NHLPA in celebrating Black History Month by introducing a new exhibit on the LCA concourse that features historic artifacts and photos of black hockey players, community figures and fans who impacted the NHL and the Wings’ organization.