Friday, February 27, 2009

Thrashers to Host 2009 Girls Hockey Showcase Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 28

The Atlanta Thrashers will host the 2009 Girls Hockey Showcase Weekend, in conjunction with the National Hockey League’s “Hockey is for Everyone” initiative, surrounding their game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, Feb. 28. The showcase consists of events and activities focusing on the growth of women’s hockey throughout the Southeast.

The festivities begin with three hockey clinics, hosted by U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Bronze Medal-winner Jamie Hagerman, at the Duluth IceForum from 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. (ages 6-12), 11 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (ages 20 and up) and 12:25 to 1:40 p.m. (ages 13-19).

The activities continue at the CNN Center where Hagerman will participate in a scrimmage floor hockey game with over 40 girls from the Women’s Foundation youth focused program, GoGirlGo! These girls will be experiencing the game for the first time in Thrasherville from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Hagerman will also speak to the showcase participants about hockey and her experiences with the sport inside Philips Arena from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The day concludes with 12 local hockey players being selected to partake in pre-game introductions and stand next to their NHL counterparts during the nation anthem.

Jamie Hagerman, currently training with the U.S. Women’s Select Team in Minneapolis, Minn., won a Bronze Medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, helped the U.S. win its first World Championship in women’s hockey in 2005, and captured a Silver Medal at the 2005 Four Nations Cup.

The day’s activities are a part of the NHL’s annual “Hockey is for Everyone” month, a league-wide initiative aimed at promoting the diversity of hockey with the goal of raising awareness and celebrating the growth of the game. To date, “Hockey is for Everyone” has exposed close to 45,000 boys and girls to unique hockey experiences.

Tickets for all regular-season Thrashers games at Philips Arena can be purchased by visiting, calling (800) 326-4000, or by visiting the Philips Arena Box Office or any Ticketmaster Ticket Outlet.
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