LA Kings HockeyFest 2011 – schedule and past notes

For the third straight year, HockeyFest is on the move.

And if it’s anything like the prior two, this is a can’t miss event for Los Angeles Kings fans.

Each year the event has been tweaked slightly, largely based on feedback by fans and players attending the event.

What started out at LA Live in 2009, then moved to the team’s training facility last September, and now returns to downtown LA – this time at Staples Center.

Regardless of location though, fans have come away each year raving about the festivities – with much of the praise being directed at the players, who have been very engaging.

Key highlights of the activities scheduled for this Sunday’s HockeyFest include:

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – ‘State of the Franchise’ with Dean Lombardi, Ron Hextall and Jeff Solomon

11:15 AM – 12:45 PM – ‘Meet the new Kings’ with Mike Richards, Simon Gagne and Ethan Moreau

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Locker Room tour

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM – Alumni autograph session with Bernie Nicholls and Daryl Evans

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – ‘Kids Press Conference’ with Matt Greene, Jonathan Quick, Kevin Westgarth and Kyle Clifford

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Alumni autograph session #2 (players TBD)

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm – Miracle on Manchester Q&A

There is also a youth hockey game (11:15am), Bailey’s family skate (1pm), a skills competition judged by the Kings players (2:30pm), a fire department game (3:45pm) and multiple player autograph sessions.

Per the team, the Kings Care Foundation will also be hosting special fundraising activities at the event to benefit local organizations affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and there will be a special tribute honoring former Kings scouts Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis, who died aboard a Los Angeles bound flight on September 11, 2001.

If you’re still on the fence about going, fear not – tickets are still available.

For a quick recap of the previous events, check out these articles:

10 Tidbits on HockeyFest 2010

HockeyFest 2009 – Day Two review – Triple Crown, Grimson, Norton, Ferraro, Hrudey

HockeyFest 2009 – Bob Miller seminar review

HockeyFest 2009 – Saving the Best for Last – with Nicholls, Hardy and Robitaille

If you’re not attending, be sure to follow the links below. MayorsManor will be on hand with live updates throughout the day.

Also, be sure to vote in the new POLLWhat are you most looking forward to at HockeyFest?

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

Shop for Los Angeles Kings Gear at Shop.NHLcom!Shop.NHL.com

Recent Articles

Recap: Reign – and RAIN – vs Condors in AHL Outdoor Classic

It was an eventful weekend in Bakersfield. What began with an almnni game featuring more than a dozen Kings and Oilers Smythe Division stars, coached by Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille, ended with a rain-filled AHL Outdoor Classic. Local fans went home happy, though, as the Condors came back late in regulation to tie things […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on What’s Wrong With Kopitar

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon on the Power Play. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: Anze Kopitar’s offensive woes, Darryl Sutter’s line combinations, potential roster changes, Tyler Toffoli’s injury, the AHL game between the […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Future of Lombardi, Sutter, Gaborik in LA

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis on the Two Man Advantage. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: Dean Lombardi’s long-term status as Kings GM, conversations with Darryl Sutter before the season started, if Marian Gaborik will end up on […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News