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USA Hockey to Host Panel Discussion on Ice Hockey in the U.S.

By USA Hockey, 10/14/19, 11:45AM MDT


Event set for Oct. 16 in Brighton, Mass.

USA Hockey invites you to join in on an evening of conversation about the past, present and future of ice hockey in the United States. This discussion will bring together former players, staff and grassroots campaigners to talk about important topics surrounding ice hockey.

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. ET at Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, Mass. and all are welcome to attend.

This conversation will provide an opportunity to reflect on pivotal moments of change from our past, present-day inspirations and the blueprint of the future of ice hockey in our country.

Since its inception, ice hockey has been a game rooted in kinship, performance, and community connection. In the United States, the game reaches further than the sheet of ice and holds a special place in the hearts of its dedicated fans.

As our world becomes more diverse and people adopt fluid feelings toward all sports, exploring the past, present and future of ice hockey keeps the game vibrant and evolving.

The panelists in this discussion provide a wide-range of experience and knowledge in the game. For more information regarding the event, please contact


  • Pat Kelleher - Executive Director, USA Hockey
  • Lou Vairo - 1984 U.S. Olympic Coach
  • Molly Engstrom - Two-time Olympic Medalist
  • Blake Bolden - Pro Player & Mentor/Coach
  • Katie Crowley - Head Coach, Boston College Women's Hockey
  • Darren Haynes (Moderator) - Emmy Award Winning Sports Anchor

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