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Salute to Players

02/20/2017, 5:40am MST
By USA Hockey

Hockey Week Across America Celebration on Day 2

About The Day | #SaluteToPlayers

USA Hockey's Salute to Players Day as part of Hockey Week Across America is dedicated to recognizing the players at all levels that help shape the love of hockey across the country. Coaches, parents and players themselves are encouraged to share photos and videos on social media using the #SaluteToPlayers. 


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Dave Ogrean | 9:30 a.m. ET

Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey, called into Stellick and Simmer in the Morning at 9:30 a.m. ET on SiriusXM's NHL Network Radio. Listen to Ogrean's interview below. 

Jim Smith | 1:30 p.m. ET

Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey, is calling into NHL Game Day With Steve Kouleas at 1:30 p.m. ET onSiriusXM's NHL Network Radio. 

Steve Cash | 5:17 p.m. ET

Steve Cash, a three-time Paralympic medalist (gold: 2010, 2014; bronze: 2006) is calling into The Power Play with Laughlin, O'Sullivan, Gordon at 5:17 p.m. ET on SiriusXM's NHL Network Radio. 


Join The Social Conversation

Be part of the social conversation regarding USA Hockey's Hockey Week Across America initiative. Here's how you can participate in today's HWAA theme:

  • Share photos of your favorite players on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #SaluteToPlayers
  • Sample post: "Player X is someone I've always looked up to both on and off the ice. #SaluteToPlayers #HWAA"

Please note, #HWAA is the main hashtag throughout the week.


HWAA Daily Themes

Date Theme
Sunday, Feb. 19 NBC's Hockey Day in America
Monday, Feb. 20 Salute to Players
Tuesday, Feb. 21 Salute to Coaches
Wednesday, Feb. 22 Salute to Officials
Thursday, Feb. 23 Salute to Local Rinks
Friday, Feb. 24 Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day
Saturday, Feb. 25 Try Hockey Day
Sunday, Feb. 26 Celebrate Hockey Heroes

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