Hockey Week Across America begins Sunday (Feb. 19) and runs through Feb. 26. Typically a weekend celebration, USA Hockey expanded the initiative to a week this year in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Hockey Weekend Across America.
Started in 2008 by USA Hockey, HWAA is an effort to celebrate the game of hockey and those involved at all levels and also expose the game to new audiences.
This year's week-long celebration includes a special theme for each day, including the traditional themes of Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day (Friday), Try Hockey Day (Saturday) and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes (Sunday), but this year also includes individual days to salute players (Monday), coaches (Tuesday), officials (Wednesday) and local rinks (Thursday).
Created by USA Hockey in 2008, Hockey Weekend Across America is an annual event designed to engage the hockey community in celebrating the sport of hockey at all levels and exposing the sport to new audiences.