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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Television "Stars"

Members of the LA Kings Sled Hockey team were cast as featured extras in the episode of ABC's hit sitcom "Speechless," The episode the sled hockey team is featured in will air on December 7 at 8:30 on ABC. Be sure to tune in. 

They spent 14 hours filming several scenes on the ice (and one scene off the ice). The scenes were filmed at Valley Ice Center in Panorama City. The crew covered most of the identifying banners in the rink, but those who are familiar with the rink may still be able to recognize it. Most of the 14 hours was spent on the ice. As you are aware, filming means having to do scenes again and again and again (and again and again and again). 

It was a very fun day. After the filming was over, everyone felt beat up because we do not normally spend 14 hours on the ice, but after a few days, we felt better. It was definitely a great experience and we thank the producers of Speechless profusely for the opportunity.

Be sure to tune in or set your DVR for ABC on Wednesday, December 7 to see the sled hockey team's acting skills.

Hockey in Music City

November 17-20, the LA Kings Sled Hockey team traveled to Nashville to take part in the NHL Sled Classic. This tournament is open for sled hockey teams that are sponsored by an NHL team. In our division, there were two Nashville Sled Pred teams, Tampa Bay Lightning, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Carolina Hurricanes. 

Out of all of those teams, the way the brackets went, the Kings played the Preds 1, the Canes, the Preds 2, and the Penguins during the tournament.

Out of the four games the team played, we won two and lost two. The two we lost we lost by only one goal. It was disappointing to be knocked out in the semi-finals rather than going to the finals in the tourney, but we commend the team for their perseverance and toughness.

Our next tournaments is in San Diego the weekend of January 7-8.
Then on to Phoenix February 10-12.
Then our "home" tournament in Valencia March 3-5.
Then Nationals in San Jose April 6-9.