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February 21 | Stick Salute Day


We raise our sticks as the ultimate salute in our sport. So many hockey heroes go unnoticed throughout hockey: parents, coaches, families and friends.

Maybe your local volunteer Zam driver, or your town’s legendary coach has had a tremendous impact on your life. This is your chance to let them know how special they are to you, by tagging @usahockey in your stick salute.

USA Hockey will be celebrating with stick salutes of our own coaches, officials, volunteers and local hockey heroes who make our organization so special.

Daily Challenge

Post your own stick salute to a personal hockey hero.

Use your social media channels to give some recognition to someone who's impacted your hockey journey by recording a short video message, posting a photo or simply sharing a quick story about them. 

Feature Stories

Learn about some unfamiliar, but extremely deserving, hockey heroes in the list of features below. Make sure to give them some props by sharing your favorite story on your social media channels. 

Features | Stick Salutes

Rico Phillips Provides Hope

Al Montoya Growing Hockey

Chi-Yin Tse Giving Back To Hockey

Young Official Inspires Others

Delaney Wolf Hockey Humanitarian

Cosmo Clark Coach in Chief

Mon., Feb. 19 USA Day
Tues., Feb. 20 Hockey Is For Everyone Day
Wed., Feb. 21 Stick Salute Day
Thur., Feb. 22 Hockey History Day
Fri., Feb. 23 Hockey Jersey Day
Sat., Feb. 24 Try Hockey For Free Day
Sun., Feb. 25 Welcome To Hockey Day

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A young boy, in a black Bauer helmet and a navy USA Hockey/NHL jersey sits on the ice and smiles during Try Hockey For Free Day