Hockey Fest schedule announced - LA Kings Insider

The Kings released the schedule for Hockey Fest ’14, which will take place this Sunday at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.

While releasing the schedule, the Kings also noted that the Russian All-Star team that had been due to challenge Kings alumni in an exhibition / fundraiser Sunday night would not be able to take part “due to circumstances beyond the club’s control.” An LA City and County Fire Department team will face Kings alumni instead, and a portion of event proceeds will benefit the Widows, Orphans, and Disabled Firefighters Fund.

Hockey Fest is sold out, though fans can still attend by purchasing a ticket to the Alumni vs Firefighters game (tix here) or the Royal Feast Dinner (tix here), the latter of which will take place later that evening at Salt Creek Grille in El Segundo. Proceeds from all three events will benefit the Kings Care Foundation.

Kings alumni set to participate in the Alumni Game include Luc Robitaille, Nelson Emerson, Craig Johnson, Mike Donnelly, Jim Fox, Daryl Evans, Ron Duguay, Charlie Simmer, Rob Blake, Sean O’Donnell, Jaroslav Modry, Mike O’Connell and Jamie Storr. Rogie Vachon and Glen Murray will serve as honorary coaches. Here’s another reminder that events are always subject to change.

2014 Hockey Fest (prettier version here)

7:00 AM
Hockey Fest opens

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM (Stage)
Photos with the Stanley Cup

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (NHL Ice)
LA Kings Rookie Camp

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM (Stage)
State of the Franchise/Team Introductions
Moderated by Bob Miller

11:00 AM -11:45 AM (Stage)
Kids Press Conference
Matt Greene, Jonathan Quick, Jarret Stoll, Justin Williams
Hosted by Jay Flats

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Olympic Ice)
LA Kings Sled Hockey Exhibition Game
Guest Coaches Kyle Clifford, Alec Martinez

11:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Pond Ice)
Public Skate

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM (Stage)
Hollywood Game Night
Dustin Brown, Trevor Lewis, Anze Kopitar, Alec Martinez
Hosted by Jay Flats and Carrlyn Bathe

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM (Autograph Station)
LA Kings Alumni Autograph Session #1

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM (Olympic Ice)
Lil Kings Clinic

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM (NHL Ice)
Special Needs Exhibition Game
Guest Coaches Dwight King, Jordan Nolan

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM (Stage)
My Day with the Stanley Cup
Jeff Carter, Robyn Regehr, Tyler Toffoli, Coach Darryl Sutter
Moderated by Bob Miller

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM (Autograph Station)
LA Kings Alumni Autograph Session #2

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Olympic Ice)
Kings Youth Hockey Clinic
Guest Coaches Marian Gaborik, Slava Voynov

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM (NHL Ice)
Hawthorne Force Exhibition Game
Guest Coaches Martin Jones, Tanner Pearson

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (Stage)
Stories From the Road
Derek Armstrong, Sean O’Donnell, Luc Robitaille, Charlie Simmer
Moderated by Jim Fox

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (Autograph Station)
LA Kings Alumni Autograph Session #3

4:30 PM (NHL Ice)
Kings Alumni vs Firefighters

6:30 PM (Salt Creek Grille)
Royal Feast

I’ll post a reminder tomorrow on several other upcoming events, including the 5K walk to benefit Hydrocephalus Association on Saturday and Monday’s golf tournament benefiting Children’s Hospital.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.