So, this is going to be all kinds of awesome:
When the AAA U-18 Junior Kings and Junior Ducks arrived at Toyota Sports Center for a recent game, they had no idea that their game would be the centerpiece of a FOX Sports West broadcast, complete with broadcasters, reporters, ice crews and mascots.
The typical assortment of parents and siblings dotted the crowd.
But suddenly, the lights were dimmed and the spotlight shown on the tunnel of the NHL rink at the Toyota Sports Center. Out came the Kings’ mascot, Bailey, and his Ducks counterpart, Wild Wing.
Then, in the stands a processional of sorts came through. Dozens of fans clad in orange with signs filtered in chanting “Lets go Ducks”, followed by more in purple and black shouting “Go Kings Go”.
The PA system blared as did the music. This was no ordinary junior hockey game — it was now a big-league matchup.
After tonight’s Kings Live post-game show, keep your television tuned to FOX Sports West for the Freeway Faceoff, U-18 style.