Hockey is for Everyone

Detroit Ice Dreams embodies ‘hockey is for everyone’

“Hockey Day in America” isn’t just a celebration of the sport at the highest, NHL level. It’s also about how the sport is growing in the U.S., making it more accessible in more ways than one.

One of the best examples can be seen with Jason McCrimmon’s Detroit Ice Dreams Youth Hockey Association, which you can learn more about in the fantastic video above. It’s one thing to say that hockey is for everyone, but people like McCrimmon are putting in the work to make such dreams a reality.

NBC Sports is celebrating Hockey Day in America with an NHL Sunday tripleheader on NBC and NBCSN, as well as a collection of stories and features which explore hockey’s impact and influence across the U.S.

Pre-game studio coverage begins at noon ET on NBC with NHL Live, which will be on-site in Hockeytown at The Rink at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit, Mich. Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will anchor pre-game, intermission and post-game coverage throughout the day alongside analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. In addition, Tappen will provide reports and interviews from the Team USA vs. Canada women’s hockey game at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Sunday afternoon.

NBC Hockey Day in America schedule:
N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh – NBC – 12:30 p.m. ET (Watch live)
St. Louis at Minnesota – NBC – 3:30 p.m. ET (Watch live)
Philadelphia at Detroit – NBCSN –  6 p.m. ET (Watch live)

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.