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Quigley to Host "Hockey Day on the Hill"
Event To Celebrate Hockey And Special Guest, The Stanley Cup

WASHINGTON--On Monday, Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) will host "Hockey Day on the Hill" at the U.S. Capitol to celebrate the game of hockey and honor his special guest, the Stanley Cup, the oldest and most revered trophy in all professional sports.

Members of Congress will take part in a ceremonial puck drop to pay homage to the game and commemorate the upcoming 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic outdoor game between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 1 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will mark the fourth consecutive season the NHL has played a regular season outdoor game on New Year's Day, now an annual tradition.

Following the ceremonial puck drop, youth hockey players from the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club will pose for photos with the Stanley Cup.

Quigley, who is an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan and plays hockey twice a week, spoke on the House floor the morning after the Blackhawks won the 2010 Stanley Cup Championship and introduced a resolution honoring the team.

WHEN: Monday, December 13, 2010
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. NHL Winter Classic Ceremonial Puck Drop
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Stanley Cup photo opportunity

WHERE: East Capitol Steps

WHO: Rep. Mike Quigley, Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club founder and community activist Neal Henderson, youth hockey players from Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club, and other invited special guests.


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