The NHL continues to set the bar for their mascot integration at their All-Star Weekend. The league does an excellent job using and showcasing their characters making them into marketable stars both for the league and bigger stars in their home markets.
Here you can see the mascots taking part in a mascot hockey game, letting them show some on the ice skills and comedy. Their performances have become a staple of the weekend and something fans anticipate.
NEW YORK – The 2020 NHL Fan Fair™ at St. Louis Union Station will be the site of the sixth annual NHL Mascot Showdown™ as part of the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, Jan. 23-26, in St. Louis, Mo. Fifteen Western Conference mascots, led by the reigning Stanley Cup® Champion St. Louis Blues’ own Louie™, will face fourteen Eastern Conference mascots, guided by ThunderBug™ from the Tampa Bay Lightning, in four days of friendly but fierce competition. The mascots will also appear during NHL All-Star red carpet arrivals outside Enterprise Center starting at 3:30 p.m. CT on Friday, Jan. 24.
The NHL Mascot Showdown™ is one of the most anticipated events at the 2020 NHL Fan Fair™, the official fan festival of the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend. Twenty-nine NHL Mascots™ (not every NHL team has its own mascot) will showcase their hockey skills and athletic prowess, offering family-friendly fun for fans of all ages. For the sixth straight year, NHL in-arena host Mike Todd will handle play-by-play duties for each event. Each competition will be preceded by a mascot parade, a warm up and stretching session led by one of the 29 mascots, a ceremonial puck drop and a group photo. Select young fans in attendance will be able to take part in the warm up and stretching session prior to each planned event.
Thursday, Jan. 23
5 p.m. Musical Chairs – Atlantic Division vs. Pacific Division
7 p.m. Relay Races – Metro Division vs. Central Division
Friday, Jan. 24:
7 p.m. * Dance Competition – All Mascots
Saturday, Jan. 25:
12 p.m. Scavenger Hunt – Metro Division vs. Pacific Division
2 p.m. Talent Show – Atlantic Division vs. Central Division
5:30 p.m. ** Prior to the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Game, the NHL Mascots™ will face-off in their own All-Star Game consisting of two 8-minute periods at Enterprise Center. The game will be live streamed on NHL.com. and on the NHL’s Facebook page.
Sunday, Jan. 26:
12 p.m. Joust – Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference
2 p.m. Dance Competition – Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference
Eastern Conference NHL Mascots
Blades™ from the Boston Bruins
Sabretooth™ from the Buffalo Sabres
Stormy™ from the Carolina Hurricanes
Stinger™ from the Columbus Blue Jackets
Stanley C. Panther™ from the Florida Panthers
Youppi™ from the Montreal Canadiens
NJ Devil™ from the New Jersey Devils
Sparky™ from the New York Islanders
SpartaCat™ from the Ottawa Senators
Gritty™ from the Philadelphia Flyers
Iceburgh™ from the Pittsburgh Penguins
ThunderBug™ from the Tampa Bay Lightning
Carlton™ from the Toronto Maple Leafs
Slapshot™ from the Washington Capitals
Western Conference NHL Mascots
Wild Wing™ from the Anaheim Ducks
Howler™ from the Arizona Coyotes
Harvey the Hound™ from the Calgary Flames
Tommy Hawk™ from the Chicago Blackhawks
Bernie™ from the Colorado Avalanche
Victor E. Green™ from the Dallas Stars
Hunter™ from the Edmonton Oilers
Bailey™ from the Los Angeles Kings
Nordy™ from the Minnesota Wild
Gnash™ from the Nashville Predators
S.J. Sharkie™ from the San Jose Sharks
Louie™ from the St. Louis Blues
Fin™ from the Vancouver Canucks
Chance™ from the Vegas Golden Knights
Moose™ from the Winnipeg Jets
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