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This Week In Avalanche Hockey - Feb. 11

Avs Play Four Games This Week, Including Montreal & Ottawa at Home

Wednesday, 02.11.2009 / 4:20 PM / Features
By Jeff Jacobson
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This Week In Avalanche Hockey - Feb. 11
The Colorado Avalanche hopes to pick up where it left off at Pepsi Center as the Avs host the Montreal Canadiens for the first time in three years on Friday.  The Avalanche has won its last two home games and sports a 16-13-0 overall record on home ice this year.

Colorado will then head to Detroit to face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings on Sunday before returning home to host Ottawa on Tuesday.

Don’t miss your chance to see Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens. A limited number of tickets remain.


UPCOMING GAMES
Date Opponent Time (MT) TV/Radio
Wed, Feb. 11 at Minnesota 6:00 p.m. Altitude / AM 1510
Fri, Feb. 13 MONTREAL 7:00 p.m. Altitude HD / AM 1510
Sun, Feb. 15 at Detroit 3:00 p.m. Altitude / AM 1510
Tues, Feb. 17 OTTAWA 7:30 p.m. Altitude HD / AM 1510


ALTITUDE FLASHBACK NIGHT
Altitude Sports & Entertainment, the television home of the Avalanche, will broadcast the 2nd period of Friday night’s game against the Canadiens in black and white with an “old time” coverage style. The telecast changes are in celebration of the Canadiens’ 100th season playing in the NHL and will give viewers a flashback to what it was like when hockey was first shown on TV.

Altitude’s “old time” coverage will begin at the start of the 2nd period following an explanation from Mike Haynes and Peter McNab about the Canadiens’ 100th season and the history of the NHL on television. Style changes to the broadcast will include: the picture changing from color to black and white, a reduced number of cuts and camera angles during action, simpler graphics with player names in an old font style, simple dissolves to replays rather than animation, and Kyle Keefe reporting rinkside in old style coat and hat.

Click here to watch a promo for Friday's game


SALEI, HEJDUK MAKE NHL.COM’S WEEKLY TOP 10 LISTS
Milan Hejduk’s goal against Dallas on Feb. 5 made NHL.com’s list of the Top 10 goals last week. Hejduk’s marker, his 20th of the season, came in at No. 9. Ruslan Salei was also No. 9 on NHL.com’s charts last week, but in hits, not goals. Salei’s hip check on Dallas’ Stephane Robidas came in as the ninth-best hit of the week.

Check out Hejduk’s goal

Watch Salei’s hit on Robidas


HOCKEY WEEKEND ACROSS AMERICA
The Colorado Avalanche is proud to participate in Hockey Weekend Across America, a three-day, nationwide celebration of the sport of hockey held this upcoming Friday through Sunday. In recognition of the event, the Avalanche will be offering a free ticket to Friday’s game against Montreal for any child 16 and younger wearing their youth team jersey with the purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets go on sale Friday at Noon.

On Saturday, Hyland Hills Hockey will host a OneGoal Skate for any child interested in playing ice hockey. The OneGoal sessions will be from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Westminster Promenade Ice Center. On Sunday, youth players are invited to send an email to heroes@pepsicenter.com, explaining who their hockey hero is and why. This person can be a favorite coach or anyone else that is influential in the youth player's hockey life. The top three entries will all receive prizes, including tickets to upcoming Avalanche games.

Click here to see complete details and information about HWAA


AVALANCHE CHARITY BRUNCH RAISES OVER $95,000
The annual Colorado Avalanche Charity Brunch hosted by the Avs Better Halves was held on Feb. 8 at the Marriott City Center in downtown Denver, with the sold-out event raising in excess of $95,000 for local children’s charities. This event included a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind gift baskets filled with Avalanche players’ “favorite things” and a buffet brunch served by Avalanche players and coaches. The day’s highlight was the fashion show pairing Avalanche players and coaches with special ambassadors from The Children’s Hospital. Since 1995, the Colorado Avalanche Charity Fund has made donations in excess of $11.5 million to local charities that promote the health and welfare of children and families throughout Colorado

Click here to watch a video from the brunch

Click here to view a photo gallery from the event


AVALANCHE ALL-ACCESS
The weekly Avalanche show on Altitude Sports & Entertainment features a behind-the-scenes look at Avalanche players and coaches. This week’s show (Feb. 11) features: a look back on the Avalanche Charity Brunch, the Avalanche Pee Wee Team skating with Avs players (John-Michael Liles, T.J. Hensick and Peter Budaj) and a player clinic with Avs winger Cody McLeod.

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