U.S. Army gets assist from NHL with equipment
Technically, the hottest hockey these days isn’t being contested in Chicago or Philadelphia. That honor goes to the contests between soldiers stationed in Iraq, where it reaches 120 degrees.
“But it’s a dry heat,” retired SGT. First Class Joseph Bowser cracked.
Soon, those soldiers will have new street hockey gear to play games with. On Monday, the NHL, UPS and the U.S. Army, in celebration of the U.S. Army’s 235th anniversary, donated multiple sets of official NHL-licensed street hockey equipment and apparel to help launch the first NHL Street Hockey League at Camp Victory in Baghdad.