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'Hockey Capital USA': City of Denver has a new nickname

The Mile High City is commemorating quadruple hockey championships with a new nickname.

DENVER — It's official. The Mile High City is "Hockey Capital USA."

The City of Denver is celebrating the start of hockey season with the launch of “Hockey Capital USA” to commemorate the quadruple hockey championship year.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and city officials held a media event in downtown Denver on Thursday where they unveiled a large hockey puck.

Located outside of Denver's Union Station, the puck includes the names of all 88 players from Denver’s four 2022 championship teams: Colorado Avalanche, University of Denver (DU) Pioneers, Denver East Hockey and Pee-Wee Jr. Avs.

“At all levels, Denver’s hockey teams dominated the competition out there on the ice and brought home championships," Hancock said. "And with their phenomenal play, these players captured the hearts of fans throughout Colorado and across the nation as they scored big in 2022.”

The Hockey Capital USA puck will make additional appearances throughout the year including: Ball Arena, Magness Arena and Civic Center for the Holidays.

The 2022 Stanley Cup champion Avalanche begin the 2022-23 season on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Ball Arena in Denver. The hockey club will raise their championship banner before a 7:30 p.m. game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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