Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Announces Annual Brynas Black-White Game As Part Of Hockey Is For Everyone Initiative

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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom announced on Wednesday that the annual game between Brynas Black-White is set for Thursday, August 15 at Galverinken in his hometown of Gavle, Sweden. The game will feature female hockey players for the first time.

The game is a part of a new “Hockey Is For Everyone” initiative. Brynäs IF has an overall strategy to be a sustainable ice hockey club. Among the UN’s 17 global sustainability goals, gender equality is one of them. It also involves hockey.

Forward Lara Stalder, who has won 111 national matches and is an Olympic bronze for Switzerland on the track record, is one of the four players from the Swedish Women’s League team that will play Black against White. The other three players will come like the NHL players do continuously during the summer.

The game is free to go to and has activities prior to the game, which includes: an autograph signing session, a skills competition, and food.

 

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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1 Response to Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Announces Annual Brynas Black-White Game As Part Of Hockey Is For Everyone Initiative

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