Pride Night, February 28th, 2020 vs Colorado Avalanche
I always find joy in Pride Night. It puts an exclamation point on my favorite month of hockey. Not only is it the month with the trade deadline on February 24th, but more importantly it is “Hockey is for Everyone” highlight month. I say “highlight” because hockey is ALWAYS for everyone.
Pride Night helps show that as players proudly display pride tape on their sticks and the fans adorn pride tape on their jerseys and storm flags. This year they will take it even further as reports say that players from across the league plan on attending pride parades all across North America.
I love that the Colorado Avalanche are the opponents for this game. Not only is this the only chance for you to come watch amazing players like Mikko Rantanen or Nathan MacKinnon, but also a chance to celebrate Pride Night with on of the only teams from last season that actually called it “Pride Night” over “Hockey is for Everyone” night.
Its one of those few nights that aren’t made special by anything other than what it means to the fans. There are no parading men and women in uniform, special chorus, special jersey, or giveaways. What makes this night special is that it is supporting everyone who is a part of or has been influenced by the LGBTQ community.
It doesn’t hurt that it is one of the 15 nights that the Carolina Hurricanes will rock their incredible third jerseys. But that is only the black cherry on top of a rainbow frosted cake of hockey is for everyone goodness.