On Saturday August 25th, the Anaheim Ducks and Athletic Sports Fund of America (ASFA) put on the 15th edition of the Fedorin Cup – a charity hockey game featuring players ranging from the legendary (Teemu Selanne) to the somewhat less legendary (beer league player Nicole Birenbaum), and everyone in-between. I attended the event, which raises funds for worthy causes like Hockey Fights Cancer, the American Cancer Society, and the USC Norris Cancer Center, among others.
To read a full write-up of the event, make sure to check out my piece at the Sunbelt Hockey Journal.
After the jump, check out some of the additional photographs I took at the event.
As of this writing, we’re only about a half-hour away from the first puck drop in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils. As a hockey fan, I’m ecstatic. I’ve got butterflies. As an Anaheim Ducks fan, I feel a little bit sick.
In today’s Orange County Register, Jeff Miller wrote a piece about Ducks fans actively rooting against The Kings in the Final. In it, Miller offers quotes from a handful of self-described ‘die hard’ Ducks fans who just about all agree that the Kings winning the Cup would, on a scale from one-to-‘the worst ever,’ rank in at right under apocalyptic. Maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration – but it’s not too huge of a leap. One such fan who sent in an email response, went as far as to say, “God help us if the Kings win the Cup.”
Another fan, Brian Clausman, of Newport Beach, opined, “I want to see [The Kings] lose, period. If they win, those fans will come in our building wearing their hats and T-shirts. I just don’t want to hear that crap.” Is this representative of the feelings of the majority of Ducks fans? Should it be?