PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Sarah Palin's next faceoff will come at center ice at an NHL arena, not at a debate.
The GOP vice presidential nominee will drop the ceremonial first puck when the Philadelphia Flyers open the regular season against the New York Rangers on Saturday. Palin, the Alaska governor and self-described ``hockey mom,'' will join the winner of a team promotion for the ``Ultimate Hockey Mom'' to drop the puck.
Last month, Palin visited a Philadelphia bar with Flyers owner Ed Snider, who has donated money to Republican presidential nominee John McCain's campaign.
``Because of the tremendous amount of publicity she has brought to our sport, we invited the most popular hockey mom in North America to our home opener to help us get our season started,'' Snider said in a team statement Wednesday. ``We are very excited she has accepted our offer and we are very proud of the publicity she is generating for hockey moms and the sport of hockey.''
affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms. The winner will appear on the ice with Palin for opening faceoff.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Senators vs. Penguins Game 5 Pick Can the Pittsburgh Penguins take control of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight when they host the Ottawa Senators in...
Thumbnail Predators vs. Ducks Game 5 Who will take the pivotal Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals when the Anaheim Ducks host the Nashville Predators...
Thumbnail Penguins vs. Senators Game 4 Pick Will the Pittsburgh Penguins find a way to even up the series when they meet up with the Ottawa Senators tonight at 8PM ET in Game...
Thumbnail Ducks vs. Predators Game 4 Pick Can the Nashville Predators take a commanding lead in the Western Conference Finals when they host the Anaheim Ducks in Game 4...

NHL Team Pages