Largest scoreboard of its kind in the world unveiled at Devils’ season opener

The gargantuan scoreboard is nearly four stories tall, weighs 44 tons (that’s more than 88,000 pounds) and contains nearly 30 million pixels.

3rd annual charity hockey game at Prudential Center will benefit spinal cord research

On Friday, April 21st, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, hosts of the top-rated “Boomer & Carton” morning show will co-host the Third Annual Mike Nichols Charity Hockey Game to benefit spinal cord research and quality of life initiatives.

Doitall Kelly: “Party with me” for free at Apr. 6 Devils hockey game

For the past few weeks on Instagram, All Star Barbershop and 211 Media Group have been inviting the barber shop’s customers to get free New Jersey Devils hockey tickets along with their haircuts.

 

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And 211’s Doitall Kelly, who is one-third of the hip hop group Lords of the Underground, recently took a group of Newark and East Orange elementary school students to see a Devils hockey game. That’s Doitall and his group on the lower left.

 

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(For our part, BrickCityLive.com gave away four free tickets for the March 16th game versus the Philadelphia Flyers.)

It’s all a part of the Prudential Center and Devils’ effort to bring more community members out to Devils hockey games, under the leadership of Chief Marketing Officer for both the arena and the Devils, Dan Cherry III.

This is Dan Cherry III. Image courtesy Prudential Center.

Back in August of 2016, Dan told us he would be innovative about his approach to bringing more locals out to Prudential Center to see the game. In engaging venues like barbershops and tastemakers like Doitall, Cherry and his team have made good on that pledge.

With the season winding down, Doitall invited his Instagram followers  to “come party with us to close the season out!” with free tickets to the Devils game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, April 6th. According to his Instagram video, those interested can pick up tickets from All Star Barbershop at 522 Central Avenue in Newark (or just send Doitall a direct message) to collect the free tickets while they last.

Check out Doitall’s full video below:

NHL sets up shop at Championship Plaza for free fan experience to celebrate league centennial this weekend

The National Hockey League has taken the celebration of their 100th anniversary on the road, and this weekend, they’re making their first stop in the tri-state, and fifteenth overall, when the mobile fan arena rolls through Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza.

New Jersey Devils will host Pride Night at the Prudential Center on February 27th

The New Jersey Devils will host their first ever Pride Night at Prudential Center on Monday, February 27th at 7 p.m.

Explore history of black NHL players at free Soul on Ice screening at Prudential Center this Sunday

Prudential Center’s free screening of Soul on Ice: Past, Present & Future on Sunday, February 12th will explore the history of black players in the NHL. After the screening, stay for a panel featuring Willie O’Ree, the NHL’s first black player; Devils forward Devante Smith-Pelly; former Devils captain Bryce Salvador; former player and television analyst Anson Carter; and Damon Kwame Mason, the film’s director.

Traditional Karate opens new location downtown Newark. A word with head instructor Jonas Filho

Already an established presence in the Ironbound, Traditional Karate of Newark has opened a brand new location downtown. We sat down with the dojo’s owner and head instructor, Brazil native Jonas Filho, to discuss the benefits of martial arts and why he chose to open a second facility.

Newark-bred boxing phenom Shakur Stevenson makes Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

Forbes Magazine announced its annual lists of 30 movers and shakers under 30 years old, and Newark’s own Olympic boxing silver medalist Shakur Stevenson, 19, made the magazine’s sports list.

Prudential Center, Prudential Financial and NJ Devils launch initiative to recognize individuals committed to Newark

For the next four months, Prudential Center, Prudential and New Jersey Devils will recognize a total of eight people who have demonstrated their commitment to Newark. One of the eight will win a pair of tickets to Prudential Center events for an entire year.
How to get a shot at being recognized as one of “Newark’s Cornerstones,” or nominate someone who you think should be recognized for their service to the city.