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Wings help needy, distribute unsold food

Four Midwest teams to be recognized by EPA

Friday, 03.18.2011 / 1:52 PM ET / Press Release
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Wings help needy, distribute unsold food
NEW YORK -- The four National Hockey League Clubs based in the Midwestern U.S. will receive a different kind of award at the close of the 2010-11 NHL regular season. The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency will honor the Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild for their commitment to recovering all prepared but untouched concession food as part of the NHL’s partnership with Rock and Wrap it Up!

To date, the four Clubs have combined to divert nearly 12 tons of waste from reaching landfills, while providing 18,000 meals to local community shelters.

In cooperation with food provider Olympia Entertainment, the Red Wings have rerouted 13,071 pounds of food. Olympia Entertainment and Forgotten Harvest coordinate the pick-up and distribution from Joe Louis Arena after Red Wings’ home games. On March 2t, the EPA will celebrate the Red Wings’ environmental achievements, presenting the club with a plaque at an on-ice, pre-game ceremony.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year celebrates 40 years of tangible improvements to the health and the environment of the American people. The Agency is honoring Rock and Wrap It Up! and the National Hockey League for their participation in its WasteWise Food Recovery Challenge, which encourages participants to reduce, donate, and recycle as much of their food waste as possible, thereby saving money and protecting the environment.

"US EPA congratulates the Midwest NHL teams for helping to solve two problems at the same time: feeding the hungry and reducing the volume of waste sent to landfills," said EPA regional administrator Susan Hedman. "We look forward to working with the NHL to expand Rock and Wrap It Up! next year."

In October, the National Hockey League announced a partnership with Rock and Wrap It Up! to fight hunger and prevent waste across the United States and Canada. This season, all 30 of the League's Member Clubs have committed to work with RWU to pack up all prepared but unsold concession food on game nights for redistribution to local shelters and places of need. As of March 1, NHL Clubs have provided 120,000 meals while keeping more than 80 tons of food waste from landfills.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80