By Mark MacKenzie-USA TODAY SportsThe NHL is holding a land-sprinkling ceremony at the New Jersey Devils’ home arena in Newark on Saturday to celebrate the city’s land pride.
The land-clearing is a part of the league’s annual celebration of the land and the New York landscape, and it marks the beginning of a new season.
The ceremony will take place in the Devils’ arena, where the team has been playing since 2011.
The Devils announced the land-lover’s event on Friday, saying the league would hold its annual land-swinging celebration in Newark.
The Devils’ season-ticket holders will also receive a $10 gift card, which will be distributed to those fans who attend the ceremony.
The land-lifting celebration began after the Devils defeated the Washington Capitals 5-2 in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday.
Devils owner Terry Pegula was an early supporter of the New World Order and a proponent of a landswinging league, and he called it “the new American dream.”
The Devils, who are owned by the NHL, also are owned in part by the city of Newark, which is home to Newark Liberty University, where Pegula teaches.