Anaheim Ducks Dia De Los Muertos Night
Anaheim Ducks Dia De Los Muertos Night was held on November 1, 2023. The Ducks hosted the Arizona Coyotes to get the 5th one in their winning streak.
Dia de los Muertos(DDLM) is a holiday observed most commonly by creating ofrendas (home altars) with food and beverages that were the departed's favorites in remembrance of friends and family who have passed away. The holiday generally lasts for 2 days after beginning on November 1.
Marigold Flowers and Calaveras, a skull made with sugar or clay are used along with ofrendas to honor the dead. Ducks took part in that celebration this year as well with the night including numerous activities and performances.
The 2022 celebration included a special jersey worn by the players during the warmups designed by Anaheim-based artist Gustavo Jaimes.
The 2023 celebration began at 5:30 with exciting activities and performances like face painting, food trucks, Mariachi performances by Mariachi Nuevo, and more. They also gave chances for fans to view ofrendas in multiple areas in their home Honda Center.
The game began after the national anthem performed by the members of the Mariachi Nuevo Jalisciense. It featured a live audio broadcast in Spanish available in their Alternate Language Stream.
The play-by-play for their Spanish broadcast was done by Jesse Beltran, who is in his fourth year doing the DDLM broadcasts for the Ducks. He was joined by Colombian National Ice Hockey team Head coach Sam Uisprapsassorn, making his debut as the Color analyst.
The Ducks were going into the home game against the Coyotes with a 4-win streak on the road, looking to extend that streak to 5, which they were successful in doing. Terry Troy got the game-winning goal at 64' in overtime after scoring two at 4' and 10' in the first period.
The streak now stands at 6 wins after the 4-2 win against the 2023 Stanley Cup champions Vegas Golden Knights. The Ducks won the game with a comeback in the third period, scoring 4 goals and overturning the Knights' 2-0 lead.