Friday kicks off the sixth annual Hockey Day Across America with wear your jersey day. Over the last 20 years hockey has really grown in the states. Just look at how many Americans are now in the NHL, playing at a high level, and how well team USA has done on the international stage. This year at the World Juniors Tournament team USA won gold, beating Canada and Sweden.

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This means on Friday you need to pull out that Joe Sackic, Patrick Roy or Peter Forsberg jersey from the back of your closet and wear it with pride.

getty images/ Federko going into the Hockey Hall of Fame

I know not everyone is a Colorado Avalanche fan, so wear your favorite jersey from whichever team you love. I will wear my old school #24 Bernie Federko Blues Jersey. Then sit back and enjoy a killer weekend of NHL games across this great country.