Devils Beach Bash brings hockey to the shore

Logan Baggaley takes a shot at some of the hockey beach games offered at the Devils Beach Bash on Saturday, Aug. 18. PHOTO BY DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — With the hype for a new hockey season heating up, the New Jersey Devils brought the thrills of the rink to the beach for their third annual Devils Beach Bash.

On Saturday, Aug. 18, the National Hockey League team brought all sorts of games and activities to their over 800 fans at the Jenkinson’s Inlet Bar, including a dunk tank, limbo, and numerous hockey related games.

“I definitely came down here to Point Pleasant Beach more often as a kid, but its exactly like I remember it,” said Kyle Palmieri, left wing and New Jersey native of the Devils.

“The event is definitely different, but its great to meet our fans away from the rink and really get to know them in a different way and at a place that everyone can enjoy — I mean who doesn’t love the beach,” he added.

Along with Palmieri were teammates, Travis Zajac and Keith Kinkaid. The current players were also joined by a set of notable former players including, Stanley Cup champions Ken Daneyko, Bruce Driver and Brick native Jim Dowd, as well as former captain Bryce Salvador.

There was unlimited barbecue food, a Devils cap and much more for all in attendance.

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