The Staples Center will be renamed to the Crypto.com arena in a matter of days, all of the signage has been removed but the energy remains the same in the legendary Los Angeles arena. Watch a video highlight of the first ever NHL Filipino Heritage Night with the Los Angeles Kings as they took on Fil-Canadian player Matt Dumba and the Minnesota Wild.
The LA Kings celebrated their first Filipino Heritage Night by turning the center into a fun house party with FilAm DJs E-Rock and Nico Blitz taking turns DJing during the periods. Video shot & edited by Tex, photos by Marc Wood.
Jeserey sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem, GRAMMY nominated DJ Flict rode the Zamboni and was recognized during the game while Blackish actor, Miles Brown, was interviewed pre-game with his Filipina and Mexican mom, Cyndee Brown.
Special guests like Marisa Pizarro, SVP of A&R at Def Jam, Byron Atienza, VP of Digital at Capitol Records, Christian Gopez of FilAmNationSelect, Zeena Koda of North Face and Jason Lustina of SoCalFilipinos also celebrated their Filipino heritage by attending.
Pre-game, Bailey and Jude from FTLF and the IMC Dance Group performed at the LA Kings Fan Fest which also included a performance by the Kings drumline and LA City Breakers.
Post game, artists like Larren Wong took to the rink to show off their ice skating skills. See photos from the event below and stay tuned for a full video recap on MYX.
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