Hockey Is For Everyone girls get their chance to skate at Ci

Hockey Is For Everyone girls get their chance to skate at Ci

Postautor: Angel92 » 8 sty 2018, o 07:44

Hockey truly was for everyone at the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citi Field on Monday.ObrazekPrior to the game between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres at the home of the New York Mets, girls ages 8 and under from Ice Hockey in Harlem, a Hockey Is For Everyone program, scrimmaged on an auxiliary rink adjacent to the big sheet of ice.The Ice Hockey in Harlem girls were joined by girls from New Rochelle Lightning and Westchester Emmitt Smith Youth Jersey Hockey. The 20 youngsters suited up in a locker room next to the Mets bullpen and headed to the rink Dave Keon Authentic Jersey roughly 90 minutes before the puck dropped on the Winter Classic."USA Hockey, we've had record numbers; especially (children 8 and under), we had record numbers," said Kevin Erlenbach, an assistant executive director with USA Hockey who skated with the girls, along with instructors from each of the three groups. "We coached 20,000 8-and-under players for the first time ever. But overall, we have Alan Branch Jersey over 70,000 girls and women playing."I have three daughters, and one of them won't even watch a game unless she sees a ponytail poking out the back."Women's hockey continues to grow in popularity in the United States heading into the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics next month. The U.S. women lost the gold medal game in overtime against Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics."The women are just good role models too," Erlenbach said. "They care and they reach out and they want to be those role models. It's awesome. To bring it here, which is so unique, it's fun."There was no shortage of fun despite frigid conditions Monday. The sun was shining on the 20 girls who got to an enjoy an experience they'll likely never forget."It's just so awesome," Vladimir Sobotka Jersey Womens Erlenbach said. "For a lot of these kids, these kids get to skate outside a little bit, but there's nothing more pure and more fun than to do it in front of 40,000-plus people."
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