The New Jersey Devils are participating in Try Hockey for Free day, a nation wide event to introduce young kids to hockey by getting them on the ice. Try Hockey for Free is one of the events that fall under Come Play Hockey Month, an initiative put together by the NHL and USA Hockey to help increase participation of hockey in the United States.This Saturday, November 5th, more than 430 hockey rinks are opening up to get kids between 4-9 years old in pads and skates to teach them about the sport that we all love, for free!
The Devils are hosting their Try Hockey For Free event at the AmeriHealth Pavilion, next door to the Prudential Center. Starting at 1:30PM, kids will get the chance to learn how to play with the help of some of our very own New Jersey Devils alumni, Ken Daneyko and Grant Marshall. Joining them is NHL pioneer, Willie O’Ree as the NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone (HIFE) ambassador. Being the first black person to play in the NHL, O’Ree has paved the way for future players and is currently NHL’s Director of Youth Development. He will be a guest on NHL Live! tonight at 6:30PM to talk about tomorrow’s event.
It’s open to the public so feel free to stop by and bring the kids!