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While their classmates demonstrated stick-handling, passing and shooting skills, students at Creekside Elementary cheered them on as they learned more about Canada’s national game.
The event, presented by BC Hockey, was one of 39 stops in various communities on the Road to the 2019 World Junior Championship tour taking place through October and November. The goal of the school visit was to promote sport participation and healthy living, demonstrate basic hockey skills and drum up excitement for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship.
As with each stop on the tour, Creekside Elementary received a donation of two sets of floorball equipment, coupled with a curriculum resource for teachers.
“The kids were thrilled and many said they are going to try and join hockey now,” said principal Margaret Geddes. “Students couldn’t wait to try out the new sticks during PE and intra-murals.”
The school visits are meant to inspire kids and welcome new participants to hockey as BC Hockey celebrates its 100th Anniversary and the lead-up to the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, which begin Dec. 26 in Vancouver and Victoria.