Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Jr. Knights give back to next generation of players at Try Hockey for Free event

PITTSTON, P.A. — The players of the 18U Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Jr. Knights team have never forgotten the thrill of playing hockey for the first time. On November 4, they passed that experience on to a new generation of players at the national USA Hockey Try Hockey for Free Day event at their home rink, Revolution Ice Centre in Pittston, Pennsylvania.

The team set up equipment and helped fit gear for 38 children, ages 4 to 9, as they got their first taste of skating and ice hockey. Guided by Knights Head Coach Andy Scott, the team enthusiastically guided the children through basic hockey drills to give them an idea of whether they might want to pursue hockey in the future.   

It was the first Try Hockey for Free event of the season, where participating rinks offering free equipment and at least one hour of ice time for young kids to try the sport out with zero risk or commitment. The next national Try Hockey for Free events will take place on the weekend of February 24. 

The Knights will also be volunteering at Revolution Ice Centre’s next “Learn to Play” and “In-House Youth Hockey” sessions in their continued effort to provide as many people as possible with the invaluable opportunity to fall in love with the game of hockey. 

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