NCAA Hockey All-Stars Host Youth Clinic At Kettler Capitals Iceplex
/ Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The NCAA® Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament concludes in our nation’s capital this weekend with a schedule of events culminating with the crowning of the 2009 Frozen Four champions on Saturday, April 11. Before the puck drops for the championship game, NCAA Division I hockey players will conduct a youth clinic at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Washington Capitals captain Chris Clark, who played four years of college hockey at Clarkson, will be on the ice offering instruction to bantam and midget players from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
The fully-interactive clinic has been specifically designated for youth hockey players from mites to midgets, and their parents, to participate in fun-filled, educational, hockey-related activities. It is an opportunity for NCAA student-athletes who take part in Friday night’s Skills Challenge to coach youth in a variety of skills including puck-handling, skating, shooting, and stick-handling. Participants will meet and learn from many of the top players in NCAA hockey. On display throughout the clinic will be the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, which will be given to the men’s college hockey player of the year on Friday night. The youth players will also be given exciting items including a jersey from Bauer Hockey.
Participation in the clinic costs $20. For more information about the clinic, including times for specific age groups, or to enroll go to http://www.gwsportsalliance.com/frozenfour/youth_clinic.html.
The 2009 Men’s Frozen Four marks the first time an NCAA Championship, in any sport, will be awarded in the District of Columbia. For more information about the Frozen Four at the Verizon Center, including the Friday Night at the Frozen Four awards and skills event, go to http://www.gwsportsalliance.com/frozenfour/home.html.