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by Dana Fjermestad / New York Islanders
Every NHL player wears equipment fitted exclusively for him. The same is true for each child enrolled in the New York Islanders Hockey Academy. 

Starting Oct. 19th and running through Oct. 21st children scheduled to attend the New York Islanders Hockey Academy will be encouraged to join the Islanders staff for an equipment fitting and consultation for the upcoming season. The equipment fitting is conveniently located at Iceworks in Syosset and will run from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. each day.

Each skater who comes in to pick up his/her equipment will receive a pair skates, a stick, hockey pads, a helmet, a jersey, an equipment bag and a one-on-one tutorial on how to wear their new equipment properly and ensure that everything fits appropriately.

“It is a lot of equipment and a lot of the children are really small,” said Michelle Winter, the Manager of Amateur Hockey Development & Events for the New York Islanders.

During each consultation, members of the New York Islander’s pro shop and staff will cut player’s hockey sticks to size, sharpen skates and answer any questions regarding the program or equipment.  

“They go through every step to make sure we are putting the equipment on the right way,” said Conchetta Fitton, a parent with a 6-year-old son enrolled in the program.  “I’ve recommended the Academy to my friends and it’s one of the reasons why we stayed with the program.”

The satisfaction of every family associated with the Islander’s Hockey Academy is important to the staff members involved. 
“I’m glad we are able to provide this experience for kids,” said Winter. 

For more information on The New York Islanders Hockey Academy and the upcoming equipment fittings, call (516) 501-6764 or email
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