Joey MacDonald hopped on the Islanders RV early Monday morning as the I.C.E. Tour prepared to make its way to two different camps, and visit more than 500 children. The caravan of Islanders vehicles left the Coliseum traveled north to visit some of their youngest fans who attend the Red Robin School and Day Camp in Westbury. From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the I.C.E. Tour had several interactive inflatables set up, as the young fans were greeted by Sparky. Sitting under the awning of the RV was MacDonald, who was a big hit with the young kids, talking to them and giving each of them an autographed picture and some other great Islanders giveaways. Joey also played some street hockey with the children in an attempt to familiarize the youngsters with the sport.
After saying goodbye to the children of Red Robin Day Camp, Joey then hopped back into the RV as the I.C.E. Tour headed south to Wantagh to visit the campers of Maplewood Day Camp. From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., all the interactive inflatables were up and running for the campers to ride, as Joey signed autographs more than 450 children. Joey then participated in an exciting game of street hockey with the campers as the two teams battled to a 4-4 tie.
"Meeting all the children and teaching them how to play hockey was a blast," explained Joey. "It's great to see their interest in the game so high at a time of the year when our sport is usually forgotten about. Hopefully their enthusiasm will carry over to the season and they can come down to the Coliseum and cheer us on."
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