Joey MacDonald continued his week of visits to local camps, schools, rinks, and recreation programs on Tuesday when he teamed up with the I.C.E. Tour for stops in two different locations. The first stop of the day was in Huntington, where Joey and his entourage of Sparky, the Ice Girls, and I.C.E. Tour inflatables stopped at Project Play, a day camp at Huntington Intermediary School. The I.C.E. Tour was greeted to several banners that the campers made in preparation for their visit from the Islanders. From 9am to 11am, the children of Project Play got to go on all of the interactive inflatables, meet MacDonald, and they even got to play a game of street hockey with him. Each child also walked away with some great Islander giveaways and had a great time!
After saying goodbye to the young fans he met in Huntington, Joey boarded the RV and headed over to the Physical Fitness Center at Hofstra University to meet the more than 500 children enrolled in their summer camps. From 1pm to 3:30pm, children filed into the gym and got a chance to meet the Islander goalie. After signing autographs for each child, Joey then played over five different games of street hockey with the kids against Team Sparky. Joey gave fans a sneak peak of what they can expect from him this season, sprawling out and making some great saves as he was in net for his team.
"We saw a ton of children today, and played a lot of hockey." MacDonald said. "It's great for the sport to get all these children playing at such a young age. It's an honor to be a part of an organization as dedicated to the community and youth hockey as the Islanders and I am having a great time helping them this week."