The Edmonton Oilers have announced the introduction of 2nd Shift, a new program that will provide opportunities for youth to participate in the game of hockey. Edmonton Oilers Alumni, Fernando Pisani and Jason Chimera will be leading the program and teaching the next generation of hockey players, with the support of Hockey Edmonton instructors.
The 2nd Shift program will be easily accessible and affordable, and designed to help bridge the gap between learn-to-play programs, such as the Oilers successful First Shift, a partnership between the club and the NHL and NHLPA, and minor hockey registration. It will provide kids and parents with more exposure to the sport through easy to access skill development and learning sessions to encourage continued participation in the sport.
"The overall objective of 2nd Shift is to create an atmosphere for the participants that is positive and memorable," said Fernando Pisani. "It's important to continue to stimulate the desire to play hockey in Canada and to provide families the opportunity to experience the game at its best."
This program will be open to all children between the ages of six and ten years old, who have never previously been enrolled in minor hockey in Canada. The registration fee is $150 per participant, which includes:
Participants are also welcome to purchase equipment pieces for their children. Registration is now open with the fall sessions commencing in November.