Therrien assisted at the Pittsburgh Penguins Youth Hockey School on Wednesday at the RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island. He was on the ice to help give instruction, along with Penguins assistant coach Mike Yeo and two-time Stanley Cup Champion Phil Bourque.
“It’s always fun to go on the ice with those young kids at this hockey school. This is my third year helping out at the camp and I always try to stay a day at camp. It’s fun to get a chance to work and skate with the young kids. I am always looking forward to spending a day with those young people,” he said. “If I had the chance to do it more, I’d love to do it more, but we’re pretty busy with our schedule. It just shows our game is so popular in Pittsburgh when you see those young kids and how excited they get about hockey.”
In addition, Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi will help out on Thursday at the youth hockey school, which features five days of instruction, with three hours of ice time each day and a half-hour of classroom time. Participants also receive a custom jersey.
“It’s important, first of all. The way our team is seen around the city, you want to make sure there is a relationship with the young players. Anytime we get a chance, I think it’s important for us to give our time and share our experience with the young kids,” Therrien said. “Our players deserve a lot of credit for getting involved in the community.”
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