The New York Rangers are proud to support youth hockey in the greater metropolitan area. On Sunday, November 7th the Rangers hosted a Youth Hockey Day with multiple clinics at the MSG Training Center
in Greenburgh, New York.
Rangers Head Coach Tom Renney
, joined on ice by Assistant Coaches Perry Pearn
, Mike Pelino
and Goaltending/Assistant Coach Benoit Allaire
helped kick off the Junior Rangers Youth Hockey program, presented by Powerade. Over 150 kids, age six to 12, participated in the event.
The clinics featured on-ice instruction from the entire coaching staff, along with a Q&A session for the skaters and their parents after the skate.
Following the youth clinics, the Rangers coaching staff also conducted a coaching forum for approximately 30 local youth hockey coaches.
"The Rangers are committed to growing the sport of hockey throughout the Tri-State area," said Renney. "The future of the game lies with the youngsters and anything the Rangers can do to foster their development is essential and imperative."
The Junior Rangers Youth Hockey program will host additional clinics in December and in 2005. In addition to these youth hockey clinics and coaching forums, the Junior Rangers Youth Hockey program has formed a relationship with the National Hockey League to launch Ace's Got Skills
youth hockey skills competitions throughout the Tri-State area, which will benefit the Ace Bailey Children's Foundation.
For more information on future clinics or Ace's Got Skills, youth hockey players can log onto newyorkrangers.com or call (212) 465-6553.