The Detroit Red Wings will hold a free youth hockey clinic presented by ITC this Saturday, Sept. 22, at Centre ICE Arena in Traverse City, Mich., as part of the Detroit Red Wings' ongoing ‘Hockeytown Thanks' initiative. More than 200 young hockey players between the ages of seven and 14 will have the chance to take hockey instruction from members of the Red Wings' coaching staff and former Red Wings players.
"The Centre ICE management and staff is very excited the Detroit Red Wings organization and ITC are offering this free youth hockey clinic to our hockey association and the Grand Traverse area," Centre ICE Executive Director Terry Marchand said. "After sending out the word of this free clinic, we filled it within hours."
The camp will consist of four sessions for the youth hockey players from the Traverse City area, each receiving one hour of on-ice instruction and 45 minutes of dryland training. The all-morning clinic will feature Assistant Coach Bill Peters, Goaltending Coach Jim Bedard, Assistant Coach Keith McKittrick, former Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios and goaltender Chris Osgood.
"This is a great opportunity for young hockey players to learn from some of the best," said Gregory Ioanidis, president, ITC Michigan. "ITC is proud to support the Detroit Red Wings Youth Hockey Clinic and sponsor this free program for young players."
Each child will receive a DRW youth hockey jersey presented by ITC. More information on the Red Wings' youth hockey clinic can be obtained by contacting Phil Pierce at (313) 396-7482 or Phil.Pierce@Hockeytown.com or by visiting www.TCHockey.com.