Future Northern Stars Try Hockey for Free

USA Hockey Program Encourages Kids to Try Hockey

Even the best skaters had to start somewhere. In the Northland hockey thrives but some still don’t get a chance to try on the skates.

” I think hockey gets the stigma that it’s really expensive and it’s not we have options that are no cost and really low cost,” said Chris Stenberg, SAHA Executive Director.

That’s why USA Hockey sponsored “Try Hockey Free Day”.

“This is a free opportunity, come out and try the game and it’s a big part of the Northland here and so we’re celebrating that today,” said Stenberg.

Stenberg says most who get on the ice don’t want to get off.

“Normally once they hit the ice they’re hooked and the parents too. So again it’s a great game we think it’s the best game in the world the kids come out and try it and they love it,” said Stenberg.

There are plenty who already have a love for the sport.

“I like playing with my team and going to tournaments and being competitive,” said Brodie Raygor.

“Hockey is probably the main sport of my life and it’s like the funnest,” said Gryfen Degraef.

Now they get to pass that love on, to some smaller skaters.

“We are helping the people who don’t know how to skate, skate,” said Degraef.

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