They may not have been sure exactly who was teaching them, but local hockey playing youngsters got to skate with some NHL greats today.
Wendel Clark and Darcy Tucker took to the ice for a Toronto Maple Leafs clinic, while Mike Richards and Rick. St. Croix skated during a Winnipeg Jets clinic.
Sienna Siemens was one of the young players who got to participate in the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada clinics at Keewatin Memorial Arena.
“It was pretty fun because we got to skate with some of the training staff and old people who used to play in the NHL,” Siemens said.
The clinics served as a teaching experience, and chance for the new generation of hockey players to learn from the ones before it.
For Unique Paypom, 10, it was a worthwhile experience.
“It was fun, and a little challenging,” Paypom said. “We worked on passing and stick-handling in front of us while skating fast.”
There was no shortage of autographs signed during the afternoon.
More clinics will be held in Keewatin again tomorrow, and Saturday at the Harbourfront.
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