The following is a press release from Lexington-Bedford Youth Hockey.
Lexington-Bedford Youth Hockey, in conjunction with USA Hockey, invites boys and girls ages 8 and under to the on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 12 to 12:50 p.m. for a Try Hockey For Free clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment.
Players need nothing more than a helmet, skates, pair of gloves or mittens and a parent to complete the registration form. Players are encouraged to borrow equipment from their hockey playing friends, and we will have limited quantities of some types of equipment available at the rink for them to use.
“We look forward to introducing new families to our sport,” says Tom Bryant, Lexington-Bedford Youth Hockey President. “Not only is youth hockey the best sports option, it is also one of the safest. According to the National Center for Sports Safety reports, there are less than half as many hockey related injuries per year as compared to baseball, basketball or soccer.”
Opportunities to get into youth hockey continue to grow with cost-effective options.
“To help keep costs reasonable for parents, we’re pursuing programs to provide first-year players with low cost-equipment for the season and have implemented cross-ice games for younger players which will keep expenses down,” says Bryant.
To register for the Try Hockey For Free event, please visit TryHockeyForFree.com or contact Joe Palomba at (617) 828-1519. Hockey jerseys will be given away to the first 40 children who pre-register for the event.