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Campers at Harding Cordova learn the ropes of hockey

CORDOVA, Tenn. - The Mississippi RiverKings intoduced the game of hockey to summer campers when they visited Harding Academy Cordova on Friday, June 10 as part of the RiverKings "Sticks are for Kids" program. 

The campers were taught the basics of hockey such as how to hold a hockey stick, the different positions on the ice, and how to shoot and score all with an emphasis on fair play, team work, and sportsmanship. Campers got the opportunity to suit up in goalie gear and hop in net. After the lesson, the campers faced off against each other in a game of floor hockey. 

"I know this kids enjoyed this so much and we are so glad the RiverKings host a program like this," said camp director Jane Hassan. "It really gives the kids a chance to try something they have never done before. We look forward to the remaining appearances the RiverKings have with us this summer."


The kids of Harding Academy listen closely as RiverKings assistant Riley McLean show them some basics of hockey. @ Gabby Wilson.

The "Sticks are for Kids" program gives children the opportunity to play hockey at local camps and schools in the Mid-South. For many participants, it is their first opportunity to play hockey.  If you are interested in having the RiverKings out to your camp this summer, contact the RiverKings at 662-253-0153.

The RiverKings will be back in action on October 21 for their home opener. Book your group of 10 or more for as low as $9 per person by calling 662-342-1755.

About the Mississippi RiverKings

The RiverKings are supported by our community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from the Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662-342-1755 or visit RiverKings.com.

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 9:10 AM

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