Nutley Clifton Youth Ice Hockey Club Hosts Try Hockey For Free Event

Over 30 children participated in Try Hockey for Free event on November 2nd sponsored by the Nutley Clifton Youth Ice Hockey Club at Clary Anderson Arena in Montclair.

The Nutley Clifton Youth Ice Hockey Club (NCHC) recently hosted a Try Hockey for Free Event at Clary Anderson Arena in Montclair. Participants had the opportunity to play hockey alongside some of the current NCHC players.

The event was sponsored by USA Hockey, as part of the NHL's Come Play Hockey Month. NCHC was one of over 500 participating youth hockey clubs from around the country to hold the event on November 2nd.

Over 30 boys and girls, ranging in ages from 4 to 9, were excited to lace up and give the sport a try, many for the first time. Clary Anderson Arena provided free skate rentals for anyone in need and NCHC provided other equipment including helmets and gloves. All participants also received a USA hockey jersey.

Those with little or no skating experience were taught the basics of hockey skating through fun games and drills. For skaters with more experience, more advance skating and stick handling drills were taught along with a mock game.

"This was such a fun and exciting event," stated Jennifer Carrillo, who brought her daughter to the event. "What a fantastic way to give kids who may have been thinking about playing the chance to experience it firsthand."

NCHC's 2013-14 season has just started. The club offers a clinic to teach skating and hockey fundamentals as well as teams that include Mites, Squirts, Peewee, Bantam and Midgets. Boys and Girls are encouraged to play and do not need to be a resident of Nutley or Clifton, all are welcome to join.

The Nutley-Clifton Youth Ice Hockey Club is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to teaching kids the fundamentals and rules of hockey. From coaching our youngest members on the basics of ice skating, to instilling principles of teamwork and sportsmanship for players advancing to competitive teams, the Club is dedicated to providing instruction and support for young athletes.

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