Maya Tried Hockey


Maya learning about hockey

Wilson Avenue Public School’s Grade 5 students had some exciting visitors last week from Hockey Canada. They were one of several classes across the the region to participate in the Try Hockey program. Maya is just one of the students who got to take an hour out of her school day to try her hand at hockey.

Maya was born in Brazil and recently moved to Kitchener with her family. She has never played hockey before. She noted, “In Brazil, most people play soccer.” Maya was very keen to participate and intently studied the instructors. She was relishing in the opportunity to learn how to hold a hockey stick, pass to her friend, and score a goal on net.

Kids, like Maya, are the reason Hockey Canada hosts Try Hockey events across Ontario. This fun program promotes social inclusion by breaking down barriers to Canada’s favorite sport. Students get the opportunity to experience hockey in a quick, fun lesson that teaches the fundamentals.

At the end of the lesson, students were given passes to join the Try Hockey team at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium to get a taste of what the game is like on ice. This is a free event that families can enjoy – no skates required – Try Hockey provides all the equipment necessary for a fun and safe morning. The event runs at the Aud on Sunday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

If you are interested in bringing your child out to this free Try Hockey Family Event, visit Try Hockey’s website to RSVP.