Kitchener Rangers players Frank Hora and Andrew Burns visited Our Lady of Fatima School in Cambridge on Wednesday, January 25th for a Captain’s Clinic on the RBC School Tour.
The Rangers’ Captains Clinic is a program that focuses on the importance of health and physical activity while learning fundamental hockey skills from two Rangers players.
The players lead the students in a hockey training session, and explain the importance of each part of the session and how the skills apply to their game. At the conclusion of the training session, students ask the players questions.
On Wednesday, Andrew interacted with students from Grades 5 and 6, teaching them everything from the importance of keeping a healthy balance between sports, school and your health. Frank added suggestions and ways to eat right, and how important it is to keep those three things fun.
It was the first time Andrew made an appearance on the RBC School Tour after joining the Rangers in a trade earlier this month, and said it was great to get to meet some of the people who cheer him on here in his new home.
“My favourite part of the day was definitely getting to go out into the community that has welcomed me ever since I got here and meeting some of our great fans in person,” said Andrew.
Rangers’ captain Frank was very impressed at the quality of questions the students brought up to the players, whose favourite subjects in school include History (Frank) and Science (Andrew).
Andrew and Frank both agreed that the RBC School Tour Captain’s Clinics are very important for young students in our community.
“Children are consumed by the digital age now,” said Andrew. “This program exposes them to health, exercise and fun, and Frank and I are glad we were able to be a part of this today.”