Kitchener Rangers players Dawson Carty and Luke Opilka visited St. Boniface Catholic School in Maryhill on Wednesday, November 9th for Read with the Rangers with students in Junior and Senior Kindergarden, as well as Grades 1-3.
Read with the Rangers is a program that focuses on the importance of literacy while having fun. Students have the opportunity to read with their favourite Rangers players, and learn a little more about the players’ experiences through reading and education.
Two Rangers players discuss important lessons with the students like respect, goal-setting, sportsmanship and teamwork.
On Thursday Dawson and Luke read Brady Brady and the MVP to the children, then were asked what their favourite books were, to which Dawson replied ‘Kite Runner’, and Luke answered ‘Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell’.
The students also asked the goaltenders how old they were when they started playing hockey. They both answered that they began playing when they were around 4 or 5 years old, and became goaltenders when they were nine.
Luke and Dawson agreed that they both enjoy getting out into the community and meeting young Rangers fans. They told the students to always respect your teammates and your opponents, to work hard, and to be nice to people.
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