Kitchener Rangers players Jonathan Yantsis and Adam Liška visited Grade 5 students at Trillium Public School in Kitchener on Wednesday, February 28 for a Captain’s Clinic on the RBC School Tour.
The Captains Clinic is a program that focuses on the importance of health and physical activity while learning fundamental hockey skills. Students have the opportunity to practice and utilize these skills in a game with their favourite Rangers players. The players explain the importance of each part of the session and how the skills apply to the game.
On Wednesday, Jonathan and Adam played floor hockey with the students and answered lots of great questions from the youngsters, including how they became so good at hockey. Jonathan answered that it takes lots of practice, just like it does to get better at any sport, or to learn your school subjects.
He asked the students what they were learning in Math class, to which they replied patterns.
A few of the students weren’t sure what the Ontario Hockey League was, so Adam explained that it’s a league where players of similar ages can play and try to help them reach their goal to play in the NHL.
They were also asked what their favourite NHL teams were; Jonathan replied the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Adam responded with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Another interesting questions they were asked was who their favourite NHL players were. Adam told the students his favouite is Connor McDavid, while Jonathan’s is Pavel Datsyuk.
The visit to Trillium Public School by Adam and Jonathan was the last stop of the season on the RBC School Tour.
The Kitchener Rangers enjoyed making new friends and spending time with their young fans throughout the season, while teaching each other new lessons in and out of the classroom.
To learn more about the RBC School Tour, click here.