The RBC School Tour made two more stops this week as Kitchener Rangers players brought the Read With the Rangers program to Lincoln Heights Public School and Pioneer Park Public School.

On Tuesday, November 26, Rangers forwards Curtis Meighan and Justin Bailey visited nearly 150 students at Lincoln Heights PS, gathering with the children in the library to share the story of ‘The Hockey Sweater’, by Roch Carrier. Curtis and Justin took turns reading the classic tale, making sure to turn the pages towards the room, so they could share the illustrations with the children.

The following morning goaltender Jordan DeKort and rearguard Frank Hora found themselves reading at Pioneer Park, home of the Panthers! Armed with an additional copy of the book, the new Rangers took advantage of the opportunity to show off The Hockey Sweater’s illustrations, with Jordan taking extra time to describe the page where Roch races through the town with his package from the Eatons Company.

The enthusiastic students demonstrated their listening skills, sitting quietly through the tale and offering great answers when the Rangers tested them on the book’s lessons of inclusion and fairness. They also had questions of their own, which they asked excitedly as the visits came to a close.

The RBC School Tour brings the excitement of Kitchener Rangers hockey to schools around the Waterloo Region. To learn more about the RBC School Tour, visit our website.

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