Harlem Youth Hockey Team Gets Pointers From Boston University Players

December 1, 2013

harlemyouthb862d988-d88b-42b4-9b5e-a301d0ea1e0dSunday is a special day on the ice for some youth hockey players in Harlem.

Boston University’s men’s ice hockey team is in town for a game against Cornell University at Madison Square Garden.

Before they hit the ice, they gave back to some aspiring young athletes. They hosted a special clinic for the “Ice Hockey in Harlem” program at Lasker Rink in Central Park.

Mike Eruzione, who was the captain of the “Miracle on Ice” USA hockey team and a former Boston University player, joined the effort.

“Anybody can play the game of ice hockey. You don’t have to be from the rich suburbs, you can be from anywhere. I grew up with no money at all and I fell into hockey and I loved it,” said Eruzione.

“It’s really fun because we get to play with them and I always wanted to play with some other teams,” said one young player.

“It’s a really fun experience. The drills were really fun too. And I’ll definitely remember this,” said another.

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Coaches and players also spoke to the kids about working hard in school and making education their top priority.


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