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Caps Youth Hockey Inspires Rolling Terrace Elementary Students with Hockey Experience


The Washington Capitals hosted an exciting hockey clinic for fifth-grade students at Rolling Terrace Elementary School on Monday afternoon. 

The hockey clinic provided kids who have never participated in the sport with free access. Students learned the basics of hockey including stickhandling, passing and shooting.


Jennifer Rushin, a physical education content specialist at MCPS, said this opportunity allowed for students to practice the skills and concepts learned in class.

Rushin said the idea is for them to get a feel for the sport itself with some one-on-one guidance with the clinic's supervisors. Rushin notes the main goal is for students to be exposed to the sport and receive a more affordable option to play.

"By bringing the Capitals out here, we hope that they'll get excited and they'll make a connection with it, and they'll want to pursue it and try some hockey on their own,"  said Charles Silberman, physical education teacher at Rolling Terrace.