* Visit WCH2016.com/fanvillage for complete details.
FAN VILLAGE PLAYS HOST TO STEM INITIATIVE FOR TORONTO-AREA STUDENTS
Students from schools across the Greater Toronto Area will participate in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Career Panel Discussion and International Scavenger Hunt at Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Among the attendees will be Colonel Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut; Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner; Don Fehr, National Hockey League Players’ Association Executive Director; and Brad Boyes, NHL alumnus.
The initiative is part of the third annual launch of the NHL & NHLPA Future Goals program, the world’s largest digital STEM education initiative. Since its launch in 2014, nearly 1 million students from more than 6,500 schools across North America have been trained in the free online course – Hockey Scholar – which uses hockey to teach STEM concepts.
Media interested in covering this event must RSVP to Brian Cooley (email@example.com). Outlets planning to go live must indicate those plans in the RSVP.
Team Sweden defenseman Erik Karlsson recorded a pair of assists, figuring in the goals that lifted his team from a 3-1 deficit to a 3-3 tie . . . Team North America defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere recorded three assists, raising his tournament-leading total to four . . . Team Canada goaltender Corey Crawford made his first appearance in the tournament and stopped 19 of 20 shots for the win . . . The Calgary Flames announced that the club will don its classic red and yellow ‘retro’ uniform as its third jersey for a dozen dates in 2016-17 . . . The National Hockey League Coaches’ Association (NHLCA) announced the hiring of Michael Hirshfeld to the position of Executive Director, effective immediately. Hirshfeld succeeds George Kingston, who recently announced his retirement.
2016 NHL TRAINING CAMP PRIMER
The following documents now are available via the League’s Media site in conjunction with the Thursday opening of NHL training camps:
* Team-by-Team Offseason Summary
* Key Dates
* Training Camp Locations
* Preseason Schedule
* NHL PR Contacts
* Team PR Contacts
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Source: NHL Public Relations