First Shift pro­gram com­ing to Brad­ford

The Barrie Examiner - - SPORTS -

(STAFF) - Thou­sands of On­tario chil­dren are go­ing to have the chance to fall in love with hockey this sea­son, as 62 First Shift pro­grams come to On­tario Hockey Fed­er­a­tion (OHF) mi­nor hockey as­so­ci­a­tions, mark­ing an all-time high, in­clud­ing a stop in Brad­ford this fall. First Shift is de­signed to break down bar­ri­ers a fam­ily may face when think­ing about par­tic­i­pat­ing in hockey, en­sur­ing a wel­com­ing, safe, af­ford­able and fun ex­pe­ri­ence for those new to hockey. For $199, boys and girls be­tween six to 10 years old are out­fit­ted head-to-toe in Bauer equip­ment and re­ceive six weeks of on-ice in­struc­tion. “We love to see new par­tic­i­pants try­ing on the equip­ment for the first time and get­ting that first real sense of what hockey is,” said OHF pres­i­dent Tony Foresi. “Hockey is a fun and spe­cial way to make life-long friends. We are so grate­ful to have the Cana­dian Tire First Shift pro­gram to help bring the game to so many new play­ers.”

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