The Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey team had a little different pre-game skate than they were used to last Saturday. Instead of heading over to Madison Square Garden and having a light practice to get the legs moving, the Terriers headed over to the Trump Rink in Central Park to host a fun-filled day with Ice Hockey In Harlem.
Ice Hockey In Harlem is a great nonprofit organization that “works to improve the social and academic well being of children from the Harlem community. Through active participation in hockey, IHIH student-athletes learn the fundamentals of the game, engage in an active lifestyle, and broaden their life experiences.” This year, IHIH teamed up with the Boston University Terriers to hold an awesome event over Thanksgiving weekend.
The Terriers were in New York City to play against No. 14 Cornell Big Red in the Red Hot Hockey Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The team and staff, including Pertti Hasanen, ran a practice alongside the children of IHIH. It was a beautiful day for hockey! The BU coaches ran the practice and both Terriers and IHIH players participating together.
We had such a great time teaching the kids and being a part of such an awesome organization! Check out footage from the day below. Pictures are coming soon!