What is an offside, a power play and the penalty box? These were some of the questions answered during a Hockey 101 class and multicultural hockey night hosted by the ISSofBC Settlement and Integration Program in Coquitlam.
The lesson, conducted by Marion Shenher, Business Operation Manager of the Coquitlam Express Junior “A” hockey team, included rules of the game, an equipment check and even an in-class practice session with sticks, pucks and helmets.
The class was part of the preparations for a multicultural hockey night on February 22 when the Coquitlam Express took on the Prince George Spruce Kings at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex.
Armed with a new understanding of the game, over 100 ISSofBC clients, volunteers and newcomers showed up to cheer on the Coquitlam team.
The ISSofBC multicultural hockey night also included a Lunar New Year celebration with live performances and face painting. This was the largest ISSofBC hockey night the organization has ever hosted.
The Coquitlam Express beat the Prince George Spruce Kings 5-3.