(photo credit: Nimrod Gluckman)
The Israel Recreational Hockey Association took a Hanukka break last week from
its league schedule to hold a two-day ice hockey camp for kids at the Canada
Centre in Metulla.
Four dozen kids, ages six to 16, got to sharpen their
skating and stick-handling skills under the tutelage of coaches Sean Insler and
IRHA president Danny Spodek said the large turnout was in
part due to a previous camp held at the end of August.
“It’s clear that
kids love to be on the ice, and we definitely will be holding more kids
programs,” Spodek said.
Following the camp, IRHA players had an
exhibition hockey game to work off some of the holiday calories. With several
teenage new olim on the ice the game was fast paced with the team comprised of
players from the Northern Whites and Jerusalem Capitals downing the opposition
team with skaters from the Central Blues and Metulla.
New players are
welcome in the five-team non-contact league, which will host its 5th annual
international tournament in February with teams expected from the USA, Canada