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NYR, USA Hockey plan "Try hockey free" days for youngsters

7. ADAM GRAVES Left wing, 1991-2001 Barely missed

Left wing, 1991-2001
Barely missed a game in a decade, or a chance to score — his 52 goals in the Stanley Cup year were a club mark for a dozen years, and his 280 goals as a Ranger rank third all-time. Rode a perfect shotgun on Mark Messier's wing during the Cup year and has continued his off-ice charity work with the team. The Rangers retired his No. 9 in 2009 due as much to his volunteer work off the ice as his gritty performance on the ice. Credit: Newsday / Paul J. Bereswill, 2001

Here's the release:


New York, October 15, 2012 –The  New York Rangers will team up with USA Hockey and community ice rinks across the tri-state area to host the second annual “Try Hockey for Free Day” to celebrate “Come Play Youth Hockey Month” throughout November. The month-long event will introduce the sport to over 1,500 children ages 4-9 through free skating and hockey lessons at ten participating rinks in the area. Rangers alumni Adam Graves, Nick Fotiu, Brian Mullen, Ron Greschner, and Dave Maloney will be on hand throughout the program to help teach the basics of the sport. Complimentary rental skates and a limited supply of loaner equipment will be available at each rink, and every child who attends “Try Hockey for Free Day” will receive a free Rangers hockey stick.


“This is a wonderful opportunity for kids to get the chance to play the greatest game on Earth,” said Rangers legend Adam Graves.  “These are kids that might not otherwise be able to experience the game of hockey.  They are sure to love it and hopefully this ignites a lifelong passion for the sport.”


Participating rinks include Danbury Arena (Danbury, CT), Floyd Hall Arena (Little Falls, NJ), Playland Ice Casino (Rye, NY), World Ice Arena (Flushing, NY), City Ice Pavilion (Long Island City, NY), Brewster Area (Brewster, NY), Ice Time Sports Complex (Newburgh, NY), McCann Ice Arena (Poughkeepsie, NY) Skylands Ice World (Stockholm, NJ) Oyster Bay Skating Center (Bethpage, NY).


For more information, including program schedules and locations, please visit or see below.





Saturday, November 3

City Ice Pavilion

Sunday, November 4

Playland Ice Casino

Tuesday, November 6

Brewster Ice Arena

Friday, November 9

Floyd Hall Arena

Saturday, November 10

Skylands Ice World

Sunday, November 11

World Ice Arena

Saturday, November 17

Oyster Bay Skating Center

Sunday, November 18

Danbury Ice Arena

Saturday, December 1

Ice Time Sports Complex

Sunday, December 2

McCann Ice Arena




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