McNair Elementary students recently were introduced to street hockey a week-long program thanks to the St. Louis Blues and the team's Street Blues program. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade were given lessons in stick-handling, passing, and shooting and then competed in full games against one another during P.E. class.
P.E. teacher Nick Scott registered McNair for the program as a way to allow students to try something new. "I hope this gives our students an opportunity they may not have ever had," Scott said. As part of the program, the school received an entire set of hockey sticks, goalie pads and masks, and two goals, allowing McNair to incorporate hockey into its P.E. curriculum in the future. "I think it's very important to get our students involved in our community and to have our community involved with our students," Scott said.