HOCKEY WEEKEND ACROSS AMERICA

The local hockey community is supported by a ton of great events put on by the Thrashers and Atlanta Spirit. Hockey kids from around the state were lucky enough to participate in a cross-ice game held during intermission at a recent Thrashers game at Philips Arena as part of the Hockey Weekend Across America. Needless to say the kids were pretty stoked about skating in front of such a large audience…and a little nervous too! After the game, the kids got to chat with several Thrashers players as well as get all of their various jerseys, sticks and pucks signed. 

A dad helps his young son get ready for his debut on the ice at Philips.
A dad helps his young son get ready for his debut on the ice at Philips.
 
 
 
Kids go after the puck as they play at Philips Arena during the cross-ice contest.

Kids go after the puck as they play at Philips Arena during the cross-ice contest.

The Thrashers loveable mascot "Thrash" chomps down on one of the kids.

The Thrashers loveable mascot "Thrash" chomps down on one of the kids.

A high school player takes a shot on goal.

A high school player takes a shot on goal.

Kids play games with the Atlanta Spirit hockey development team while they wait to meet members of the Thrashers after the game.

Kids play games with the Atlanta Spirit hockey development team while they wait to meet members of the Thrashers after the game.

Thrashers defenseman Nathan Oystrick signs a jersey for a young player.

Thrashers defenseman Nathan Oystrick signs a jersey for a young player.

Thrashers player Mathieu Schneider signs a jersey during the player meet and greet.

Thrashers player Mathieu Schneider signs a jersey during the player meet and greet.

Thrashers general manager and head coach Don Waddell talks with a young hockey player.

Thrashers general manager and head coach Don Waddell talks with a young hockey player.

 
 

 

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