HOCKEY FILLED WEEKEND IN SMASHVILLE
There’s so much going on this weekend on the ice!
You heard me correctly, there’s two games this weekend, an adult skills clinic, and a whole lot more going on for you to get your hockey fix.
First of all, Friday night is Guns vs. Hoses, a charity game between local police and firefighters that will raise money for the 100 Club of Nashville. While there is no admission, a suggested $5 donation will be accepted when you enter Bridgestone Arena. Plus you’ll get to see my esteemed colleague Stu Grimson in action tonight! Game time is 6:30 pm with doors at 6 pm.
But wait, that’s not all! If you can’t get enough Stu (and who can?) he’s the driving force behind the Nashville Predators Alumni taking on the St. Louis Blues alumni on Saturday at A-Game Sportsplex in Franklin at 5:30 pm. This is the first stand-alone event for the Preds Alumni and you can read all about it right here. J-P Dumont and Dan Keczmer will join Stu on the ice, and just for good measure I’ll actually be playing goal! That should be worth the price of admission right there! Blues alumni squad players include Kelly Chase, Darren Pang, Tyson Nash and Jeff Brown.
Last but not least, there is another adult clinic going on Saturday morning at Bridgestone Arena. Featuring instruction from Preds coaches and staff, the session is sold out for players (but we could use one or two more goalies – you’ll get to work directly with Preds goaltending guru Mitch Korn!). Players will receive a behind the scenes tour of Bridgestone Arena and the Predators locker room area in addition over an hour of on-ice instruction and drilling to help sharpen skills. The goal of these clinics is to help anyone who has picked up the game as an adult become a better player. We heard the feedback from people saying “it’s great that my kids can learn from the Preds, but what about me? I started at 30-something!”. So these clinics are the result of that.
Don’t forget to keep checking back on nashvillepredators.com as we continue to do more things both on and off the ice to enhance the hockey community and the greater Nashville area.
Until next time, keep your stick on the ice.