HUNTSVILLE, Al- Saturday was a big day for some local youngsters. They got a taste of what it's like to play in the NHL. Staffers from the Nashville Predators were on hand conducting a free kid's clinic in the Rocket City.
It's part of the Pred's "G.O.A.L" or "get out and learn" program. Kids from five to eight years old laced them up at the Iceplex Saturday morning for a one hour session of "Ice Hockey 101".
It was the first time in skates for many of the pint-sized players, but the emphasis was more on fun than perfection.
Predator's radio play-by-play announcer Tom Callahan-one of the instructors-said this is something he looks forward to every year.