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“When they come and watch us play, they look at us with big eyes and smile,” Poulin said.
“I think that’s when you know we’re taking a step towards the right direction.”
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It’s part of an effort to bring Canada’s national winter sport to young children.
The program covers any costs related to equipment and training.
“They can try to play hockey and they can fall in love with hockey,” Poulin said.
“If you don’t try, you’ll never know.”
The First Shift has a goal of introducing one million new families to hockey over the next 10 years.