The Detroit Red Wings had a busy couple weeks with the NHL draft and free agency last week, improving the team for the upcoming season. This week, Michael Rasmussen and Jordan Oesterle seek to inspire younger fans to discover and fall in love with the game.
The Red Wings participated in the second annual Street Hockey in the D geared at growing the love of the sport. A seven-week program, it’s designed to teach fundamentals about hockey and about life. Rasmussen and Oesterle compete with sticks, a ball and rinks complete with nets. Monday afternoon brought Oesterle and Rasmussen to the Farwell Recreation Center in Detroit.
300 kids aged 6-14 will participate during the seven-week summer series.
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