May 29, 2017

DHS hockey team takes AHL Skill Test

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DHS hockey team took American Hockey League Skills Tests organized by the RI Reds Heritage Society for the Dighton-Rehoboth-Seekonk co-op HS hockey team. This was the first time the team has taken AHL Skills Test and it was enjoyed by all.

In addition to preserving the history of the RI Reds, the genesis of hockey in this region, the Heritage Society's expanded mission has been to develop programs to advance skills, safety and good sportsmanship at all levels of the game of hockey. In 2014, the society collaborated with the American Hockey League to offer a Skills Test for youth hockey players in southeastern New England.

The highly-competitive drills introduce young hockey players to the skills required at the professional level. They measure each player's skating, puck handling, and shooting skills against those of their peers. They help players to identify their strengths and weaknesses so they can improve their performances to reach their next level of competition. The tests are fun and productive.

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