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U.S. Olympian joins youth Rangers team at Long Beach Arena

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On Friday, Oct. 16, US Olympic Gold Medal Winner Amanda Kessel joined the Junior Rangers Girls’ Hockey League at the Long Beach Arena.

The Junior Ranger Girls’ Hockey league, which is led by a female staff, is designed to encourage participation in the sport with a focus on increasing access and visibility while developing important life skills. The program that is built specifically for middle school girls ages 11-14.

Kessel is a key ambassador for the program, which was launched last year. Though the league is currently not holding games because of Covid-19, the girls are still participating in two weekly skill session clinics.

For more information, parents can visit the New York Rangers website (www.NYrangers.com/junior) and by clicking on the arena that is convenient to you. The cost is $395 and scholarships are offered.

Compiled by Darwin Yanes