Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Steve Labriola today announced the return of the Future Islanders Learn to Play Program that introduces boys and girls ages 5-8 to the great game of hockey. The program begins on December 3, 2019 at the Town of Oyster Bay’s outdoor rinks in Marjorie R. Post Community Park and at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
“The New York Islanders, the National Hockey League, the National Hockey League Players Association and the Town of Oyster Bay have teamed up once again this year to provide an exciting opportunity for the youth in our community with the ‘Future Islanders Learn to Play Program’,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Local children are invited to join this amazing experience as it offers a unique opportunity to develop basic skating and hockey skills under the guidance of experienced former NHL players.”The ‘Future Islanders Learn to Play Program’ includes eight on-ice training sessions led by the Town of Oyster Bay coaching staff with appearances by Islanders Alumni Arron Asham and Radek Martinek. Asham, a forward, played for 15 seasons and six different teams in the National Hockey League and Martinek, a defenseman, played for 12 seasons and 486 games in the National Hockey League. The program fee is $200. All registrants will receive a CCM equipment package that includes a jersey, helmet, shoulder pads, gloves, skates, sticks, elbow pads, pants, socks, shin pads and an equipment bag. Individuals interested in registering for the ‘Future Islanders Learn to Play Program’ can sign up at https://learntoplay.nhl.com/islanders For additional information, please contact Jocelyne Cummings at Jocelyne.Cummings@NewYorkIslanders.com or call (516) 501-6764.