CHICAGO (CBS) — Fourth graders at a North Side elementary school got some floor hockey equipment today – a gift of the Chicago Blackhawks – and Hall of Famer Denis Savard was there to show the students how it’s done.
No ice. Just the gym floor at Aggasiz Elementary School on Seminary near Diversey.
The occasion – the Blackhawks’ gift of floor hockey equipment to Aggasiz and 27 other schools – brought out Congressman Mike Quigley.
“OK, can y’all go, Doo-Doo-Doo…”
And the kids joined in with “Chelsea Dagger.”
Blackhawks Ambassador, Hall of Famer Denis Savard, says hockey teaches kids some important lessons about teamwork and character.
And the fights that happen on the ice in the NHL?
“Fighting has really dropped a lot. The percentage now of fights in a game is very rare. Last night’s game there was no fight. There was one fight the other night in Nashville. And I don’t remember when was the last fight before that on our team. So hockey has come a long way.”
The Chicago Public Schools that are getting the floor hockey equipment from the Blackhawks are the 28 elementary schools so far that have committed to an hour of exercise every day.