Prior to hitting the ice, Aces head coach Chris Firriolo spoke with the participants about professional sports and about striving to reach a goal. The Brooklyn Aces, the new professional minor league (EPHL) hockey team playing at Aviator Sports in Brooklyn, and The Wave teamed up last weekend to host a family camp night that brought more than 25 kids and adults to the Floyd Bennett Field facility for an hour of conditioning and on-ice training. All photos by Howard Schwach.
|Aces owner, Alan Friedman, right, speaks with campers as Aces coach Chris Firriolo and Sales Vice President Herm Scorcher look on. A young Rockaway participant shoots and scores as the equally young goalie, also from Rockaway, attempts to turn away the shot. Winger CJ Tozzo shows young skaters how to play defense. Aces star Chris Robinson works with a Rockaway youth on his skating and stick-handling skills. Although the young boy had never been on skates prior to the camp, Robinson had him up and skating in about 20 minutes. Aces coach Firriolo gives the participants, who included both kids and adults, some tips on carrying the puck. Passing drills proved problematic for some of the weaker skaters. Belle Harbor resident Bill O'Neill shows his skating skills. A number of adults took part in the camp, most of them along with their children. Aces forward CJ Tozzo, who has 87 points this year, shows the kids how to stickhandle their way down the ice. Campers line up for a breakaway down the ice. |