Hearing from Hockey Heroes

Hearing from Hockey Heroes photo

NHL players Brock Nelson and Scott Mayfield of the New York Islanders recently paid a visit to students at Central Boulevard Elementary School to speak about their careers and the importance of school.

Donning Islanders attire and holding welcoming signs, students and staff gathered in the school’s all-purpose room, where Nelson and Mayfield discussed their experiences in the NHL and the importance of receiving an education and making healthy choices. Following, students were able to ask the players questions about their careers, including how they became interested in the sport, the differences between college and professional hockey, and any injuries they have endured. 

The hockey professionals concluded the presentation by posing for pictures with students and staff and autographing hats and jerseys. 

The district extends its gratitude to physical education teachers Patrick Braglia and Nicole Agovino for giving Central Boulevard this unique opportunity by submitting an application that highlighted the school’s community service, teamwork and Islanders pride.