There will be plenty of hockey going on in Canada’s arenas this fall, and part of it will be thanks to the 2012-2013 atoMc® Hockey season kicking off. This year, over 3,900 minor hockey players at the atom level in Atlantic Canada are participating in the McDonald’s program. Entering its second season, atoMc Hockey provides support to teams from coast to coast by offering young players a unique opportunity to improve both their on-ice game skills and off-ice life skills.
“I’m very proud to be part of the atoMc program and share my passion for hockey with young players in Canada,” said Drew Doughty, defenceman for the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, Canadian Olympic gold medallist and atoMc Hockey ambassador. “Hockey has taught me a lot about the value of teamwork and it’s great to see so many kids playing the game and learning what it means to be a part of a team.”
atoMc Hockey builds on a 25-year relationship with Hockey Canada and provides participating teams with a full set of pro-style jerseys and socks. The jerseys feature the Hockey Canada logo - the very same logo worn by Canada’s men’s and women’s National teams. In addition, all atoMc teams receive a comprehensive team kit, which includes official Hockey Canada Atom coaching material and more.
In addition to Drew Doughty, atoMc Hockey ambassadors include Canadian Olympic gold medallists Tessa Bonhomme, and Marc-André Fleury, who is also the goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
To learn more or to register for the atoMc Hockey 2012-2013 season, visit www.hockeycanada.ca/atomc.