Lucy and her family are skating on an outdoor rink when she sees a game of hockey going on. It looks like fun, but maybe too challenging. Supported by her parents, Lucy enrolls in an introductory hockey clinic. And thanks to an encouraging instructor, she and her friends learn basic hockey skills, have fun on the ice and decide to add hockey to their list of favorite sports!
The Lucy Tries Sports series reinforces the HIGH FIVE principles of healthy child development needed for quality programs, including the support of a caring adult, the opportunity to participate, to play, to make friends and to master skills.
"I’m so happy Lucy has the opportunity to practice the sport she loves, it’s not only for boys anymore but for any kids who are willing to learn new skills and challenge themselves. Sport is the best school of life, you learn what it takes to get better, to work together to achieve a common goal AND you make friends for life!" —Danielle Goyette, Honored Member Hockey Hall of Fame, 2 x Olympic Champion, 7 x World Champion
"I had the privilege of overseeing the early development of four-time Olympic gold medalist Charline Labonté. I saw firsthand how Charline used her favorite sport, hockey, to have fun and flourish. Lucy Tries Hockey captures the essence of what makes hockey a sport for life." —David Marcoux, BPE, MSc, former NHL goalie coach (Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes), David Marcoux's School of Goaltending
"Lucy likes challenges! She loves learning new things and tries her best. As a coach, I love Lucy's attitude and think that it will have a positive impact on young readers." —Martin Gelinas, assistant coach, Calgary Flames
"The game of hockey has so much to offer in terms of teaching life skills and building character. Lucy proves that as long as you work at it, your passion and love for the game is what matters." —Mark Giordano, captain of the Calgary Flames
"The Lucy Tries Sports series is an engaging and fun way to teach young children about sports. And we all know that if girls in particular have strong role models they're more likely to succeed. Lucy is exactly that!" —Hayley Wickenheiser, Six-Time Olympian