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First Flight Field Trip is Thursday

More Than 15,000 Children Will Attend Ducks Practice-Turned-Educational Experience

Monday, 02.9.2009 / 3:49 PM PT / Community
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First Flight Field Trip is Thursday

The Anaheim Ducks will host more than 15,000 elementary school students, grades 3-6 at the ninth annual First Flight Field Trip on Thursday at Honda Center. Students and teachers from throughout Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties will convene for the interactive learning program. Doors open at 9 a.m. with the hockey segment of the program featuring the entire Ducks roster beginning at 11 a.m.

“The noise that fills Honda Center during the First Flight Field Trip is deafening,” said Ducks Director of Fan Development Matt Savant. “Seeing how much fun the children have while learning something new at the same time is a great reward for us. We’re pleased we can bring such a unique educational and hockey experience to the youth of our community each year.”

Photos from last year's event

The First Flight Field Trip is a one-of-a-kind educational experience that transforms Honda Center into an interactive classroom. In this year’s focus, children will explore how water and liquids affect the Ducks as they compete on the ice. Along with learning these concepts using an official First Flight workbook, students will hear from Ducks’ players and coaches live. Recognized as an educational event by the California State Assembly, the academic principles of First Flight follow the state’s educational content standards. Thursday’s interactive event is just one facet of the award-winning Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation and Education) Program, which was developed in 2005 with the ultimate goal of promoting healthy living and academic excellence to all students in Southern California. In addition to being recognized for its educational initiatives, the S.C.O.R.E. program has received the Celebrate Literacy awards from both the local and state chapters of the International Reading Association.

The Anaheim Ducks invited Southern California schools to participate in the First Flight event at no cost to the schools or students. Children and teachers alike will be entertained by on-ice activities that include practice drills and a skills event featuring the entire Ducks roster. Players will be competing in such disciplines as hardest shot, shooting accuracy, fastest skater and the breakaway challenge. During scheduled breaks, players will interact with the students and reveal answers to the questions in their First Flight workbooks. The topics covered by Ducks players will include the importance of hydration to a professional athlete, how Honda Center staff members help to maintain the ice for hockey games and much more.

In addition, exhibits enabling students to get a closer look at the elements of water and liquids and how they relate to hockey will be on display before the on-ice program (9-10:30 a.m.). The following organizations have joined the Ducks for this day of education by creating these exhibits, which will be located throughout the concourse areas of Honda Center: Orange County Department of Education, Cal State Fullerton, Chapman University, Ocean Institute, Orange County Water District, Zamboni Company, Anaheim Public Utilities, Municipal Water District of Orange County and Windows on our Waters.

Click here for additional information on the event.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 22 9 7 .919 2.30
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07


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