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Moose Hit Classroom February 10th To Help With "Respond To Reading"

February 5, 2010 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Manitoba Moose News Release

The Manitoba Moose are pleased to announce they have partnered with Red River College to once again participate in the annual "Respond to Reading" program designed to positively encourage children in kindegarten to grade five to develop their interest in reading. Moose players will be visiting eight different schools next Wednesday, February 10th, 2010.

"Respond to Reading" is an exciting program which offers unique incentive prizes for the students including the opportunity to meet Manitoba Moose players as they visit their school classrooms.

During their school visits, players will be available to read to the students from the book "The Mocassin Goalie". Classes were chosen based on their completion of a Manitoba Moose workbook created by the students at RRC, along with an explanation as to why a Manitoba Moose player should visit their class. In addition to the visit, there are a number of prizes to be won, including a pizza party, Moose toques, Moose Yearbooks and Workbooks, Manitoba Moose tickets, and a one-of-a-kind Culinary or Broadcasting experience at Red River College for a lucky winner from the grade four to five classes.

The Moose organization would like to send out a sincere thank-you to all of the schools that have participated in the program.

Here is the list of schools and players making appearances at the school:

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010:

Weston School

- Marty Murray/Daren Machesney/Matt Pettinger 2:00 p.m.

Ecole Viscount Alexander

- P-C Labrie/Tommy Maxwell/Tom Galvin 2:00 p.m.

Ecole Provencher

- Guillaume Desbiens/Matt Pope/Evan Oberg 2:00 p.m.

Stevenson Britannia School


Lawrence Nycholat/Brian Salcido/Taylor Ellington

2:00 p.m.

Wayoata School

- Dusty Collins/Dan Sexton/Evan Rankin/Nick Boynton 2:00 p.m.

St. Gerard School

- Travis Ramsey/Sergei Shirokov/Nikita Kashirsky 2:00 p.m.

John Prichard School

- Nathan McIver/Geoff Waugh/Mario Bliznak 1:30 p.m.

Manitoba School for the Deaf

- Cory Schneider/Marco Rosa/Michael Grabner 2:00 p.m.

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