It was an unusual learning experience when the Anaheim Ducks shared the science of hockey with kids from Boys and Girls Clubs.
About 100 young people were hosted by the Anaheim Ducks as part of Time Warner Cable’s STEM in Sports program. The program demonstrates the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in various sports.
The students got a behind the scenes tour of the Honda center, and learned the mechanics of a wrist shot from former Ducks right wing George Parros and Ducks TV analyst Brian Hayward.
Parros said he liked the technology element of hockey because “that’s the fun part.”
“Technology is certainly influential. You see guys who played in the sport back in the day using wooden sticks that weighed 50 pounds … guys nowadays use such lighter composite materials. They’re shooting the puck way faster skating, much faster, and that equals faster force on the ice,” he said.