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Second grader Terrance Bell says controlling the ball is harder than he expected.

Hockey lessons are electric at Tara Elementary School

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Second grader Terrance Bell says controlling the ball is harder than he expected.

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Second grader Audriana Eck learns she needs to keep the ball close to the hockey stick so it does not roll away and out of her control.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Second grader Audriana Eck learns she needs to keep the ball close to the hockey stick so it does not roll away and out of her control.

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Lightning XXXX Victoria Santello energizes students with high fives before they step into the rink for a scrimmage game.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Lightning XXXX Victoria Santello energizes students with high fives before they step into the rink for a scrimmage game.

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Second grader Luke Levasseur, left, waits for a chance for the ball as a scrimmage match begins.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Second grader Luke Levasseur, left, waits for a chance for the ball as a scrimmage match begins.

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Nine-year-old Jayden Mays was ready for competition after practicing his stick-handling skills. He couldn't stop smiling as he competed in scrimmages.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Nine-year-old Jayden Mays was ready for competition after practicing his stick-handling skills. He couldn't stop smiling as he competed in scrimmages.

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Second grader Jamoni Viverette, front left, retrieves the ball. Third grader Brody Berger, center, is ready to snatch it away.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Second grader Jamoni Viverette, front left, retrieves the ball. Third grader Brody Berger, center, is ready to snatch it away.

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Third grader Tessa Johnson enjoys playing hockey in physical education class, but enjoyed the challenge of playing against children from other classes and grade levels.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Third grader Tessa Johnson enjoys playing hockey in physical education class, but enjoyed the challenge of playing against children from other classes and grade levels.

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Third grader Daniel Guerra was all smiles as he played in multiple scrimmages.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Third grader Daniel Guerra was all smiles as he played in multiple scrimmages.

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Second graders Lisa Chupp, Tifany Munoz and Crystal Ramos were excited they each got to take home a new hockey stick and ball.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Second graders Lisa Chupp, Tifany Munoz and Crystal Ramos were excited they each got to take home a new hockey stick and ball.

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Third grader Analeigh Bailey was thrilled to pose for a picture with retired professional hockey player Mathieu Garon. She wanted his autograph, too, for her dad, Billy Smith.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Third grader Analeigh Bailey was thrilled to pose for a picture with retired professional hockey player Mathieu Garon. She wanted his autograph, too, for her dad, Billy Smith.

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Nine-year-olds Keren Ramos and Liza Lopez love watching hockey on television. They were thrilled to get an autograph from former professional Canadian ice hockey player Mathieu Garon, who led the event.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Nine-year-olds Keren Ramos and Liza Lopez love watching hockey on television. They were thrilled to get an autograph from former professional Canadian ice hockey player Mathieu Garon, who led the event.

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"I tried to do little taps but it did not really work," second grader Sophia Johnson said of trying to control the ball.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

"I tried to do little taps but it did not really work," second grader Sophia Johnson said of trying to control the ball.

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Seven-year-old Gabriella Cineus tried to keep the ball close to her stick but it rolled away more quickly than sh could catch it. "I was trying to do it, but it was so hard," she said.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 |

Seven-year-old Gabriella Cineus tried to keep the ball close to her stick but it rolled away more quickly than sh could catch it. "I was trying to do it, but it was so hard," she said.

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