Sharks' Evander Kane Pushes Growth of Hockey at Oakland Middle School

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Sharks' Evander Kane Pushes Growth of Hockey at Oakland Middle School
Sharks' Evander Kane Pushes Growth of Hockey at Oakland Middle School

OAKLAND -- In a place like the greater Bay Area where so many sports reign supreme and twigs and pucks aren't easy to come by, hockey isn't usually the first sport a middle schooler will gravitate toward. When Evander Kane asked a room full of students at Westlake Middle School in Oakland how many of them had ever played ice hockey, not too many hands were raised. But Kim Davis, NHL Executive VP of Social Impact, Growth Initiatives, and Legislative Affairs, believes that can change. And after an afternoon when students played a little pick-up hockey on the school blacktop with Kane himself, she told NBC Sports California that she sees potential to grow the game. "Just listening to the kids inside

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