Updated Fri, Oct 28, 2011 2:51 pm
Some select boys and girls got that rare opportunity as the Bobcats held scrimmages against Athens Youth Hockey at Bird Arena.
The event was a night-long celebration of the game of hockey. Parents and friends looked on as the kids were shown the ropes by the Division 1 squad.
Youth goalies were put in collegiate regulation nets while Ohio goalies defended the miniature goals.
Kids were outfitted with free equipment and taken through drills by former Ohio head coach Craig McCarthy.
The Mite squad is one six groups and ranges from ages six to eight. The other age groups include:
Mini Mite (6 and under)
For more information on how to sign up, check out the official Athens Hockey site.