H.J. Pfaff Audi supports Redbirds Lacrosse novicesJun 15th, 2015
From Gretzky to Tavares, Shanahan to Stamkos, Canadian-born NHLers recommend playing lacrosse in the summer to improve hockey skills.
“It’s lacrosse that helped teach me to spin off checks, take shots and protect the puck under pressure,” Says John Tavares, two-time World Junior Hockey Champion. “My stick skills, the way to read the play quickly comes from lacrosse. The hand-eye coordination, is just one of the little things that helps you in hockey.”
Hockey and lacrosse are very similar sports. They are high tempo, physical team sports that have similar elements to the game. Both sports utilize 5 players and a goalie, three periods and strategy of developing odd-man situations to create scoring opportunities. Hockey players excel in Lacrosse. And, in turn, they become markedly better hockey players.
The purpose of the Redbirds Lacrosse Club (RLC) is to organize, develop and promote minor lacrosse for the youth of the Towns of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Newmarket, Oak Ridges, Richmond Hill and the Township of King as shown in the RLC Boundaries map. H.J. Pfaff Audi is proud to support the Novice division of Redbirds Lacrosse in our community.