Sharing culture around the globe runs in the family for Nathaniel Poole. Nathaniel, a fifth grader at Dryden Elementary School and PeeWee Hockey player, is heading to Novomoskovsk, Russia as a member of the Albany Capitals ice hockey team representing the USA in the EuroChem Cup. Having a team from the USA will be a first for the EuroChem Cup, where the Capitals will compete with teams from Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Switzerland and Russia.
Nathaniel joins Logan Woods, a fifth grader from Lansing Middle School, along with 12 other players from the Central New York and Capital Regions in the newly formed team coached by Brad Chartrand, a former star of the Cornell men’s hockey team who also played with the L.A Kings.
Chartrand shares, “This is an incredible opportunity for our kids to get out there, see the world, learn how others play hockey and potentially forge life-long friendships.”
The cup will take place from May 25 through May 30, where the young players have the opportunity to meet some of their hockey heroes, as major names in the sport visit the round-robin tournament.