Hershey Bears Share Advice with MHS Middle Schoolers for Success On and Off the Ice
On Thursday, Feb. 8, four members of the Hershey Bears visited Milton Hershey School and shared some valuable advice with the middle school ice hockey team.
“The Bears players talked about their personal journeys and how their activities off the ice, especially their schoolwork, played an important role in their success on the ice,” said MHS Middle Division ice hockey coach and houseparent Craig Cowan. “One player described how he balanced homework and hockey practice as a teen.”
In addition to sharing advice, Bears Tyler Lewington, Wayne Simpson, John Albert, and Mason Mitchell strapped on their skates and hit the ice with MHS players. They practiced offensive-defensive drills and students challenged the Bears in some friendly competition.
The group wrapped up the special practice with a scrimmage featuring two Bears players on each team.
“Our students had a great time and got to hear a valuable message—hard work is important and to always enjoy what you do,” Cowan said.
The school’s partnership with the Bears provides additional opportunities for MHS students to build strong character and gain leadership skills through real-life experiences. Earlier this school year, the Hershey Bears team and coaching staff visited MHS to learn more about its programs, tour campus, enjoy lunch with students, and meet the high school ice hockey team.