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Bob “The Hound” Kelly tells Coatesville students the importance of teamwork


VALLEY >> Coatesville students learned about teamwork from a former Flyers player who relied on teamwork on the ice.

Philadelphia Flyers Ambassador of Hockey, Bob “The Hound” Kelly, and the Flyers Community Relations Department members, visited Rainbow Elementary School, of the Coatesville Area School District, to speak with third, fourth and fifth-grade students about teamwork. The assembly focused on using teamwork to achieve goals in school, sports and at home.

He serves as the team’s “Ambassador of Hockey,” visiting schools and teaching kids about the importance of teamwork and people working towards a common goal. Throughout the assembly Kelly touched on how being a good teammate or classmate creates a better learning atmosphere. He told students that without great teamwork and trusting in each other, the Flyers would have never won their two Stanley Cup Titles in 1974 and 1975. He said trust comes from listening to each other and helping each other. Kelly played with the Flyers until the 1979–80 NHL season when he was traded to the Washington Capitals. He retired in 1982.

Kelly also emphasized the importance of being safe when playing sports. The program culminated with an interactive game designed to get the students involved in being a positive teammate. At the end of the event, Kelly gave special Flyers giveaways to all in attendance.


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