Ice Hockey: Giroux surprises local youth players in Downingtown

Claude Giroux even had time for a film shoot with some Mites at Ice Line on Oct. 27. (Candice Monhollan)

Claude Giroux even had time for a film shoot with some Mites at Ice Line on Oct. 27. (Candice Monhollan)

WEST GOSHEN — When the Downingtown middle school hockey team showed up early for its 5 o’clock game — the first game of the season — the players weren’t expecting to have a surprise guest greet them on the ice.

As far as they knew, it was just some mini practice.

That was until Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux appeared to give them some pointers.

The star forward spent half an hour on the ice, teaching the young players some moves on the breakaway and giving some tips on other things as well.

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