Rangers Make Quick Visit to Lake Placid

On October 2nd the New York Rangers came to the Olympic Center in Lake Placid for a special team bonding experience and practice in order to prepare for their upcoming season. Their practice at the USA rink was open to the public.

Lake Placid,  a hockey-crazy town that hosted the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, had hundreds of visitors from all around the North Country. This included people from Massena, Ellenburg, even one family from New Jersey. The rink was packed with intrigued fans and people excited to watch professional hockey.

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New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist greets fans looking for autographs following Monday’s team practice at the Olympic Center’s USA Rink. The Rangers worked out before a packed rink of 500 fans as they prepared to open the NHL regular season on Thursday. (Adirondack Daily Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Daniel Lambert ‘18 a hockey player on the Northwood Junior hockey team said “I am pumped to have had them here, I think the whole community of Lake Placid was looking forward to it.”

The Rangers are currently one of the best NHL teams, and have one of the best goaltenders in Henrik Lundqvist. Lundqvist, along with other stars, such as Rick Nash or Ryan McDonagh, were at the Rangers practice along with the rest of their roster.

The Rangers are currently 3-3 in the preseason, but they are gearing up for their first regular season game against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden three days after their visit to Lake Placid.

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