By Dan Bekes, News EditorThe Islanders are using woodworking and building skills to help them compete for a playoff spot.
As the NHL’s expansion draft draws near, the team is adding woodworking, as well as wood-framed walls and windows.
The new program, called Woodworking for Youth, is a partnership between the team and Woodstock Education Center, which offers woodworking classes for students from 6 to 18 years old.
The program is a collaboration between the Islanders and Woodwork New York, a local non-profit that supports local programs.
Woodwork New Jersey was founded by a group of Woodstock residents in 2004.
They’re working to expand the program to all New Jersey schools.
Woodworking for youth in Woodstock is a collaborative effort between the New Jersey Department of Education and Woodworking New York.
The Islanders are partnering with the program, which was originally developed to provide a safe, fun and affordable education program for children from Woodstock and nearby communities.
The Islanders plan to use the program for classes from the beginning of September to mid-November.