When Chase Priskie was a child growing up in Pembroke Pines, his parents took him to one of the Florida Panthers ‘Learn to Play’ programs.
It was there where Priskie started to learn the fundamentals of the game and fuel his love of that game as well.
On Saturday morning, Priskie was back on the ice as the Panthers resumed their youth skating program after it has been halted due to the pandemic.
Things were a bit different, of course.
And we are not even talking about the kids and instructors wearing protective masks.
No, the biggest difference was that now Priskie has gone from student to teacher.
The kid from Pembroke Pines is all grown up now, and he says it was “an honor” to be asked by the Panthers to return and try and instill some knowledge to kids who may, someday, try and make it to the NHL.
But, as much as things change, they sometimes remain the same.