The third graders at KES had a special visitor on Monday, May 6. Ben Hanowski, who now plays in the NHL, stopped by to meet and talk to the students on Monday. It has been a very eventful year for Hanowski, former SCSU forward. The SCSU Huskies made their first appearance in the “Frozen Four” National Championship in April. Immediately following the tournament he signed with NHL’s Calgary Flames. He scored his first NHL goal against the Minnesota Wild.
Melissa Opatz, a student teacher in Mrs. Nusbaum’s third-grade room, made arrangements for Hanowski to make the visit. The students enjoyed hearing about his experiences as well as getting autographs.
Ben Hanowski, on the right, addresses the third-graders at KES during his special visit. Melissa Opatz, the student teacher who made arrangements for Hanowski to visit is on the left in photo.
Mrs. Nusbaum is at left with her third-grade class of students. In back is Ben Hanowski, special visitor for the class, and at the far right is student teacher Melissa Opatz. Submitted photos.