Brighton's Maltby Intermediate School was a sea of red and white on Friday to welcome a special visit from Detroit Red Wings Alum Kirk Maltby and the Red Wings School Assembly Program team.
Maltby was one of 115 metro-detroit schools chosen as part of the Red Wings School Assembly Program, which promotes the sport of hockey through a youth street and floor hockey initiative and encourages students to be active.
More than 950 students participated in the program, asking Maltby questions about his career and winning prizes for answering Red Wings trivia questions.
Students defeated teachers and staff members 1-0 in a shoot out towards the end of the assembly. Although Maltby was on the student team, he failed to score against the teachers' goalie Wendy O'Keefe.
The school was also supplied with two full sets of floor hockey equipment as part of the program.
Last season, the Red Wings School Assembly Team visited 100 local schools, reaching more than 40,000 students and providing 200 sets of equipment to physical education departments. Spencer Elementary was one of the schools visited last November.
The average school group typically ranges from 400 to 500 students, so the school assembly team was excited about visiting Maltby to present to a larger group, according to a Detroit Red Wings spokesperson.
The Red Wings School Assembly Program is sponsored by the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and The Kroger Company of Michigan.