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By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
New Jersey Devils forward, David Clarkson, was the star of the evening in Newark once again last night, this time in front of 200 smiling, grateful faces from the Hockey In Newark program, where Clarkson and the NHLPA’s Goals and Dreams program donated 50 sets of brand new equipment.
The Goals & Dreams program allowed for Clarkson to choose an organization in which he would donate equipment and after talking to co-founder of Hockey In Newark, Keith Veltre, Clarkson said it was a “no brainer” to choose the organization right in the heart of the city the Devils now call home.
Prior to the re-location of the Devils to Newark, hockey becoming popular in the city of Newark was just an idea in the minds of two East Side teachers who wanted to share their passion for the sport of, with a hope that it would catch on.
Handed a team of five players and equipment that would even make the kids from The Mighty Ducks blush, Dennis Rup...