BREAKING NEWS-Brodeur sports photography program

JERSEY CITY – Legendary New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur came to Jersey City Monday morning as part of the announcement of a sports photography program, to be held at Snyder High School beginning next month, that has been named in honor of Brodeur’s late father.
The Denis Brodeur Sports Photography Program was announced Monday at a press conference at the Charlie Heger Pershing Field Ice Rink. The announcement came one day before the Devils were set to retire Brodeur’s No. 30 and raise it to the rafters of the Prudential Center before the Devils faced the Edmonton Oilers.
Established in conjunction with the National Hockey League, the New Jersey Devils, the Jersey City School District, the Jersey City Recreation Department, Getty Images and Panasonic, the program will help students at Jersey City’s Snyder High School learn how to properly take sports photographs as a regular class in the School for the Arts’ curriculum.
The late Denis Brodeur spent most of his adult life taking sports photographs and now youngsters in Jersey City will learn how to become sports photographers as well, as part of a new program established in the honor and memory of the legendary goaltender’s father, who died in September of 2013.
The idea for the program started during a meeting between Devils president Hugh Weber and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop 18 months ago.
“When we got here in 2013, it became a priority to have more of a presence in the community,” Weber said. “We talked about the ice rink and what we could do there.”
The Devils and Jersey City officials also announced a new youth hockey program called Hockey in New Jersey-Jersey City, which will expand the city’s existing Jersey City Capitals youth hockey program.
For more information about the Brodeur appearance, read Jim Hague’s Scoreboard column in Sunday’s editions of The Hudson Reporter.

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