The Columbia Valley Rockies are helping local students embrace reading off the ice.

The Columbia Valley Rockies are helping local students embrace reading off the ice.

Reading with the Rockies

The valley's Junior B hockey team is putting down the sticks and picking up books at local elementary schools.

Rockies player Joe Colborne helps Grade 3 Eileen Madson student Madeleine Sherk read through one of her favourite novels, as part of the Rockies’ One-on-One reading program.