Former Leaf Wendel Clark gears up for Hockey Day in Canada

Saturday's Hockey Day in Canada caps off a week of events and festivities, and retired Maple Leaf Wendel Clark has been in Lloydminster, visiting schools and hosting on-ice sessions for children.

Festivities end Saturday in Lloydminster, on border of Alberta and Saskatchewan

Canadian hockey great Wendel Clark talks to CBC News ahead of Hockey Day in Canada 4:26

Hockey legends and fans alike are gathering in Lloydminster, a city that straddles the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan, for Hockey Day in Canada.

Saturday's Hockey Day in Canada celebration caps off a week of events and festivities, including school visits and on-ice sessions hosted by retired Maple Leaf Wendel Clark.

“I think it’s been great everybody’s been very involved,” he told the CBC's Charlsie Agro. “Great attendance and just great exuberance, especially by all the kids at the events that we’ve been doing.”

Former Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Wendel Clark chats to minor league hockey players following a training session at the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey School in Toronto on Thursday July 11, 2013. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)
Clark, who is set to play in an exhibition alumni game on Saturday, also had some advice for young, aspiring hockey stars.

“Use your teammates and be part of a team. The better you guys can play together as teams as you get older, the more fun you have,” he said.

“But really, it’s just about having fun with the game and giving them lots of touches of the pucks and shooting the puck in the net,” Clark added.

To see more of Clark’s interview, watch the video above.

For live coverage of Hockey Day in Canada, visit the CBC Sports website.