Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel made a young hockey team's practice extra special with a guest appearance earlier this week.

Noel was guest-coaching 13-year-old players with the Winnipeg Monarchs on Monday night at the MTS Iceplex.

Noel says he has been volunteering with younger teams as a way to keep busy during the NHL lockout. It's a good way to give back to the community, he added.

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