01/17/2014 04:37 EST | Updated 03/19/2014 05:59 EDT

Former Leaf Wendel Clark gears up for Hockey Day in Canada

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.”

​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.