Prince William and Kate Middleton Visit Hockey Country

July 6, 2011— -- The royal couple continued to charm the local residents of Yellowknife Tuesday as they took part in Canada's favorite sport -- hockey.

Prince William, who is famously athletic, seemed to be out of his element. He took three shots on an unobstructed goal during a street game with local players but couldn't land the puck in the net.

The players encouraged his attempts, though.

"He looked like he knew what he was doing," Calvin Lomen, 20, told the Associated Press. "I heard him say he doesn't know how to play, but it seemed like he had a natural talent if he practiced more."

The prince even asked the young goalie to let him get a free shot in. Lomen said he really tried not to block the shot, but somehow Lomen saved what was supposed to be an easy in.

One of the shots was aimed straight at the cameras and reporters stationed right behind the goal. The prince cheerfully laughed off his bad attempts.

Kate laughed off some of the calls from the crowd to play, and instead dropped the ceremonial puck to start off the game.

Afterward, the couple was presented with two Olympic team Canada hockey jerseys printed with the last name "Cambridge" on the back. Kate, who has been popular among the crowds of young women and children, was presented with No. 1, while the future king was given No. 2.