It’s not uncommon to walk through any public place where people gather and see someone outfitted with a prosthetic limb. Disease and wars have taken their toll on the otherwise healthy individual. For the mentally alert losing an arm or a leg doesn’t mean they lose their life. For the well adjusted there are ways to get involved with living that requires a desire to get in, and stay in the game. Maine Sled Hockey is about those who have lost a leg or the ability to use their legs, but still want to participate in competitive sports. As a team sport sled hockey is one of the fastest growing, since first being introduced in 1969.
My blog site is inspired by men and women whose zest for life is demonstrated in their willingness to give the game of hockey their all. Played by a wide range of disabled players, sled hockey takes limits out of the equation. When in the rink the players are focused on the sport and the win. They are beyond any personal limitations. Their sled becomes a part of them. The richness and freedom of gliding across an ice rink, unrestricted, sets the participant up to gain more confidence and self appreciation, along with making it a great spectator event.
At Maine Sled Hockey I invite you to celebrate along with my other readers the sport of hockey, and the stories of those who have found it to be an expression of their whole selves. It has developed into an international draw, so the Maine Sled Hockey Chapter articles will not be limited to just the state of Maine. While we have a lot going on here in Maine, I don’t want to be restricted when there is much more going on throughout the world arena.
I would enjoy hearing from you. Do you play? Do you have a friend or relative who plays? Let me in on your experience, and I’ll include your story and insights in a future posts.