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The Wings of Steel Take off in Marlborough
Friday, April 11, 2014

Whether a person has disability and different ability is a matter of perception. At the 2014 USA Disabled Hockey Festival, there are various brackets of teams playing in ice hockey tournaments according to their different abilities. Participating in this tournament are deaf teams, Wounded Warriors, College level sled teams, youth teams and standing amputees. What you learn from attending these tournaments is that Hockey is Hockey is Hockey. Like anything else in life, if you want it bad enough, find a way to do it, and so, these athletes show you how it’s done.

Our sled hockey team named The Wings of Steel from South Jersey competed today against the Sled Wings sled hockey team from Grand Rapids in the 2014 USA Disabled Hockey Festival, Youth Sled Division B.

The game had a slightly late start because the teams scheduled in the prior game time slot were still playing on the ice, the Standing Amputee/Warriors, adults who sustained life altering injuries in service to our country. I’ll write more in another post about these inspiring athletes who let nothing stand in the way of competing for the love of the sport of ice hockey.

Written by Joanne Costantino (