Blind hockey taking off in United States

Kevin Shanley offered a disclaimer before he joined an adult recreational hockey league in Indianapolis in 2012.

“I told them ‘I can skate, I can stick-handle, I can do all the necessary hockey things — I just can’t see,'” said the 41-year-old, who began losing his vision at age 6. “I can’t really receive a pass or anything like that, but I just want to come out and play.’ They were happy to have me, they needed bodies.”
But Shanley’s elation from being on the ice turned to frustration about a year later when he had a particularly hard time […]

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