Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hockey helps children with disabilities focus on goal

Brian Collins and his son Danny, 13, at an American Special Hockey Association game last weekend in Hicksville. Danny, who has Down syndrome, plays for the Long Island Blues

When Danny Collins, a 13-year-old with Down syndrome, brought home a flier about a hockey team for kids with disabilities, he didn't even know how to skate. Three years later, it's hard to get him off the ice, coaches say. "We look like no other hockey you've ever seen," said Jon Schwartz, the American Special Hockey Association vice president and an opposing team's coach. The New York Times

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