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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Blind Hockey Comes To Collingwood

Collingwood | by Catherine Thompson  

A Collingwood man is bringing a different kind of hockey to town.

A Collingwood man is bringing a different kind of hockey to town.

The Toronto Ice Owls are coming to play in a blind hockey charity game at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena on April 13th.

Player Randy Banks says those on the team have different degrees of vision impairment, but the game is played with an audible puck that is four times bigger.

Banks says the team, which will play against itself for this game since it is the only blind hockey team in Ontario, is made up of men and women over 16 with the oldest member being 72. 

He tells us that it is amazing to see how high energy this game is and how skilled the players are despite not having their full sight.

The money raised from this event will go to support E3 Community Services.

Entrance to the game is by donation at the door. There will also be a silent auction.

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