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Sled hockey

Program aims to get disabled onto the ice

Bruce Williams, of Kingston, helps his 10-year-old son Caleb onto the ice with the help of volunteer Bryan Beneduci, of Kinderhook, at STRIDE's Sled Hockey open house at Messa Rink in Schenectady on Saturday, October 20, 2012.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Bruce Williams, of Kingston, helps his 10-year-old son Caleb onto the ice with the help of volunteer Bryan Beneduci, of Kinderhook, at STRIDE's Sled Hockey open house at Messa Rink in Schenectady on Saturday, October 20, 2012.
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Kim Wilson’s twin sons skated together Saturday afternoon at Union College’s Messa Rink to demonstrate the competitive outlets available to people who are physically disabled. Eighteen-year-old brothers Ben and Luke Wilson moved around the rink with relative ease. Ben cruised around with a hockey stick, showing off the skills built up after 16 years on the ice. Luke, who has cerebral palsy, wasn’t held back by his disability, gliding along much lower to the ice, ...


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