Originally written February 01, 2013 on NESN.com:
With the latest sports news focusing on the Alex Rodriguez and Lance Armstrong scandals, it is refreshing to hear of a group of local hockey players who share an inspiring story. While most of us tend to take for granted the sounds of hockey, the men of Team USA preparing to play in this April’s Deaf Olympic Games, have developed their own ways to succeed. Some of New England’s most talented hockey players created their own tricks to communicate on the ice — a shortened form of sign language that doesn’t even require them to remove their gloves. But the men of Team USA aren’t just playing for gold this spring, they are also hoping to inspire and attract kids who are hearing impaired and build a dynasty. They will take on Canada in the first round of the Deaf Olympic Games in Finland beginning at the end of March. Check out some of America’s greatest hockey players in the video above.
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