Power Hockey

Those of you in wheelchairs have you ever seen hockey on tv and said hey I would like to try that. Well you can it’s called Power Hockey played in your electric wheelchair, and has pretty much the same rules as in regular hockey except you have 5 players on the floor and in the NHL there are 6 players on the floor or ice. In power hockey there are 3 levels of players which are based on the amount of strength you have in your arms but all 3 levels of players can play on the same team. The first 2 levels are those that can hold the hockey stick and the third level are those that need the hockey stick taped or mounted to their chair. There is an association called (U.S.EWHA) which means U.S. Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association it is a non-profit 501 (C) 3 corporation, and member of Disabled Sports USA.

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Houston Trip part 1

This past weekend I went to Houston’s Abilities Expo 2010, trying to find things to help do things I have not been able to do in a long time. Like driving my wheelchair and talking on the phone, also saw some other cool things I did not know about. So I’m going to tell you what I found  and some videos of things that where there. Here is one thing that was there it is called Power Soccer, they showed a demo game at the expo it was awesome. I got to meet Jerry Frick who is a coach of one of the Power Soccer teams. I’ve been thinking about getting into this when I get a way to drive my wheelchair. I would have to start up a team cause the nearest team is in Alexandria,La. and that is like 2 hours from where I live. So I think I’m going to ask Jerry how to get a team going when I start driving my wheelchair again. Tomorrow I’ll tell you about another thing I saw at the expo in Houston.