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Home from Sochi: Taylor Chace

Mar 25, 2014
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Published: Seacoast Online, March 24, 2014 HAMPTON — Tuesday was a homecoming of sorts for Taylor Chace, who recently returned from Russia 686 grams heavier thanks to the newest addition to his already-crowded trophy case. Chace helped lead the U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team to its second straight Paralympic gold medal at the Sochi Games earlier this month. The feat was unprecedented in sled hockey history, which Chace said made […]

Second-graders take part in ‘Similarity Awareness Program’

Mar 24, 2014
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Published: Fosters.com, March 25, 2014 DOVER — The halls of Garrison Elementary School on Monday filled with shrieks and squeals coming from the school’s gymnasium. That might be typical with a physical education class in progress, but this was no typical gym class causing the racket. The noise was coming from nearly two dozen second-graders dashing around the gym in wheelchairs, flinging and dodging colored balls. All of the participants […]

N.H. Chronicle: NEP Sled Hockey

Mar 24, 2014

Air Date: March 17, 2014, WMUR’s N.H. Chronicle New Hampshire Chronicle followed Northeast Passage’s sled hockey program at a recent tournament in Exeter, NH. View the full episode>>  

Veterans gather for adaptive sports at Pineland Farms

Mar 3, 2014
Cathy Thompson, from Northeast Passage, shows Ernesto Aquino proper technique.

Published: Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal, March 1, 2014. NEW GLOUCESTER — Brandon Hammonds flew in from Charlotte, N.C., just so he could strap on cross-country skis and try his hand at biathlon. He liked the experience so much that he’s talking about coming back next year. Hammonds, a Marine who was wounded during combat duty in Iraq, was one of 13 veterans and two staff members participating at the Team Semper […]

Huffington Post: Sled Hockey gave me reason to recover

Mar 3, 2014
2010 Paralympic Games- Day 7

Published: Huffington Post, March 1, 2014 This past Friday, Feb. 28, I flew to Sochi, Russia, to represent the United States at the Paralympic Games. This will be the third time I get to wear the USA jersey as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team and it’s such an honor to me. In 2006 we won the bronze medal in Torino, Italy, and four years ago we […]

Neurology Now: Excersize for Everyone

Feb 11, 2014
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From Neurology Now Magazine, Published: February/March 2014 It began suddenly in 2003: two-year-old Samantha Sherwood got up from a nap and stumbled. Although doctors in the emergency department suspected an ear infection, Samantha’s symptoms steadily worsened during the following week. Walking became more difficult. She developed uncontrollable shaking and irregular, rapid eye movements that left her holding her head and crying. After Samantha underwent many tests and medical examinations, she […]

Boston Globe: Paralympic Sled Hockey player helping spread the sport’s appeal

Jan 10, 2014

From: The Boston Globe, January 10, 2014 NEWINGTON, Conn. — Propelling himself toward the opponents’ net, Taylor Chace took a cross-ice pass from a teammate and fired the puck over the goaltender’s glove, giving his team, the Northeast Passage Wildcats, a 1-0 lead over the New Jersey Freeze in the opening minutes of a recent Northeast Sled Hockey League contest at the Newington Ice Arena. Chace went on to dominate […]

the Equalizer: Sled Hockey Player Overcome Disabilities

Jan 1, 2014

From Merrimack Valley Magazine, January/February 2014. Merrimack Valley Magazine 2014 Full Article.

Those with disabilities thrive in sporting program

Dec 22, 2013
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From: Seacoast Online/Portsmouth Herald, Dec. 22, 2013 DURHAM — As Northeast Passage approaches a quarter century of providing adapted and therapeutic sports to people with disabilities, the nonprofit is serving a growing number of clients across the Seacoast and throughout New England. “The essence has always been to fill the gaps in service,” Northeast Passage founder and Executive Director Jill Gravink said of the group’s mission. “We try to keep […]

Mother who lost leg in Boston bombing taking part in race

Oct 7, 2013

From: WCVB, Channel 5 Boston. Aired: 9/24/2013 Mery Daniel lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombings. Five months later, the young mother is taking on a new challenge and inspiring everyone she meets along the way. View Story>> Northeast Passage provides handcycle and rec therapy intervention for Daniel to participate in race.