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Boston Globe: Disabled veterans hit ice with passion on display

Mar 27, 2012

Front Page of Boston Globe, 3/27/2012

DOVER, N.H. – Mike Downing, a hockey goalie, squared himself as Craig Brady fired a shot that flew past Downing’s outstretched glove but clanged harmlessly off the crossbar.

Downing flashed a grin at his teammate, a fellow Afghanistan veteran, as they began a grueling 90-minute practice. Besides a passion for the game, they also share this: Downing and Brady play hockey despite the loss of legs in combat.

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