Taylor Chace sustained a spinal cord injury during a hockey game in 2002. At 16, he was a highly sought after stand-up player and the thought that he would never play a competitive sport again was life changing.
Shortly after his injury, he was introduced to Northeast Passage and the sport of Sled Hockey. From the beginning, Northeast Passage was there to offer support, guidance, appropriate equipment, training advice and encouragement.
Taylor joined the USA Sled Hockey team for the 2006 Paralympics in Torino and was a member of the team that brought home a gold medal from the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, where he was named defenseman of the tournament. Taylor is captain of the U.S. team and was also awarded USOC Sportsman of the Year for 2010.
Taylor graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2011 with a degree in Sport Studies.
Northeast Passage was there for Taylor and his family when he went home from rehab and they were in Vancouver when he won the gold medal…a sport Taylor never thought he would play again was made possible by Northeast Passage.
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