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Local veterans discovering sled hockey

Published: January 26, HALLOWELL — In 2006, Christy Gardner’s mind and body were broken while serving as a military police officer with the Army in Korea. Her competitive spirit persevered despite her injuries, and the former collegiate field hockey and lacrosse player spent the better part of her adult life proving doubters wrong. Read More>>

Chronicle: NEP Superstars

New Hampshire Chronicle: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 A reunion of Northeast Passage Superstars. Watch the story>>

Adapting Through Sports

Published: Seacoast Online, November 1, 2014 DURHAM — It’s a lot harder than it looks. That’s what many parents of youth participating in a sled hockey tournament at the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore Center Saturday afternoon said. Read More>>

Home from Sochi: Taylor Chace

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 […]

N.H. Chronicle: NEP Sled Hockey

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>>  

Huffington Post: Sled Hockey gave me reason to recover

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

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

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

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

Those with disabilities thrive in sporting program

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 […]