December 19, 2018 11:06 PM
The Minnesota Wild has branched out and now has a blind hockey program that continues to grow in the state of hockey. The program involving the athletes in Minnesota Disabled Hockey is the largest in the country. There are participants that range in age from six years old to adults in their thirties. U.S.A. Disabled Hockey Director Toni Gillen has seen the interest grow rather quickly in the past year.
“I was approached one day and asked why don’t we have a hockey program for people who are legally blind? Then I was asked to start one and the response has been off the charts successful,” says Toni Gillen.