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Playing hockey on a sled totally changes the game

Para hockey has its own unique biomechanics.

Paralympic Ice Games

Niklas Ingvarsson of Sweden and Steve Arsenault of Canada in action during the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Joel Marklund/Olympic Information Service

It brings me such joy and pride to watch the amazing and inspiring athletes at the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. As an avid sports fan, I’m cheering on Canada’s para ice hockey team. And as a biomedical engineer, I also have a fascination with how para athletes perform and how I can help to make them better.

Many years ago, when I played on a men’s recreational hockey. As he lay in the hospital bed, I introduced him to the local para ice hockey coach to show him there was something to look forward to—he could still play hockey.

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