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Hearing impaired forward from Baie Verte playing hockey for central at Winter Games

By Corey Hurley

2018 Noah Walsh
Noah Walsh of Baie Verte, who was born profoundly deaf, will lace up for Team Central in hockey at the Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games.

Memories and a medal goals for Noah Walsh

NL — As Team Central Newfoundland begins its quest for a medal at the provincial Winter Games today in Deer Lake, they have a forward taking the ice with an inspirational story.

Noah Walsh of Baie Verte was born profoundly deaf, but does not let his hearing ailment hold him back on the ice — or in life.

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Source: The Aurora

Photo credit - The Aurora

Kyte family to compete in Canada Deaf Games

By Richard MacKenzie

2018 Canadian Deaf GamesIt will be a reunion, of sorts, for the Kyte family. And it will involve, appropriately enough, the sport of hockey; and will take place, again appropriately, in Winnipeg.

Members of the family, including St. F.X. students Thomas, Emma, Abi and Sean, are gearing up for the Canada Deaf Games, beginning Wednesday in the Manitoba capital.

The foursome will be part of Team Kyte at the event which includes their uncle Jim who played 13 seasons in the NHL, including seven with the Winnipeg Jets (1982-89).

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Source: Herald Sports

No whistles, no problem for deaf hockey player

By Tyler Harper

2018 Canadian Deaf GamesThe sounds of pucks ringing off posts, skates on ice and bodies hitting boards. To a hockey fan, they are crucial elements of the game. To Iain Love, they are frankly overrated.

Love, an 18-year-old Nelson hockey player, has been deaf for most of his life. But on the ice he manages just fine.

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Source: Nelson Star

Canada Deaf Games: Team Kyte – Young Generation

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationMeet the young members of Team Kyte that will play at the 2018 Canada Deaf Games.

Abigayle Kyte

At 19 years of age, Abigayle is a second-year Bachelor of Arts student at St. Francis Xavier University looking forward to a career in law.

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Source: Canadian Deaf Sports Association

Deaflympian hockey players now RIT Tigers

USA Deaf Sports FederationOn Sunday, November 5, 2017, the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) held a matinee between RIT and Niagara University. The Tigers came up on top on account of the “Deaf Connection” as three different deaf players scored all three goals. Tyler DeVore (Boonton Township, New Jersey) opened up the scoring, Sam Holzrichter (Sioux City, Iowa) added another tally, and Derek Struwing (Bartlett, Illinois) scored the game-winning goal. All three were members of the 2015 Bronze-medal Deaflympic team and the 2017 Gold-medal World Championship squad. RIT faces Navy next weekend.

This year’s edition of the Tigers is unique because it features the most Deaflympic players on their roster at one time, with five members from the 2015 Deaflympic team and 2017 World Championship team. They are:

TJ Oricchio (Plattsburgh, NY)
Tyler DeVore (Boonton Township, NJ)
Danny Kurchena (Rutland, VT)
Sam Holzrichter (Sioux City, IA)
Derek Struwing (Bartlett, IL)

USADSF wishes to recognize those players and sends our hearty congratulations to RIT’s Tigers!

Reprinted from USA Deaf Sports Federation -

Deaflympian hockey players now RIT Tigers

Teens make hockey history on first women's deaf team

By Marie Wilson

2017 WDIHCAll their teammates also have some degree of hearing loss -- so the condition becomes not an impairment but a unifier.

"You can show you're deaf instead of hiding it," says 13-year-old Maddie of Elgin, a center who scored two goals as the new women's team took on Canada during its first and only games, exhibition contests April 22 and 23 in Amherst, New York.

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Source: Daily Herald

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