January 30, 2013, Courtenay, BC (ISN) – On Monday afternoon, six members of the Comox Valley Glacier Kings joined BC Hockey in partnership with the Soldier On Project and held a Sledge Try It event.
The Soldier On Program helps serving and retired members of the Canadian Forces with permanent or chronic illness or injury maintain a physically fit lifestyle by creating opportunities for them to enjoy sporting and recreational activities.
Comox Valley Glacier Kings Captain, Nick Tupper, was one of the volunteers, and he was surprised at how tough the sport is, “It’s neat, when you see it live you have to respect how hard it is to pull yourself around in those sleds and turn and what we do on two feet, they’re doing with two arms and a skate strapped to the bottom of them.”
Tupper added that the opportunity to work with members of the military was special, “anytime you can work with members of the military it’s awesome. I personally look up to people like that, it’s really cool just to connect with them and talk to them they always have great stories and they’re great people all around.”
Tupper was joined by teammates Sasha Hahn, Calvin Hadley, Michael Hails, Brook Trainor and Garrett Hails.
For pictures from the event visit www.glacierkings.ca
The Glacier Kings next home game is Friday night, when they’ll host the Oceanside Generals.