If you've never seen sled hockey played, check out this video.
The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team knocks off Japan to win the Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championships in Nagano City, Japan, in January 2010.
Then read about Joe Howard, a member of the US Paralympic Sled Hockey team, who will face South Korea on Saturday for their first game. Howard's about to skate in his fourth Paralympics - an unprecedented accomplishment.
“We’re counting on him,’’ said head coach Ray Maluta. “He’s got a terrific touch around the net - that’s something you can’t really teach. Joe has it - that touch around the goal. He’ll finish where one of your younger guys might panic. That’s probably one of his biggest assets. He’s a great competitor."
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