Everything you need to know about the 7th Annual USA Hockey Disabled Festival in Blaine, Minn., April 1-3, 2011

Friday, April 9, 2010

Q&A with the Keeper of the Cup

Before he packed up the Stanley Cup for its next stop (in Calgary), Mike Bolt of the Hockey Hall of Fame talked to me about his experience at the Disabled Hockey Festival.

Of the festival attendees, he said, "They do have a lot of challenges, but the reaction to the Stanley Cup is the same -- the smiles you see and the way you brighten someone's day when they get to see the Stanley Cup, whether it's a 9-year-old child or a 50-year-old." Just a few weeks ago, he had the opportunity to bring the Cup to soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

"So these players all of some disadvantage, but whether they're a soldier, have been injured, or were born with some condition, it doesn't stop them from living their lives. No matter what problems we have on a day-to-day basis, we could learn a lot from these people."

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