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

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Visit by a Goalie, Miss Virginia 2008

Tara Wheeler, Miss Virginia 2008, joined the USA Hockey Disabled Festival today to sing the National Anthem at two feature games featuring wounded soldiers. Now a blogger for Comcast Sportsnet, Tara was the starting goalie for the Penn State Lady Icers and continues to play recreational hockey in local men's leagues. She feels a particular connection with the Armed Forces, having grown up in a military family and serving as an Air Force ROTC cadet and flight commander, and told me she was honored to be part of the festival.
Tara with former Washington Capitals Joe Reekie, Sylvain Cote, and Gordie Lane, who played in a game between the USA Warriors and Maryland Law.

With members of the USA Warriors, a team of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With members of sled hockey players with the USA Warriors.

With J.J. O'Connor, chair of USA Hockey's disabled section and general manager of the USA sled hockey team that won the gold medal in Vancouver.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of such a special event! You are all my heroes!!