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Surrey athletes named to BC sledge hockey team

Seven out of 12 players named to this year's BC Sledge Hockey team are from Surrey.

Josh McDonald, Nathan Dewitt, Thea Hill, Christian Marcoux, Kris Grace, Phil Bonnot, and Scott Karrash were all named to the team, organized by SportAbility BC, a multi-sport organization.

Tryouts were held in December during the 2011-2012 BC Sledge Hockey tournament at the Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex.

Sledge Hockey is the paralympic version of ice hockey, designed for athletes with little to no movement in their lower extremities. The game requires balance, endurance and upper-body strength.

Players sit on a sled with blades, and use hockey sticks with metal ice picks to move themselves and the puck.

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