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First off, I would like to note that I've never been much of a follower of ice sledge hockey. The first time I heard about this variant of ice hockey was in 2002 at the Salt Lake Paralympics. Still, I wasn't in tune with watching sledge hockey on a frequent basis.

The first impressions I had of sledge hockey are disabled athletes converted into stylized human skates. These skates could pass to themselves while propelling their way with their picks and they shot pucks as if it was a ping pong ball to a wooden racket with reckless abandon.

Fast forward eight years to the upcoming 2010 Winter Paralympics and the tournament held at the UBC Thunderbird Arena. With Canada's home ice advantage sure to goad the home team on, will they be able to defend the gold they earned at Turin four years ago? Or will one of the other seven teams from their respective lands rise to the challenge?

And at a bargain price of $50 CAN for all ten games, it's worth every loonie and twonie. I mean, you can't get a nosebleed seat at Lakers home game for $50 CAN! It's a steal, I promise you.

Even though we are still in the middle of the Olympics, it's never too early to ...

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