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By Bob Batz Jr.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

Pittsburgh a force behind hockey programs for the blind


PITTSBURGH (AP) — The campers stepped into the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, firing questions.

"Are we on the ice?"

Counselor: "No, we're not on the ice yet."

"Can we see the rinks?"

No, they could not, because of these 58 young people, ages 5 to 18, half are completely or almost completely blind. The others have a range of vision impairments. As part of the recent Envision Blind Sports camp, they were bused from Slippery Rock to the Penguins Rinks to try blind hockey.

Yep — blind ice hockey. It's a new thing, and Pittsburgh looks to be a driving force behind growing it, her...

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