Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Video...View 'N' Vote

Nicole Mullins - Steel City Icebergs
Just an update and clarification concerning the video that the Kawartha Komets have submitted to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital contest.  The contest, entitled Filmpossible, was launched to give Visability to Disability and show how individuals with challenges can be true WINNERS.

This video footage was shot by one of our Kawartha Komets coaches, Sean Quinlan, at the Special Hockey International Tournament in Boston in April of this year.  The Komets were playing the Steel City Icebergs from Pittsburgh in our final game of the tournament.

One of our players, Brandon Vansickle, without any prompting or coaching, took the puck and placed it on the stick of Nicole Mullins.  Nicole's father fashioned a special walker that enabled her to skate.  A stick was attached to the walker.  Brandon instinctively saw an opportunity to help an opposing player get a goal.  The rest, as they say, is history...dramatically captured on this video.  Our goaltender, Colin Gillis-Bateman, does not use a hockey stick as he is paralyzed on one side...from birth.  Watch what happens and be moved.  Wow!

Carlo Raponi, from Youth Unlimited in Peterborough, took Sean's footage and added some excellent commentary by Sean and another of our coaches, Dale Lowe.  Sean and Dale's excitement is contagious.

Please view the video and then register and log in to cast your vote.  Please vote every day.  After registering the first time you just have to log in with your e-mail address and password.

The winning entry will receive a $5,000 prize.  Thanks for your support of the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program.  It means a lot.

Grab a box of Kleenex and watch!  And vote!  THANK YOU!

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