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Grant Isenbarger ready for third try with national deaf hockey team

By Blake Sebring

2017 WDIHCWhen he was 6 years old, Fort Wayne's Grant Isenbarger attended his first American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association camp and knew what his dream would be. He's been blessed enough to wear "USA" on his jersey two times before and the third time starts tonight in Amherst, N.Y., at the third World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships.

played in the WDIHC in Finland in 2013 and won a bronze medal at the Winter Deaflympics in Russia in 2015.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2oY3h6O

Source: The News-Sentinel

Jim Kyte’s nieces, pioneering hockey players themselves, follow in footsteps of first legally deaf NHLer

By Vicki Hall

2017 WDIHCCALGARY — Emma Kyte was born in 1998, the year after her Uncle Jim retired from a professional hockey career that saw him log 598 games on NHL bluelines.

She never witnessed Uncle Jim — known in his younger days as “Radio Shack,” due to the clunky hearing aids tucked under his helmet — attempt to shut down the likes of Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and Hakan Loob. She never saw the linesmen scoop up his hearing aids and deliver them to the penalty box after many of his 68 heavyweight fights.

Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/sports/nhl/jim-kytes-nieces-pioneering-hockey-players-themselves-build-on-his-legacy-as-first-legally-deaf-nhler

Source: National Post

Hamline Senior to Lead First U.S. Deaf Women's Hockey Team

2017 WDIHCJessica Goldberg has never let hearing loss stand in the way of something she wanted to accomplish.

That includes hockey. The Hamline senior just completed a four-year college career, including a senior season where she finished with a goal and five assists in 25 games.

"Challenges are always going to be there," said Goldberg, who deals with 50 percent hearing loss in each ear.

Read more: http://www.kaaltv.com/article/stories/S4456863.shtml?cat=10728

Source: KAAL TV

Local coaches leading hearing impaired team at showcase in U.S.

By Kevin Adshade

2017 WDIHCSTELLARTON – Two local hockey coaches have a unique experience before them: a chance to coach Canada’s national hearing-impaired female hockey team.

Jeff Green and Shane Chabassol will be behind the bench this coming week at the world men’s hearing-impaired championships in Amherst, N.Y. – just outside Buffalo – where the women will play Team USA in a pair of showcase games prior to the men’s tournament.

Read more: http://www.ngnews.ca/sports/2017/4/17/local-coaches-leading-hearing-impaired-team-at-showcase-in-u-s-.html

Source: The News

Deaf Ice Hockey Championships special for Gintoli family

By Michael Fornabaio

USA Deaf HockeyThey’ve never been linemates on national teams, since they both play center, but at least Shelton’s Peter and Garrett Gintoli have been teammates in some pretty big international tournaments for hearing-impaired hockey players. They were bronze medalists at the 2015 Deaflympics in Russia.

The upcoming World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships will be special for the brothers because of who else will be there: For the first time, there will be a women’s competition, two exhibition games between the national teams of the United States and Canada.

Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Deaf-Ice-Hockey-Championships-special-for-Gintoli-11077043.php#photo-12730121

Source: CTPost

USA to Host the World Deaf Hockey Championships April 19 – 29, 2017

2017 WDIHCUSA Deaf Sports Federation is proud to announce that the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA), in association with USA Hockey and the Amherst Youth Hockey Association, will be hosting the 2017 World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships at the NorthTown Center in Amherst, New York.

​The event will be on April 19 – 29, 2017 at the:

NorthTown Center at Amherst
1615 Amherst Manor Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221

For the first time there will be Women’s teams participating in the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships. During the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championship the US Women’s team will play two exhibition games against the Canadian Women’s team.

More information, including the games schedule, is posted at:

Special participation and volunteers from St. Mary’s School for the Deaf will also be assisting. If you live in or will be visiting north New York State, please attend the games and show your support for Team USA Men and Women!

Reprinted from USA Deaf Sports Federation - https://usdeafsports.org/news/usa-to-host-the-world-deaf-hockey-championships-april-19-29-2017/

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