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Weighing in at 120 pounds and at only 3 foot one inch in height, this Northlake Illinois teenager is a world renowned
athlete. Brody Roybal, who was born without legs, was a member of the U. S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that won
the gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. A congenital defect meant Brody was born without
femurs, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his passion for sports.
A long-time fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, Brody joined a youth sled hockey team in the Chicago area. Sled hockey
is hockey on sleds, where the hockey (5) players that can’t use traditional skates, sit in small sleds and propel themselves
along the ice using short sticks in both hands. Sled hockey is played on regulation Olympic-size rinks and are as intense
and competitive as regulation hockey. There are just as many fouls and hard checks in sled hockey as in NHL games.
Brody had tried many sports in grade school, but found his passion for sled hockey by the age of seven. By twelve,
he has gotten so good, he joined an adult team. A coach told J. J. O’Connor, the general manager of the team “This
kid has the potential to be the best that’s ever played the game.” The prophetic statement seems to have been borned
out because Brody joined the U. S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team at the age of fifteen.
Now, quite well-known as one of the youngest paralympians, Brody Roybal is featured with their team in a PBS
documentary entitled “Ice Warriors,” which chronicles five months of the U. S. Sled Hockey team on their quest
for gold in the 2014 Winter Paralympics
Created for Albert.io. September 2014
Sled hockey is hockey on sleds, where the hockey (5) players that can’t use traditional skates, sit in small sleds and propel themselves along the ice using short sticks in both hands.