Hockey teams with the Alberta Sport and Recreation Association for the Blind will be at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre on Saturday. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Visually impaired hockey players to compete in Red Deer

Teams prepare for national tournament

Hockey players with the Alberta Sport and Recreation Association for the Blind will be on the ice at Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at Red Deer College on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m.

Calgary Seeing Ice Dogs, Red Deer Bullseye and Edmonton SeeHawks will participate in the event in preparation for the Canadian National Blink Hockey Tournament in Toronto, which runs from March 26 to 29.

The Alberta association supports visually impaired athletes of all ages and aims to enhance their quality of life through an active lifestyle.

In blind hockey, a metal puck is used that contains ball bearings that rattle as the puck moves on the ice.

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