Youngstown Boom Sled Hockey team meets Phantoms on the ice –

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown Phantoms took to the ice on Saturday, playing against the Youngstown Boom Sled Hockey team at the Covelli Centre.

Sled Hockey is played across the country by kids and adults with physical disabilities.

They have kids on the team with cerebral palsy and spina bifida, but the goal is to be competitive and have a good time.

“I think it’s our greatest joy for him. It was our biggest concern when we found out when I was pregnant that he was going to be born with spina bifida, afraid that he wasn’t going to experience the things that kids get to experience. He does do regular sports also with his classmates, but out here it’s on an even playing field and he really gets to feel what it’s like to be competitive,” said Allison Shipman, the mother of a player.

The game on Saturday was hosted by the Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio and the Youngstown Phantoms.

There was a raffle and silence auction with all proceeds benefitting the Youngstown Boom Sled Hockey team.

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