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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Canadian Sled Hockey Legend Retires

Sled hockey news came this week as Canada's Todd Nicholson announced his retirement at age 41. He has been named among the world's top sled hockey players numerous times.

He has played in four Paralympic Games, including the most recent Vancouver Games in 2010. He was honored to be Canada's flag bearer during the opening ceremonies to the Torino Paralympics in 2006.

Back in 1987, Nicholson was driving home from the high school prom when he lost control of his car. That accident left him a paraplegic.

Sled hockey wasn't Todd's first adapted sport. He began playing wheelchair basketball for the Ottawa Royals. Nicholson said, "Ever since that day I have never been afraid to try anything once and I have been involved in sports to the highest possible level since."

Nicholson is married and the father of twin toddlers. When not competing in sports, he works for the Canadian Border Services Agency. He encourages others with his life motto: never give up on your dreams.

Here are some links to learn more about Nicholson

***Note*** Todd Nicholson has nothing to do with SoCal Sled Hockey, except for a shared love of the sport. We just thought it was interesting news to post on this website/blog.

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