One part of amateur sport that doesn’t really get much publicity is all of the Alberta athletes who compete in disabled sport.
In Alberta we have some of the best disabled athletes in Canada and the world.
Check out Ben Biermann, for instance. He’s a sledge hockey player with spina bifida who has drawn comparisons (mostly from me) to a young Wayne Gretzky.
Especially with the devastating loss at this year’s Vancouver Paralympics, hopefully we’ll see a big change in the roster of the team in Sochi at the next Winter Paralympics Games. His chances are high that he’ll be on the team and will hopefully compete for a gold medal in the future.