Blind People Playing Hockey

I don’t know if this is really funny, but it’s kind of amazing — that blind people can play hockey. I can’t even play hockey and I can see just fine.

As you might expect, there are some modifications from regular hockey.

The game is played with an oversized, hollow puck (5.5 inches in diameter) that has ball bearings on the inside. The puck, which moves more slowly than traditional rubber discs, loudly clangs as it glides to help players track its movements. Goals may only be scored in the bottom three feet of the net and one pass must be completed after the center red line before a team can attempt to score.

From the looks of it, it’s kind of tough to be the goalie in a bling hockey game, though.

Only in Canada.