"I'm from Oregon and it's not a big hockey state. Up until then, I'd never watched hockey or knew the rules or anything like that. I finally gave in and tried it out, and thought it was like football on ice. After eight-months playing, my coach at the time recommended I try out for the Paralympic hockey team, which was going to Vancouver in 2010. I didn't make the cut the first time around, but I didn't dwell on that, I just worked harder, and made the team the following season.