Last week the #67s were visited by Kelly Serbu, captain of Team Canada Blind Hockey. Kelly is a former junior hockey player and during his junior career he began to lose his sight. Today, Kelly is legally blind but continued to play hockey with sighted people and still does to this day!
In 2015 he was introduced to the sport of Blind Hockey and it has become a big part of his life since then. Kelly and Team Canada will be traveling down to Pittsburgh this weekend for the first ever international Blind Hockey series against the US. The tournament kicks off Friday at 4:40pm, followed by games on Saturday at 1:00pm, and Sunday at 9:30am. All games will played at the Pittsburgh Penguins practice facility.
Prior to his departure Kelly stopped by 67’s practice on Friday to talk to the team about his journey and what #NoQuit means to him. He then went out on the ice with the team, bringing his own puck and played some Blind Hockey with the Barber Poles. The boys had an absolute blast and thank Kelly for taking the time to come visit.
Kelly was also at TD Place on Saturday for the ceremonial puck drop where he dropped the Blind Hockey puck they team had used the day before.