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Old 07-12-2010, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to make a hockey puck for blind people to play with. We normally place with this big metal oafy thing that has sometimes even broken the glass. I made one out of 3/4" pvc puck board by cutting two circular pieces and putting them together. I then hollowed out the middle and put in cat bells. The problem is that is still not loud enough. Its alright at best. I'm trying other areas as well. I was thinking of taking an electronic noise maker of some sort and integrating into a regular sized puck. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or helpful ideas. Thanks in advance!
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I'm sorry I do not. But I am intrigued as to how blind people play hockey. How much different is it from regular hockey?
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its played 5 on 5, usually with sighted goalies (goalies who aren't blind). Its usually a mix between sighted players (players who can see) and visually impaired players. Not all the impaired players are totally blind and they still have some vision. The sighted players can only pass the puck and cannot score. They also call out a players name before they make a pass to them. The puck has to make noise so the blind players can hear it. Its also a general rule of thumb for the players to not raise the puck either.
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I'm extremely sorry, I can't help as I don't have the proper knowledge too. But if you have any other questions just PM me and I'll try and help. Good cause Jagnon!
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Hi there,

I'm trying to make a hockey puck for blind people to play with. We normally place with this big metal oafy thing that has sometimes even broken the glass. I made one out of 3/4" pvc puck board by cutting two circular pieces and putting them together. I then hollowed out the middle and put in cat bells. The problem is that is still not loud enough. Its alright at best. I'm trying other areas as well. I was thinking of taking an electronic noise maker of some sort and integrating into a regular sized puck. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or helpful ideas. Thanks in advance!
I think this sounds like a good idea if you could get it done.

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Its played 5 on 5, usually with sighted goalies (goalies who aren't blind). Its usually a mix between sighted players (players who can see) and visually impaired players. Not all the impaired players are totally blind and they still have some vision. The sighted players can only pass the puck and cannot score. They also call out a players name before they make a pass to them. The puck has to make noise so the blind players can hear it. Its also a general rule of thumb for the players to not raise the puck either.
That is so interesting. This reminds me of all those commercials on the NHL network, hockey is for everyone. Anyways, good luck making the puck!
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi
I found your posts about hockey for the doing a google research.
I am visually impaired and I play hockey with The Hiboux (Owls) de Montreal, a hockey club for the blind and visually impaired. A similar organisation exists also in Toronto ( the Ice Owls).

I am quite interested to learn more about your efforts to create a puck for the blind. Our group has been in existence for 31 years now. We play with an empty 48 oz can painted black. The Toronto group is using a plastic wheel filled with berrings.

I would appreciate if we could share our experience on th esubject. Ar eyou playing visually impared or blind hockey ? or know of a group that does ?
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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hey guys, I realize this thread is a couple of years old, but...
We are playing blind hockey here in El Paso, Texas. Our club name is the Blue Mooses. We use an electronic buzzer wired to a battery fixed into the center of a regulation puck. Works just fine, although I am not certain it wouldn't short circuit if used on ice. We play inline hockey on a back-yard sized rink. We use a pond-hockey goal, and play a 'half-court' version of the game...that is, when possession changes hands, the defending team must get the puck into the back zone before taking it forward to shoot. I hope to have video of this soon. This weekend we played three games, and as our skill level improves, so does the game. we are looking forward to travelling and bringing this game to a rink near you sometime soon...

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short note...here in texas, we are working with the USABA to make hockey a legitimate para-olympic sport...in order to do that, all the players must play blind, that is,, no sighted players...We would love to invite the Ice Owls to a match sometime, and may I suggest you guys work on a truley blind version of your game. I have seen your youtube videos, and your players are very skilled.
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The tread is old but the topic very current. Since July 2010, blind hockey has developped further. The second annual canadian national tournement will be held in Toronto in February.
Besides the Hiboux in Montreal (my team), and the Ice Owls in Toronto, there are the Vancouver Eclipse and nucleus of teams in Calgary and Ottawa.
A number of initiatives are underway with busineeses and engeneering colleges to work on a better blind hockey puck.

I would invite you to visit the CourageCanada or the
Canadian Blind hockey web sites and be in touch with Matt Morrow program director there.
You can reach me thru the
hibouxdemontreal.org web site
And why not come up North in February !
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Hey, thanks! for the response...in the next few years, we hope to be travelling all over the place. I have been to toronto once in my life (albeit in July) and went to high school in Northern Michigan, so, even tho now from Texas, we sorta know what snow looks like...it's white, right? I am curious, however, have you guys not tried an electronic buzzer in a regulation puck? Ours does seem to work rather well, and other than a 1" drill bit, no engineering tech is required. Buzzer and battery from radio shack. Have you guys tried an electronic puck, and discarded the idea?

It just occurs to me that the NARCh national tournament is in Toronto in 2013...hmmm, maybe we could stage/host some blind events in conjucntion with the event. Our sighted teams are planning to go already...
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