Tuesday, January 23, 2018
News Roundup

Paralympian skates in Lighting's Hockey Day in Tampa Bay event

TAMPA — U.S. Paralympic team member and former Tampa Bay Lightning sled team member Declan Farmer participated in the Lightning's Hockey Day in Tampa Bay festivities Sunday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Farmer, one of two Tampa Bay Lightning sled team alumni who will participate in the 2014 Paralympic games in Sochi, Russia, skated with former Lightning players, including Dave Andreychuk and Brian Bradley, during a Lightning alumni sled hockey game.

Farmer, 15, of Tampa, attends Berkeley Prep School in Tampa. Fellow Lightning sled team alumnus Greg Shaw, 23, of Merritt Island, will also represent Team USA in March at the Paralympics in Sochi.

In 2012, the Lightning sled hockey team won a national championship.

Sunday's event also featured a pair of high school hockey games and a used equipment sale.

   
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