Taylor Chace of Hampton Falls, is making his second trip to the Paralympic Winter Games as a member of the U.S. sled-hockey team. A University of New Hampshire senior, Chace suffered a spinal injury while playing traditional hockey for the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs. (COURTESY)
UNH’s Taylor Chace returning to Paralympic Games
A member of the U.S. Sled Hockey Team since 2005, the 27-year-old Hampton Falls resident on Wednesday officially was named a member of the team that will represent the U.S. at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, March 7-14. The announcement came after the conclusion of tryouts conducted by USA Hockey in suburban Buffalo, N.Y.
A University of New Hampshire graduate, Chace is a program specialist for UNH’s Northeast Passage, an organization that promotes active, independent living for people with disabilities. Among his duties are coaching sled hockey and serving as a strength-and-conditioning specialist.