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Hotwheels hockey team lets everyone play

A hockey game like no other took place inside the Hoggard High School gym in Wilmington on Saturday morning. A hockey game like no other took place inside the Hoggard High School gym in Wilmington on Saturday morning.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A hockey game like no other took place inside the Hoggard High School gym in Wilmington on Saturday morning.

The Hotwheels Power Hockey Team played UNCW's Men's Ice Hockey team who also rode in wheelchairs for the match up. Justin Verzaal, a senior at Hoggard High, helped start the Hotwheels Power team a couple of years ago for people battling a variety of disorders from Muscular dystrophy, to Cerebral Palsy, to autism.

"It's a good opportunity for everyone," said Verzaal. "My brother and sister play sports, they play sports all the time, and I feel like people with disabilities should play, whether they are in a wheelchair or not, it shouldn't limit them." 

Their next game will be in December against the Hoggard High School staff.

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