Aug 23, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT
Scott Stafford will try to defy the odds, as he tries out for the Denver Cutthroats of the Central Hockey League.
Stafford plays hockey with only one hand, after being born without his left hand.
But doesn’t let that stop him from playing a game he clearly loves, or as an excuse for not trying to play hockey at the highest possible level he can.
“I’ve kind of used hockey to show people it’s just a hand,” Stafford recently told the Hamilton Spectator. “It’s only a disability if you let it be.
“All my goals are short-handed.”
The 23-year-old Stafford, who played Junior B hockey, is now in Denver, trying out for the Cutthroats. As per
“This kid is fun to watch. It really is amazing,” Cutthroats head coach Derek Armstrong told The Denver Post.
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