"A lot of them never played hockey before," said Bob Banach, president of the program. "But once they get out there, they realize how much fun they have. It's all about the camaraderie."
"Anything we can do to get them out and active and be a part of the team and back out in the world and back out into society," Banach said. "It's a whole new skill for them that they didn't realize they can do, because a lot for them were never even exposed to the game. But it really helps them out, not just for hockey, but to get out and forget about the hospital setting."