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One-handed hockey goalie defies oddsUPDATED 12:58 AM HST Dec 30, 2013Video Transcript
FINDING AN ALL GIRLS TEAM IS EVEN MORE RARE... BUT IT'S THE TEAM'S GOALIE WHO IS DEFYING THE ODDS... KOAT ACTION 7 SPORTS DIRECTOR ORLANDO SANCHEZ HAS THE STORY OF A GIRL WHO ISN'T LETTING HER DISABILITY STOP HER FROM PLAYING THE GAME SHE LOVES... CHECK OUT THE NEW MEXICO MUSTANGS A HOCKEY TEAM OF ALL GIRLS...AGES 15 THROUGH 19 PRACTICING IN SANTA FE...BUT FORCED TO PLAY MOST OF ITS GAMES OUTSIDE THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT... we're the only U19 team in New Mexico so we play out of state in Colorado AND THE MUSTANGS ARE THE TOP TEAM IN THE MOUNTAIN STATES GIRLS HOCKEY LEAGUE... after the games parents will come up to me and say is that your daughter playing goalie I say yeah that is amazing she can play HER NAME IS MAISIE REYNOLDS AND SHE'S THE ONLY GOALIE ON THE SQUAD... on her team when she started they didn't know she didn't have a hand the opponents never know she doesn't have a hand because she plays normal REYNOLDS WAS BORN WITHOUT A LEFT HAND... AND IT HASN'T STOPPED HER FROM MAKING SAVES ... i had always adapted to it I didn't realize something was different until I started playing more and I was already used to it so I didn't think it was a disadvantage. SHE MAKES GETTING READY FOR THE ICE LOOK EASY... PAD AFTER PAD... CLIP AFTER CLIP... EVEN TAPING HER STICK TO HER GLOVE ON HER LEFT SIDE... THE ONLY HELP, SOMETIMES SHE'LL HAVE HER TEAMMATES HELP TIE HER SKATES... BUT THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE... mainly just trying out different things to see what works like trying gloves on different hands and over time I realize that I play left handed instead of right handed so I'm left handed dominant which is weird because I don't have a left hand SHE'S A CONFIDENT 17 YEAR OLD...DOESN'T WANT ANY SPECIAL TREATMENT AND HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR WITH IT ALL... it's fun if my glove falls off they see it they're like oh gosh and I'm like oh yeah my hand fell off like it's normal MAISIE THOUGHT ABOUT PLAYING OTHER SPORTS, BUT SHE COULDN'T STAY AWAY FROM HOCKEY... AND SHE'S ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY AWAY FROM HOCKEY... AND SHE'S ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY GOALIE ...A POSITION MOST WOULD SAY YOU NEED TWO HANDS TO PLAY...BUT IT OBVIOUSLY HAS NOT STOPPED HER...AND THE TEAM STARTED 4-OH WITH HER BETWEEN THE PIPES ... SHE'S NOT SURE IF SHE'LL PURSUE PLAYING HOCKEY IN COLLEGE...