IAN HENSCHKE: Now to the story of troubled kids, a district court judge, and the ice hockey movie, "The Mighty Ducks"
It's an unlikely combination, but it's produced Adelaide's "Ice Factor" program, which is changing lives for the better.
Simon Royal reports. Read More
ADELAIDE TEENAGERS STAR IN TV SPECIAL
In an Australian education first, the teenagers learned to play ice hockey to help overcome their behavioral problems and provide them with the incentive to make a fresh start at school and at home. Read More
Story of one of our ice hockey models, Candy Docking from Willunga Raiders:
International Ice Hockey Federation recognizes the efforts of Ice Factor and Kaurna Boomerangs. This is the peak body of ice hockey in the world:
Troubled kids can find it really hard to get back on track. If they're struggling at school and find it hard to make friends they can start to feel really isolated. But in this story, Catherine checks out a program that is transforming lives - but it's using a very unusual sport! Ice Factor" Catherine Ellis" reporting (29 July 2008 )
Ice Factor director Marie Shaw started the programme nine years ago to help disadvantaged kids and it's success and value has been recognised internationally by the National Hockey League Players’ Association.
Kaurna Boomerangs, the first ever indigenous Australian ice hockey team venturing to Canada in January 2020. Here are the articles from the journey.
Kaurna Boomerangs in Canadian news: