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Never Too Old to Play Ice Hockey!
Never Too Old to Play Ice Hockey!

It's not every grandfather who can brag that he has played hockey with his grandson, but Ralph Kimball can! He sent me a photo of himself and his now 14-year old grandson Ethan. "He's a terrific hockey player and will play prep school hockey at St. Marks in Southboro, MA this winter," boasts the proud grandfather.

Ralph got in touch with me after seeing a link to my recent post Women. Turning 50? Grab Your Basketball and Join the Team on msn.com. I know — Catching Health certainly gets around!

Here's what Ralph had to say:

"Hi Diane: Great article on Maine Senior Basketball. The same enthusiasm exists in men's senior hockey as well as other sports. I play three mornings a week, in tournaments and the Massachusetts Senior Games. Great camaraderie, competitiveness and above all, promotes great health."

Ralph practices and plays in Massachusetts, but has strong ties to Maine. He played for Colby College from 1960 to 1963 and spends summers in Boothbay Harbor. "Senior hockey programs are huge in the US," he explains, "and I could probably go to any city with an ice rink and find a group to skate with." 

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