Teenage Hockey Player Refuses to Hang up the Skates
Adam Teel was born on skates.
Teel has been playing hockey since he was 6-years-old, but there was something that was trying to hold him back.
In November 2015, Teel was diagnosed with a rare brain condition called chiari malformation.
Through all the doctors visits and the doubters, Teel’s dedication to hockey allowed him to get the treatment he needed to continue playing.
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Third-Year / Broadcast Journalism
Jacob Cheris is a third-year majoring in broadcast journalism from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He is an aspiring sports writer. Jacob is a huge Washington Capitals fan and has a great passion for hockey. He played all throughout high school. He is also a member of Penn State Sports Night, where he analyzes hockey and other sports on YouTube. Jacob also covers Penn State Men’s hockey as the lead editorial writer for Roar Lions Roar, giving in depth analysis on the team, and feature stories on specific players. Jacob is also the host of CommRadio’s hockey talk show “The Sin Bin”. Jacob is looking to expand his love for hockey and use it across all sports.