MICHAEL TUTTON, Halifax-- The Canadian Press
Elizabeth Dagg doesn't hear the cross-ice screams of British Columbia's ringette squad, but the deaf player finds other ways to communicate in a fast-breaking sport where an unexpected pass can clinch a game.
Coach Richard White describes the 17-year-old deaf athlete as having an almost uncanny ability to see or "sense" where the ring should go.
"There's been times there's been three people on Elizabeth. There's no way she can see anybody. She can't hear them. But for some reason she knows where to put the ring," the coach said in an interview.
"So she has a chemistry going on."
Dagg was close to being cut from the squad, but improved her game in the closing months before the provincial squad was chosen, said White.