Sport: The Joy of Deprogramming Sport

Byplay

On a warm August night in a southern Ontario town called Guelph, a dozen Americans are playing hockey. There are no commercial interruptions. There is no crowd.

Don Rife, 41, a child psychiatrist from Vermont, reacts quickly at one end of the Victoria Road Arena and makes a save with his gloved hand. Jon Reiff, 38, a law professor from Ohio, spins twice chasing a puck but does not fall. George Wolbert, 56, an attorney for Shell Oil, narrowly misses a body check. These men have made their way to the Can/Am Hockey School in Guelph to play for the unvarnished joy...

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