BOISE – James Davis is making a huge impact in the Boise Parks and Recreation hockey league. He’s 14 years previous, and ice hockey is his ardour. And whereas he has autism, it does not maintain him again from following his dream.

James feels proper at residence with his staff at Idaho Ice World.

“Playing hockey means everything to him, there’s something that’s calming for him on the ice,” stated his mother, Tiffany Davis.

The Idaho Steelheads truly impressed him to start out enjoying.

“I went to one of their games back in 2012, and I wanted to play,” he stated.

He arrived at Idaho Ice World having by no means skated earlier than, however with a will to study. After two years of arduous work, he earned a spot on a group.

“(He) doesn’t quit, shows up practice after practice, week after week, comes in by himself, puts on all his gear gets out there,” stated Kory Scoran, Ice World’s hockey coordinator. “He’s just an inspiration to the team, to the coaching staff and everyone around the rink.”

“To be able to finally be on a team,” Tiffany added. “He just kept going and did not stop, and I thought you know what he’s going to be able to make this.”

We informed the Idaho Steelheads about James, they usually invited him to CenturyLink Arena, shocking him with his personal locker and a seize bag filled with Steelheads swag.

He additionally received to satisfy coach Neil Graham and take to the ice to follow with the group. With his dad watching, James received pointers from the execs and and even scored a objective.

“I can’t imagine how he feels being on the ice with his heroes,” stated Temo Davis.

James says it was the shock of a lifetime.

“When I woke up this morning I was like, shouldn’t I be at school?” he stated.

It was enjoyable for the gamers and coaches as nicely.

“We enjoy days like today,” stated Graham. “When you have an opportunity to give back.”

James says he has massive plans to play in school at some point. His coaches over at Ice World say they will do no matter they will to assist him attain that aim.

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