Jan 4, 2013 - Two Erie men have been selected to Team USA to play in The World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships in Vantaa, Finland.
21 year old Bo Ruef and 23 year old Miles Gates will compete in the games that begin on March 30th and run through April 6th.
Ruef was working out at the Ice Center Of Erie.
Gates and Ruef are part of the 23 man roster selected to the team.
The team is made up of hearing impaired players from around the United States and will be competing against teams from Canada, Finland and Russia.
Ruef says he and his teammates are working out daily for this event.
Both Ruef and Gates participated in the 1st World Deaf Ice Hockey Championship Games in 2009 that were held in Winnipeg, Canada