Home Field Hockey The 6-year-old hockey fan gets her own indoor rink with Make-A-Wish.

The 6-year-old hockey fan gets her own indoor rink with Make-A-Wish.


KEEDYSVILLE – Dylan Witzel grabs his new hockey stick, hits a ball on goal and watches the puck slide into the net.

“I registered!” She said excitedly as her family members and visitors cheered.

The 6-year-old, who is now on the mend from a kidney transplant, scored Wednesday’s goal in more ways than one. The young hockey fan was first playing in her own indoor hockey rink installed in the basement of her Keedysville home through the efforts of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and donations from the hockey community and others.

“This was a very nice job that Make-A-Wish did,” said her father, Chris Wetzel. “I am still shocked, surprised and grateful.

“She’s been through a lot of trouble, so she deserves something good.”

Chris Wetzel smiles as his daughter Dylan Wetzel, 6, tries her new hockey gear Wednesday on the indoor rink in the basement of their Keedysville home.

One of the highlights of the artificial ice now covering the ground was a personal video message from her favorite player, TJ O’Shea of ​​Washington Capitals.

He said he heard she was a huge fan of her, and thanked her for her support.

“I heard your wish is to have your own hockey rink in your house,” O’Shea said. “This has been my dream since I was a little kid.”


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