Qualls defies odds on ice

Updated: April 10, 2009, 4:39 PM ET
By Jeff Miller | Special to ESPNRISE.com

FLOWER MOUND, Texas -- Kevin Qualls, a 17-year-old junior defenseman for the Flower Mound High School varsity hockey team, is resourceful on the ice. He has to be, since his right arm ends only a few inches south of his elbow.

But Qualls also displayed resourcefulness, combined with a dash of devilishness, years ago when explaining to his curious new youth hockey teammates why he didn't have a right hand.

With sleepy-looking eyes and a straight face, he calmly said he got into ...

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