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Travis Roy inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame

Travis Roy (center) posed for a picture with Zdeno Chara (left) and Steven Stamkos after dropping the ceremonial puck before the start of a game between the Bruins and Lightning at TD Garden in October. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A former Boston University hockey player who was left paralyzed after his first game has been inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

WLBZ-TV reports (http://on.wlbz2.com/1SXGTFb ) that Travis Roy was among 11 athletes honored at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sunday.

Roy’s career was cut short in 1995 after he crashed head-first into the boards during his first shift in a BU uniform. More than two decades later, the Maine native has helped move research along with the Travis Roy Foundation. He’s also an honorary member of the Boston Bruins and an inspirational speaker. The

Former BU Coach Jack Parker was in the audience on Sunday. Coaches, football players and weightlifters were among the 10 others who were inducted with Roy.

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Information from: WLBZ-TV, http://www.wlbz2.com

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