The stick tap means many things in hockey, but it's perhaps at its best when used to show support. A good play is met with stick taps against the boards. If a player gets injured on the ice, he'll get stick taps from teammates and opponents alike when he gets up. However, Saturday night in Minnesota, the supportive stick tap took on a whole new meaning.

Jack Jablonski's world changed in December 2011. After getting checked into the boards from behind in a high school hockey game, Jablonski was left a quadriplegic. He was told he would never walk again, but that has never deterred Jablonski from wanting to defy the odds.

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