Share:

Sled Hockey

Reprinted from PN April 2011

  • Check out sled hockey.

View Forum | Print Article | Font Size + / - | Back

Sled hockey is a sport designed to allow participants with physical disabilities to play the game of ice hockey. It requires them to sit within a sled that has blades on the frame, which allows the puck to pass underneath. Players use two shortened sticks to push themselves along the ice as well as to pass and shoot the puck.

Sled hockey’s rules are essentially the same as those in regular ice hockey. The only differences are sled hockey’s modifications deemed necessary for the safety of the athletes and their equipment.

Sled hockey has been a lifesaver for me and my family. I have only been in a chair for four years, and this (life) is still new. Since the day I became paraplegic, I have been looking for what I can still do, and sled hockey was the answer. I have been playing for a year now and can’t wait until my son can come out on the ice and play with his old man. It will be one of the things I can do with him and my wife.

The team has become an extension of my family, and we can share our experiences with our individual challenges to make us all that much better.

 

To order the April 2011 PN, Click Here.
To Subscribe, Click Here.

Article Forum

PN Forum discussions are intended to provide a place for free-flowing exchange of information, opinions, and comments and are designed to provide an enjoyable and informative expression for all participants.
Please review our Forum Rules for complete details.

Login with username and password (Forgot Password?)
New Post

Sled Hockey

0 Comments


Be the first to comment on this article.
(Register or login to add comments.)