Adaptive Sled Hockey

Sled (or sledge, as it's referred to outside the United States) hockey was invented at a Stockholm, Sweden, rehabilitation center in the early 1960s by a group of Swedes who, despite their physical disabilities, wanted to continue playing hockey.

Sled hockey follows most typical ice hockey rules, with the exception of the equipment. Players sit in specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades. There are two sticks for each player instead of one and the sticks have metal pics on the butt end for players to propel themselves. Goalies make modifications to their gloves - metal picks are sewn into the backside to allow the goalie to maneuver.

Sled hockey provides opportunity for many types of disabilities and there are opportunities available in local areas for recreation/competition all the way to the National Sled Team that plays in the Paralympics. Sled hockey is rapidly growing in the US and players are "hooked" once they touch the ice the first time.

For further information and to register for Sled Hockey, please contact Troy Kingsbury at kingsbury@mac.com (802) 224-6903

SCHEDULE

Bracket 1 Bracket 2 
A- Mountain Warriors

E- Vermont Ice Vets

B- Vermont Pioneers

F- Albany Stride
C- CNY Flyers

G- Vermont Sledcats

D- Buffalo Sled Vets

H- Mass. Team

Friday, February 1 - Saranac Lake Civic Center 

Mountain Warriors vs. Vermont Pioneers 3:00PM

CNY Flyers vs. Buffalo Sled Vets 4:30PM

Vermont Ice Vets vs. Albany Stride 6:00PM

Vermont Sledcats vs. Mass. Team 7:30PM

Saturday, February 2– Saranac Lake Civic Center 

Mountain Warriors vs. CNY Flyers 7:00AM

Vermont Ice Vets vs. Vermont Sledcats 8:30AM

Vermont Pioneers vs. Buffalo Sled Vets 10:00AM

Albany Stride vs. Mass. Team 11:30AM

Mountain Warriors vs. Buffalo Sled Vets 1:00PM

Vermont Ice Vets vs. Mass. Team 2:30PM

Vermont Pioneers vs. CNY Flyers 4:00PM

Albany Stride vs. Vermont Sledcats 5:30PM

Sunday, February 3– Saranac Lake Civic Center 

3rd Pl. Bracket 1 vs 4th Place Bracket 1 8:00AM

3rd Pl. Bracket 2 vs 4th Place Bracket 2 9:30AM

2nd Pl. Bracket 1 vs 1st Place Bracket  1 11:00AM

2nd Pl. Bracket 2 vs 1st Place Bracket 2 12:30PM

All schedules are subject to change

REGISTRATION FEES

  • $65 per person