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 Jean Brennan at adaptive@eswgames.com.

SCHEDULE

  • A (Capital District) ; B (Vermont Pioneers)
  • C (Vermont Sledcats) ; D (Buffalo Sled Cats)
  • E (Vermonth Ice Vets; F (Mountain Warriors)
  • G (CNY Flyers); H (Mass Knights)

Friday, February 2

  • A vs. B – 3 p.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center 
  • C vs. D – 4:30 p.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center 
  • E vs. F – 6:00 p.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center 
  • G vs. H – 7:30 p.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center 

Saturday, February 3

  • A vs. C. – 8 a.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center
  • E Vs. G – 9:30 a.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center
  • B vs. D – 11 a.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center
  • F vs. H – 12:30 p.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center
  • A vs. D – 2:00 p.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center
  • E vs. H – 3:30 p.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center
  • B vs. C – 5:00 p.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center
  • F vs. G – 6:30 p.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center

Sunday, February 4

  • 4th Pl. Bracket 1 vs. 4th Pl. Bracket 2 – 8:00 a.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center
  • 3rd Pl. Bracket 1 vs. 3rd Pl. Bracket 2 – 9:30 a.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center
  • 2nd Pl. Bracket 1 vs. 2nd Pl. Bracket 2 – 11:00 a.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center
  • 1st Pl. Bracket 1 vs. 1st Pl. Bracket 2 – 12:30 p.m. – Saranac Lake Civic Center

*All schedules are subject to change

REGISTRATION FEES

  • $35 per person without a jacket
  • $65 per person with a jacket. Must be pre-registered and pre-ordered.