hockey is for everyBODY!!!
Sled hockey provides opportunity for many types of disabled and able-body athletes. Maine Jr Black Bears and USA Hockey is working to create opportunities in our local areas for recreation and competitive teams that include all ages and abilities. Sled hockey is rapidly growing in the US and players are "hooked" once they touch the ice the first time.
Try Sled Hockey For FREE!
TEST YOUR SKILLS & PLAY IN A GAME
BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY
10am - 2pm
APRIL 14, 2018
Penobscot Ice Arena, Brewer
ALL EQUIPMENT WILL BE PROVIDED
PLEASE PRE REGISTER BELOW
Sled (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 disability, wanted to continue playing hockey.
Sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with the exception some 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 and the sticks have metal pics on the butt end for players to propel themselves. Goalies wear basically the same equipment but do make modifications to the glove. Metal picks are sewn into the backside to allow the goalie to maneuver.
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