What is Sled Hockey?


Sled Hockey (also known as Sledge 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 of 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.

 

Sled Hockey started early in 2000 in Austin and Dallas.  In 2007, Operation Comfort founded a team in San Antonio in 2007 which was later adopted by the San Antonio Rampage Hockey Club who outfitted the team with equipment and jerseys.  Today, there are programs in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.


Sled hockey provides opportunity for many types of disabilities and there are opportunities available across  Texas for recreation/competition all the way to the National Sled Team that plays in the Paralympics.


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Sled Hockey in Texas

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Texas Sled Hockey Players Get Gold Medal Experience!


Andy Yohe, Captain of the Gold Medal winning 2012 USA Sled Hockey Team took the ice with Team Texas during our Paralympic Experience weekend. 

The players enjoyed the opportunity to skate with Andy and listen to tips and tricks of the sport. (above)


Also on hand to support the Paralympic Experience Day was Houston Oilers QB Dan Pastorini (at right).

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Sled Hockey on WHEELS!


Team Texas Sled Hockey goalie Kyle Huckaby is shown here with Houston AEROS mascot Chilly as STARskaters sled hockey players played an exhibition and let attendees of the Abilities Expo give the sport a try during the annual conference and expo at Reliant Center in Houston.

Sled Hockey in Texas


Meet US Sled Hockey Gold Medalist Rico Roman and Texas Sled Hockey players Alan Montross, Joseph Montemayor, Bagina Rwiyerka and STARskaters.org founder Jim O’Neill and see how Sled Hockey is changing lives in Texas.


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