Markham Islanders Sledge Hockey

HOME OF THE 2013 “C” DIVISION SLEDGE CHAMPIONS!

Your disability doesn’t have to stop you from playing hockey! Sledge Hockey gives you the ability to achieve your goals and play Canada’s favorite game on ice!

PLAY SLEDGE ……. LOVE ICE!

What is Sledge Hockey?
The Markham Islanders Sledge Hockey Team was formed in 1986. Sledge Hockey is an exciting sport for people with special needs. The same rules are followed as in ice hockey, with six players on the ice, including a goalie. Players sit on a sledge, which is a narrow platform with skate blades attached to the bottom, and propel themselves using two specially constructed hockey sticks that have picks on the end. Players wear full hockey gear and are strapped onto the sledges. The sledges can be adapted to meet the individual needs of each player. It is currently one of the most popular sports in the Paralympic Games.

Championship Day Sledge Hockey