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Open to all ages, genders, and levels of physical ability – sledge hockey gives everyone the opportunity to play Canada’s favorite sport and learn the values of teamwork.
What is Sledge Hockey?
The Islanders Sledge Hockey Team was formed in 1986. Sledge Hockey is an exciting, inclusive sport for people of all levels of physical ability and follows the same rules as traditional “stand-up” ice hockey, with six players aside (including the 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 ends. Players wear full hockey gear and are strapped onto the sledges, which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of each player. It is currently one of the most popular sports in the Paralympic Games, where it’s called “Para Ice Hockey”.
Champions Day Sledge Hockey
“Champions Day” falls on the first full weekend in April and is the finale to the Ontario Sledge Hockey Association’s (OSHA) season. The final game of the playoffs for all competitive levels (juniors to elite) happens on this day – all at the same location!