We love supporting our players – on and off the ice – so it’s with great pride that we announce that Chris Stoddart has written a book (“Life in the fast lane“) and Rob Jeffrey has started a new clothing line: Mobility Club Wear!
Chris has taken this season off to finish and promote his book, which chronicles his personal history in adapted sports – spanning 6 decades – and the evolution of wheelchair racing. eBook and print copies are available through several major online retailers, but if you would like a signed copy, you can reach out to Chris through the contact section of his website and request one.
Rob started Mobility Club Wear to give back to the community (10 % of clothing sales go to The War Amps). He has designed a collection of t-shirts & hoodies, emblazoned with funny and inspirational messages, plus some Islanders merch as well. Click ‘shop’ on his website or ours and scroll to the bottom to see our current & M logo designs (purchases can be customized through the shop portal)!
We are proud to welcome our newest sponsor Exterior Technologies Group to the Islanders Sledge Hockey family! Their generosity will allow us to send 2 teams to this year’s London Blizzard Tournament and update some of our equipment, as we continue to grow our club and raise the profile of our sport in the community. Thank you ETG!
The Islanders are always on the lookout for new players, volunteers & sponsors. Check out our information page below and reach out via our contact form or social media, if you’re interested in joining us for the upcoming season!
The Islanders went into Champions Weekend as the #3 seed of the Intermediate C division and came up with a big 3-0 victory over #2 Niagara, on semi-final Saturday. But they were unable to topple the undefeated #1 team Kawartha in the finals – falling 4-2, in a hard-fought game for the division title.
With 2 silver medals so far this season, the team will now focus on going for gold at the Ontario Parasport Games (May 13-15, in Mississauga)!
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sylvia Jacobs. She was the driving force behind the formation of our hockey club and also our league (OSHA). A true pioneer and advocate for the sport of sledge/para hockey, she will long be remembered for her love and support – showing up at the rink to cheer on the team, whether it was a scrimmage, league game, or driving out-of-town for tournaments.
She will be greatly missed and our deepest condolences go out to the Jacobs family.
Our league has partnered with Bardown to create limited edition team-branded items, in an effort to assist with fundraising this year. The flash sale ends on July 20th and proceeds from each Islanders item sold will go directly to the team! Please help us spread the word and make your purchase today at: https://www.oshafightscovid19.shopbardown.com/
We would like to thank everybody that supported our online auction. Your efforts and generosity resulted in over $1100 being raised for the team! These funds will help offset the operating costs of our program and also allow us to make some equipment purchases & repairs.
We look forward to doing it all again, next season, and are also looking for team sponsors, volunteers, and players. Please help us spread the word! 🙂
In an effort to raise funds for our organization, we’re holding an online auction that runs until 8pm, on Friday, March 13th! Several companies were gracious enough to donate prizes, to assist us in this endeavour. You can find them listed on our Sponsors page.
Click here to view the items up for bid and please feel free to spread the word/share the link!
There is also a “DONATE” option in the upper right corner of the auction website. This is strictly used for donating money to the club and has nothing to do with placing a bid on an item! This option will take you over to Stripe, a secure payment processor, but cash or e-transfers are also possible and are in fact preferred, since we’ll receive 100% of the funds donated*. Any Interac e-transfers can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org (include “donation” in the memo section).
*Please note: We are NOT a registered charity and therefore cannot issue tax receipts.
We are once again partnering with the Children’s Treatment Network to host a “Try Sledge” event, on December 14th, from 11am-12pm. New players of ALL ages and abilities are welcome to come out and give it a try (no previous experience necessary).
Please help us spread the word and grow our sport! Contact information and details are provided below.