Silver lining to the 2021/2022 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)!

November to remember

On the heels of a best-ever, silver medal performance at the Cruisers Cup, the Islanders won their first two games of the regular season by identical 4-1 scores, over Northumberland and Hamilton!

The team will look to extend their winning streak in December, when they visit Elmvale and Kawartha.

Remembering Sylvia Jacobs

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.

Sylvia Jacobs 'in memory' pic courtesy of the GTHL

OSHA fights COVID-19 fundraiser

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:

Fundraising auction – thank you!

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! 🙂

Fundraising online auction – happening now!

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:  [email protected] (include “donation” in the memo section).

*Please note: We are NOT a registered charity and therefore cannot issue tax receipts.

Another “try sledge” event is happening this Saturday!

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.

Click here for the “Text only” version of our event poster

Learn Sledge drop-in on Oct 19th

We are partnering with the Children’s Treatment Network to host a “Try Sledge” event, on Oct. 19th, 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!

Drawing of a sledge hockey player stickhandling the puck

Registration Day is next week!

Interested in joining the Islanders Sledge Hockey Club for the upcoming season? Registration Day is Sat. Oct. 5th, between 9:30am -12pm, and anyone interested in playing or helping out with the team is encouraged to come out!

Player registration forms are available on our Registration page.  Please have these forms completed beforehand and ensure you’ve paid up, so we can get you set up and on the ice, as quickly as possible.

If you’ve missed this date, don’t worry – there’s still a chance for you to play, or at the very least, give sledge a go at one of our practices!  Just reach out to us via the Contact form and we’ll set something up. 🙂

An early exit

The Islanders found themselves on the wrong side of a 3-2 result vs. Northumberland, on Sunday – ending their post-season run as quickly as it started. The eventful game was hotly contested, but time ran out in the end and now the focus is on next season.

The team would like to thank everybody that came out to support us throughout the year. We look forward to starting fresh in October and welcome any new players, volunteers, and sponsors! If you’re interested, or know somebody who might be, please have them reach out to us through our contact form.

Take care, enjoy the warm weather (when it finally arrives) and see you next season!