The inaugural Silvia Jacobs Memorial Winter Classic took place at Thornhill Community Centre, on Dec 17th. It saw the Islanders Sledge Hockey Club take on the Markham Majors U14 AAA Team in a sledge hockey friendly, with a beautiful trophy & bragging rights on the line.
Former Maple Leafs PA announcer & Q107 DJ Andy Frost was on hand to announce the goals and former NHL’er Anthony Stewart dropped the puck & delivered the trophy to the victorious Islanders, who won 4-3.
Several fans and family members took advantage of the “Try Sledge” event afterwards, by hopping onto the ice in sledges and learning the basics with some of our players.
Everybody involved had a great time and we can’t wait until next year’s rematch!
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 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.