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Sled Hockey Allows Disabled to Take to Ice

We learn about the sport of sled hockey, a form of hockey for the disabled. Sled Hockey (also known as sledge hockey) follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with the exception of some of the equipment. Players sit in specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades. There are two […]

We learn about the sport of sled hockey, a form of hockey for the disabled.

Sled Hockey (also known as sledge hockey) follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with the exception of some of the equipment. Players sit in specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades. There are two sticks for each player instead of one, and and the sticks have metal pics on the butt end for players to propel themselves. Goalies wear basically the same equipment but do make modifications to the glove. Metal picks are sewn into the backside to allow the goalie to maneuver.

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