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↓ LISH Bulletin
↓ Board Of Officers
Bryan D. Blomquist
Capt. Bryan Genovese
To foster, promote and
encourage sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie through the sport of
sled hockey, specifically aimed at a juvenile and adolescent population of
physically and/or mentally challenged athletes.
Inherent in that goal is the
development of a sense of self-esteem, pride and friendship within this
population. Long Island Sled Hockey, Inc. also focuses on the development
and nurturing of positive attitudes in and outside the Long Island
community toward those with physical and/or mental handicapping
What is Sled
Sled hockey is played mainly by people with various
lower extremity disabilities (e.g. people with
amputations, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, post
polio, etc.). The players are seated on sleds, which are
affixed to 2 hockey skate blades under the seat. The
sleds are about 3 inches off the ice and are from 2-4
feet long, depending on the size of the player. The sled
glides on the blades and a metal bar located at the the
front of the sled. For beginners the blades can be set
wide apart for stability. As skills progress, the blades
are placed closer together for better turning ability.
There are multiple straps to help to hold the player in
and give the player more control over the sled.
Players use their arms to propel themselves along the ice. They dig picks,
on the ends of two short hockey sticks, into the ice to pull themselves
forward. Players have a right and a left stick (the blades are curved
differently) that are miniature copies of a typical hockey stick, except
for the metal picks (like figure skate toe picks) on the ends. Players
shoot, pass, and propel themselves with the sticks.
There are a few differences between sled hockey and standard ice hockey.
Sled hockey games have 15 minute periods instead of 20 and players use
two sticks instead of one. The puck is the same, as are the pads. There
is a lot of checking so the need for protection is ever present
”A good hockey player
plays where the puck is.
A great hockey
plays where the puck is
going to be.” –Wayne
Long Island Sled
Hockey captures the Mark of Distinction for 2009. Click the logo
above to visit their site or Click here and
see LISH Scrapbook. For photos of the presentation please click
here, then click on "Past Recipients" then Photos or Videos.