↓ 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
Long Island Sled Hockey!
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
go through life without goals.
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
here, then click on "Past Recipients" then Photos or Videos.
LI Sled Hockey News
Registration Forms for
call Anthony or Bryan
to open fillable registration form. Open, fill out,
PRINT and send in.
Adobe Acrobat PDF File-
Fri Dec 13th
- Holiday Party
at the Lynbrook Elks Lodge, 57 Hempstead Ave, Lynbrook, 7:30-11:30
PM. No charge for athletes, $10 for all non-athletes. Dinner,
dessert, draft soda, coffee; cash bar. Please let Bryan know how
many will be in your group NO LATER THAN Dec 10th. Also, for those
attending, remember your TV raffle tickets - for those not
attending, get your TV raffle books to Bryan prior to the party.
TUESDAYS, 10/1/2013 thru
SATURDAYS, 10/5/2013 thru 4/15/2014
CANCELLED DATES (as of
TUESDAYS: 11/5; 12/24; 12/31; 2/18/2014
SATURDAYS: 11/23, 11/30; 12/28; 1/7
Tuesdays 5:15-6:30 PM -
Saturdays 9-10:30 AM
Blackout (no practice)
All practices will be at
the Town of Oyster Bay Ice
Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Avenue,
100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky
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