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Our mission at Long Island Sled Hockey, Inc. is 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 conditions.


Videos are now located on the Scrap Book Page


23rd Annual Golf Outing - August 7th, 2017
  ↑,Click for details (PDF)  

Beginning October 1st and running thru May 7th,

Saturdays - 9:15-10:25 A.M.

Tuesdays -  5:30-6:30 P.M.

 Blackout (NO PRACTICE) Dates:

12/24, 12/27, 12/31, 1/7, 1/21, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 4/8 and 4/29

All practices will be at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center

1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY






Keep checking emails and this site for important info.  Those traveling to Canada MUST HAVE PASSPORTS.





Sat. Mar. 18th - the RoughRiders have accepted a first-time challenge from the Long Island Rebels 02 Bantam AA team. Wear blue tournament jerseys.

Sat. Mar. 25th - Game 8 in a long-running battle against the St Peter's HS Varsity Hockey team at the Staten Island Skating Pavilion at 3080 Arthur Kill Road at 4:40 pm. This annual clash has provided some classic memories and friendships to last a lifetime. Make a quick road trip and show support for the RoughRiders.  Blue tournament jerseys. 

Sat., Apr 1st - the RoughRiders welcome the challenge of Summit Security. The long-running (since 2003) rivalry continues and Summit vows to finally capture the Summit Cup. Played during our regular 9:30-10:30 a.m. time slot, RoughRiders will wear their White tournament jerseys. 

Sat, Apr. 15th - a rematch against the FDNY's Hockey team proves to be another challenge for the RoughRiders, as they take on NY's Bravest.  Come out a watch an exciting game - 9:30-10:30 am.  Wear white tournament jerseys.

Sat., Apr 22nd - another rematch against TeamRWB, returning American veterans, readapting to society. Come down and watch a great rivalry and take the opportunity to thank some great women and men for the service and sacrifice, Regular 9:30 time slot - wear white tournament jerseys.


The RoughRiders will be competing in the Northeast Sled Hockey League this season, with Saturday weekend competitions in: 

  • Westfield, Massachusetts - 10/22/2016

  • Portland, Maine - 11/12/2016

  • Boston, Massachusetts - 12/17/2016

  • Burlington, Vermont - 1/8/2017

  • Dix Hills, NY - 2/11/2017   

  • Portsmouth, New Hampshire-March 3rd 4th & 5th, 2017


  • Ottawa, Ontario - April 6th & 7th 2017

  • Amelia Park, Mass. - April 27th-30th, 2017.

  • Bill Schwarz Memorial Sled Hockey Invitational  (Home Tournament ) - May 5th-7th, 2017

Stay tuned...


"On behalf of the rest of the members of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), it is my pleasure to inform you that the Long Island Sledge Hockey Program will receive 15 sets of equipment (15 skater sets and sleds) from the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund. This donation is worth approximately $20,000 – an amount NHLPA Members are proud to invest in this program because of your commitment to helping children participate in the great sport of sledge hockey.

Families in your community are very fortunate to have individuals like yourself who want to enrich the lives of these young children.  We feel that giving children the chance to play hockey is not only important for them to build strong bodies, but also to help build strong minds.

Since its inception in 1999, the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund has been successful in contributing more than $20-million to grassroots hockey programs around the world. The players’ program has benefited more than 60,000 deserving children in 32 countries." - Matthew Langen, NHLPA.

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.


Tournament History

  • London Blizzard Sledge Hockey C Division Gold Medal Winners - 2017

  • Albany/Troy New York Rink Rats Champions – 2011

  • SW Florida Spring Showcase Champions – 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Ottawa, Canada O’Keefe Cup Champions – 2004, 2007, 2014

  • RoughRiders Cup Champions – 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Silver Medals – 5

  • Bronze Medals - 9          

These 16 championships and 14 medals have been won in 36 tournaments!!!



The RoughRiders are a not-for-profit group and

are a 501(c)(3) federally tax-exempt organization.


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