What is Sled Hockey?
Well, it's hockey in sleds
Sled (otherwise known as sledge) hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with the exception 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.
Many different positions and the ability to use able-bodied assistance (often referred to as 'pushers') on the ice allows for people with many different kinds of disabilities to participate.
There are many local and regional teams, with players at the highest level representing the United States on the USA Sled Hockey Team in World Championship and Paralympic Games.
Learn more at USA Hockey
Houston Hellhounds Sled Hockey is a program of STARskaters.org, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. The Hellhounds compete at the highest levels of sled hockey in the US, with several members on the USA Development Team