Ice Time: Sled Hockey Championship Slated
March 21, 2007
The Northeast Passage Wildcats, the UNH’s sled hockey team, will
be competing for the Prudential Northeast Sled Hockey League championship
March 24 and 25. Northeast Passage is a program of the university and offers
adaptive sports and health promotion programs to people with disabilities.
- Sled hockey teams from New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, New York and
Pennsylvania will compete for the Prudential Northeast Sled Hockey League
championship in the Lobsterpot Tournament.
- Saturday, March 24, (games start at 11 a.m.) and Sunday, March
25 (games start at 9 a.m.)
- Family Ice Center, 20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, Maine
- Free and open to the public
Sled hockey is the version of ice hockey played primarily by
people with mobility impairments. The game is essentially the same as “stand-up” ice
hockey, with the major difference being that all players sit in a sled
which is attached to two hockey skate blades under the seat. In the most
competitive games, hard checking, raised puck shooting, and penalty killing
are as much a part of sled hockey as they are in “stand-up” hockey.
The Prudential Northeast Sled Hockey League was developed in 2005 to foster
local level team competition. The league is made up of five adult teams
from around the northeast region of the United States. Teams come together
for one “game day” each month of the season (December – March).
The championship tournament is based on overall results. The league is
sponsored by Prudential Financial.
For more information, visit www.neshl.org or contact Northeast Passage