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Shamrocks To Compete In Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey National Championship Festival

For the third consecutive year the Boston Shamrocks Adult Co-Ed Sled Hockey Team will participate in the Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey National Championship Festival. USA Hockey,... Read More »

 

The Boston Shamrocks Sled Hockey Program is a totally free program based out of the Allied Memorial Veterans Rink at 65 Elm Street in Everett, Massachusetts. The Boston Shamrocks play in the NorthEast Sled Hockey League (NESHL) and is for both the experienced and novice sled hockey player.

Sledge hockey (known as sled hockey in the United States) is a sport that was designed to allow participants who have a physical disability to play the game of ice hockey. Ice sledge hockey was invented in the early 1960s in Stockholm, Sweden at a rehabilitation centre. It is currently one of the most popular sports in the Paralympics Games.

The Boston Shamrocks hold free sled hockey sessions for those who would like to put their disabilities on ice, grab a sled and a couple of sticks and experience sled hockey for either their first time or their hundredth time. Parents, kids, teenagers and their family members with and without disabilities are also welcome to try out sled hockey for free! Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and USA Hockey have provided the Boston Shamrocks Sled Hockey program with sleds and sticks and Orange Leaf of Lexington has donated helmets, gloves and ice time.

For more information about the Boston Shamrocks free sled hockey program call 781-838-0352 or email Info@BostonShamrocksSledHockey.org.


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Shamrocks To Compete In Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey National Championship Festival

Monday, April 2, 2018

For the third consecutive year the Boston Shamrocks Adult Co-Ed Sled Hockey Team will participate in the Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey National Championship Festival.

USA Hockey, the Central District, and Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois are sponsoring the 14th annual Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival to be held at the Leaf's Ice Centre in West Dundee, IL. The Festival has taken place in a different area of the country each year with huge success and tremendous growth. The event has become too large to host in a single weekend and it was decided by the USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Section to separate the disabled festival into two separate weekends:

  • April 5 – 8: Blind/Visually Impaired, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Special, Warrior/Standing Amputee
  • April 12 – 15: Sled Hockey

The mission of the Festival is to provide a fun and exciting weekend of hockey in a grand event as well as promote and grow disabled hockey throughout the country. The event is the largest disabled hockey event of its kind. This new format will be able to accommodate more teams, more players and more flexibility.

The Shamrocks will open the Festival on Thursday, April 12 at 4:10 PM versus the Carolina Hurricanes followed on Friday at 6:10 pm with a second Round Robin game against the San Diego Ducks.  The single elimination playoff round begins Saturday morning.