Sled hockey is a fast-growing, internationally recognized sport and a key event in the Paralympic games. It provides a means for physically challenged individuals to play competitive ice hockey.
Getting a good workout, building self esteem, and being part of a team are just a few of the benefits of sled hockey. Players take to the ice on sleds fitted with skates. They use shortened hockey sticks with picks on the end to move along the ice and control the puck.
The Mighty Penguins were formed by volunteers from Shriners Hospital in Erie in May 1998. Initially, the goal was to provide children and young adults with physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in a competitive sport. The parents and guardians of these players have seen firsthand the physical and emotional benefits of the program. Many local organizations have
Twelve years later, we continue to build on this existing foundation of support by increasing player involvement and expanding the number of teams competing locally. This year alone, we registered on our roster 3 teams that included youth, junior, and adult players. These teams competed in tournaments throughout Canada and the United States.
Players on our team are achieving tremendous success and recognition nationally
The continuous development of sled hockey in our area depends on the time, talent, and treasure of so many individuals. We are grateful to our sponsors and supporters.
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