SLED HOCKEY CUP COMES TO CONNECTICUT
A Unique Event - The NESHL CT Cup Sled Hockey Weekend November 15-16th
Nov 1, 2014
The Northeast Sled Hockey League (NESHL) will host its inaugural CT Cup Tournament On Nov 15 and 16, 2014 at the Newington Arena (NA) in Newington, CT. The tournament will feature some of the most competitive sled hockey teams and athletes with disabilities in the region.
The NESHL, established in 2005, is a "sled hockey" league. Sled hockey, also known as sledge hockey, is the fast, exciting version of ice hockey played primarily by people with lower limb mobility impairments. Utilizing two hockey skate blades mounted under a seat, and two sled hockey sticks, players are able to skate, pass, shoot, and check. Many players in the NESHL have played on the USA Men’s or Women’s Sled Hockey Teams. This year’s games will feature 6 teams from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Courtesy of local corporate partners Hospital for Special Care, McDonalds of Newington, ConnectiCare, and Newington Arena access to the games is completely free of charge to the public. “The NESHL is excited to partner with these local partners for our inaugural event. We are extremely appreciative of the support they have afforded us” stated NESHL Commissioner Mike Ciavarro. “Our athletes compete at a high level and the games should prove to be very exciting.”
On Saturday Nov 15th at 4:30PM one of the NESHL’s showcase games will feature the CT Wolfpack facing off against the USA Warriors. The Warriors team comes from Maryland and is comprised of recently disabled veterans. They will be looking to upend the Wolfpack on their home ice and this should make for an interesting matchup.
All are welcome to come down and check out these amazing players! For a complete schedule of games please go to www.neshl.org.