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Sled Hockey Team

Similar to ice hockey, sled hockey is an exciting, competitive full-contact team sport played on ice.  In place of skates, players are seated in sleds, and hockey sticks are replaced with picks — shortened hockey sticks (1/3 the length of a regulation hockey stick) with metal teeth at the end. Players use their picks to pass, stick handle, shoot the puck, and propel their sled across the ice. Though the sled is designed for people with lower extremity disabilities, people without disabilities may also participate.
 
STRIDE’s Capital District Sled Warriors team holds practices on weekends at the Albany County Hockey Facility ice rink throughout the season, with tournaments and games scheduled throughout the late winter and early spring.

Equipment includes a uniform, helmet, neck guard, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, shin guards, sled, and pick. It is recommended to have sturdy shoes or old ice hockey boots (without blades) to protect your feet. For more information on joining the team, please contact the STRIDE.

Where: Albany County Hockey Facility, 830 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211

When: October – April on Sundays : 11- 12pm

Practice Schedule dates listed on STRIDE Calendar

**If you are interested in trying this sport out, you are welcome to join the team for the last half hour of the first practice of every month. 

To register, contact mevans@stride.org or 518-598-1279.

A current  STRIDE registration form must be on file to participate. 
All current players and team staff on the roster, must have the following forms on file as well:
USA Hockey Consent to Treat Form
2018-19- Player/Coach Waiver
2018-19 Volunteer /Manager Waiver


 Meet our STRIDE Sled Hockey Leaders:

Team Manager: Kim Wilson
Phone: (518) 858-5104
E-mail: stridesledhockey@gmail.com

Chris Mancuso:  Head Coach

Stefon Stillwell:  Team Captain/ Assistant Coach

Don Gallo:  Equipment Manager

Bob Cummings: Assistant Equipment Manager

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