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Wolfpack Sled Hockey Team

Gaylord Wolfpack Sled Hockey Team

The Gaylord Sports Association Wolfpack is part of the Gaylord Sports Association, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s adaptive sports program and is the only Sled Hockey team in Connecticut. The team is coed and consists of 12 adult players with a range of diagnoses including spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, amputation and multiple sclerosis. The team is part of the Northeast Sled Hockey League (NESHL) and competes across the northeast from September through May.

About Sled Hockey

Sled Hockey is a sit-down version of hockey, played by individuals whose disability prevents them fromplaying stand-up hockey. Sled hockey has minimal differences from stand-up hockey, other than equipment. Using specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades, players power themselves on the ice using their arms, and most standard hockey rules apply. The sport follows most typical ice hockey rules, played on a regulation-sized rink with standard nets and puck, featuring common hockey elements like checking and high-speed slap shots. This fast-paced sport is not only a great form of exercise, but also builds confidence, independence and strength while enjoying team camaraderie. Competitive opportunities range from recreational levels to the USA National Sled Hockey Team and Paralympics. Sled hockey offers the same energy, excitement and thrills as able-bodied hockey. It is played by a wide range of individuals with various mobility limitations, including limb loss, spinal cord injury, spina bifida and anyone who has a permanent disability that limits participation in stand up hockey and non-disabled players are encouraged to participate.

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Come join us!

Men and women ages 16 and over who have a physical disability can join the team, as well as able-
bodied players. We welcome both new and experienced players and we have opportunities for new
players to try sled hockey throughout the season.