Ice sledge hockey has been on the Paralympic program since the Lillehammer 1994 Games and has quickly become one of the most popular Paralympic sports thanks to its fast pace and highly physical nature. Instead of skates, players use two-blade sledges that allow the puck to pass beneath them. Players also use two sticks, which have a spike end for pushing and a blade end for shooting.
At the Salt Lake 2002 Paralympic Winter Games, the U.S. ice sledge hockey team edged out silver medalists Norway to win the gold medal. Sweden’s team beat Canada in a close match to win the bronze medal.
For more detailed information on the sport, please visit the official website at www.ipc-icesledgehockey.org.
Ice Sledge Hockey Men’s