The Sled Hockey Foundation on Apr 27, 2015.
Buffalo's Harbor Center was filled with intensity and patriotism as Team USA took on Russia in their Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships opener. A sea of American flags waived in support of the home team as it took the ice against its familiar foe. The two teams had met just one year earlier in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic final.
In what was a thrilling rematch, team USA struck first when Brody Royal opened the scoring midway through the first period. Team USA would add two more goals early in the second before Russia’s Ilia Volkov finally pushed one past USA net minder Steve Cash.
The third period was all Team USA as they added 3 goals to pad their lead. Their last two goals were scored on consecutive power play/ penalty killing efforts.
The atmosphere inside the sold out Harbor Center was nothing short of electrifying. Fans were cheering “U-S-A,...(read more)
The Sled Hockey Foundation on Apr 11, 2015.
The 11th Annual Disabled Hockey Festival is underway at the Northtown Center in Buffalo, New York!
It is a wondrous sight to watch disabled athletes from all over the country assemble for three days of ice hockey competition at the largest disabled hockey festival ever held. Over 70 teams and 1,000 athletes are celebrating ice hockey and the compelling camaraderie found at the Festival!
The Sled Hockey Foundation is here and hosted a reception last night for people interested in its important mission and the commencement of the Festival. It was exciting to see so many people coming to support the athletes.
It is inspiring to hear the excited voices of the hockey players as they move about the rink, going to or from games, thrilled by the immensity of the event and their part in it.
This is awesome!