The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) conducted another event with The Sled Hockey Foundation as thirteen warriors experienced new recreational and team-building challenges through sled hockey. The December 9th event was held at the Cattaraugus Community Center, at the Seneca Nation, where the staff and ice were great for the two-hour skate.
Following the participants gaining some familiarization with the equipment and ice, Greg Hancock, a Combat Stress Recovery Specialist with the WWP, led the group through some team building exercises. One exercise involved the warriors pairing off and having one member blindfolded and led through a maze of cones aided only by verbal commands from the other member. After a few tries, and changes of blindfolds, the results were impressive as the cooperation among the group was proven.
The last 45-minutes of ice were opened-up to a rousing sled hockey game where the warrior participants let it all hang out as they blew off steam and had a great time.