HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – Sled hockey has been round because the Sixties. Quick ahead six a long time and the game remains to be being performed.
On Saturday, Michigan Tech hosted a sled hockey clinic on the scholar ice enviornment. Sled Hockey U.P. Common Supervisor, Allen Beauchamp, defined the historical past of the game.
“It’s for people that wouldn’t be capable of play your conventional ice hockey stand-up ice hockey,” mentioned Beauchamp. “It’s performed on a sled as you possibly can see behind me, so that you sit in that sled you’re strapped in and your legs are out in entrance of you, and you employ two small hockey sticks to maneuver your self.”
The 2 hockey sticks have picks on the butt finish that dig into the ice to maneuver the sled.
“Often, it’s for somebody that has a decrease limb incapacity however actually, we open it as much as all people,” mentioned Beauchamp. “That’s why immediately you’re going to see each able-body and people with disabilities”
Additionally on the clinic, organizations aimed toward helping skaters. A type of organizers was Jack Vanderlugt who expressed “this doesn’t even really feel like work”.
“Oh, that is tremendous enjoyable, I’m consuming espresso we bought chocolate-covered Oreos and I’m simply hanging out; I like hockey, I like sled hockey it’s an excellent time,” mentioned Vanderlugt.
Allen additionally mentioned he hopes this occasion pursuits extra Yoopers. He additionally has plans of sooner or later beginning a attainable sled hockey league within the close to future.
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