Sat. Dec 10th, 2022

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – Sled hockey has been round for the reason that Nineteen Sixties. Quick ahead six a long time and the game continues to be being performed.

On Saturday, Michigan Tech hosted a sled hockey clinic on the scholar ice enviornment. Sled Hockey U.P. Normal Supervisor, Allen Beauchamp, defined the historical past of the game.

“It’s for people that wouldn’t be capable to play your conventional ice hockey stand-up ice hockey,” stated Beauchamp. “It’s performed on a sled as you’ll be able to 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,” stated Beauchamp. “That’s why at present you’re going to see each able-body and people with disabilities”

Additionally on the clinic, organizations geared toward aiding skaters. A type of organizers was Jack Vanderlugt who expressed “this doesn’t even really feel like work”.

“Oh, that is tremendous enjoyable, you recognize 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,” stated Vanderlugt.

Allen additionally stated 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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