Who is the Wolfpack?
The Connecticut Wolfpack is the only hockey team in Connecticut for people with a physical disability. The team is a member of the Northeast Sled Hockey League, and competes all over New England and within Canada. The Wolfpack’s season is from October through May. Any interested new player is welcome to check out a practice.
What is Sled Hockey?
Sled (sledge as it is known outside the U.S.) hockey was invented in a Stockholm, Sweeden rehabilitation center in the early 1960s by a group of Sweeds who, despite their physical disability, wanted to continue playing hockey.
Sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules, with the exception of some of the equipment. Players sit in specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades. There are two sticks for each player instead of one, and the sticks have metal picks on the butt end for players to propel themselves. Want more information? Check out the USA Hockey Website and this great video at Gotta Love CT Hockey.