(via Hockey Canada)
Canada’s National Sledge Team was on the ice at the Goulbourn Rec Centre this week, running on-ice clinics with players from Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario (SHEO).
Players and coaches from the national team ran clinics for about 20 players ranging from five years old to more than 30. The night also included off-ice activities, including autograph sessions and informal chats between Team Canada and the SHEO players.
“It was fun for the players to have a chance to share our experiences with sledge hockey, and pass on our knowledge of the sport to newer players,” said Adam Dixon, a defenceman on the national team. “Our team really enjoys spending time with sledge players at the grassroots level. We understand that they are an important piece of the future of our sport.”
“It was a great experience for our team to take advantage of an opportunity to give back to the community, and help grow sledge hockey in the Ottawa area. We hope to take advantage of similar opportunites in the future,” said Ken Babey, the team’s, head coach.