Ice Zone Hosts Sled Hockey

Sled hockey, a sport for people with physical disabilities, was held at the Ice Zone on Sunday night.

It’s similar to hockey, but with some modifications when it comes to equipment. It’s played on a sled, which is like a bucket with a frame to hold players’ legs in. Tube sticks are used to help propel players.

The Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio showed off some if its players and the sport.

“I didn’t like hockey to begin with, but I figured I’d give it a shot,” said Warren Craig of Wooster. “And from the very first time I played sled hockey, I was sold. So it’s my favorite sport ever since.”

“It’s really fun, it’s really competitive,” added Caleb Schmidt, also of Wooster. “It’s something new about a couple of years ago, but I’m glad I found out about it.”

The Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio said there five sled teams in Ohio.

They’re looking to see if they can develop the program in Youngstown.

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