In 2010 when the first USA Hockey Sled Classic was held in Denver only four teams participated. It must have been a hellava show because the next year the number more than doubled to nine teams. In 2015, in just over 5 years, 20 teams joined the competition playing in four divisions. Sled hockey, also referred to as sledge hockey is coming into its own.
Sled hockey has been a part of the Paralympic games since 1994. The sport has experienced a dynamic growth in the past several years and you can bet it’s not because of the BBQ Catering that is prepared for players at team functions. The sport is catered to the needs of true athletes, sled hockey is not a game for wussies. When the word get’s out on something as rewarding as sled hockey, both to the players and the fans, it’s natural for interest to expand.