Sled Hockey a Hot Game on Ice

Last night the sled hockey team sponsored by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and The Chicago Park District allowed Wells Park Bulldog to photograph a team practice. Basically sled hockey is the same game played on rinks and ponds everywhere.  Sled hockey however is played from a sitting position on a “sled” which not only changes perspective but a few of the subtleties of the game.  The most obvious difference is the goalie, without a butterfly these men and women playing the game have a larger area to defend, including a blind area under the sled. Size seems to matter less than speed, allowing women to compete with men on the same level.

Here are some images of the practice, these men and women play hard, the speed and contact are real, proving once again hockey is for everyone!

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Jane Rickard

About Jane Rickard

Jane is a native of Western New York and a proud graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and the SUNY system. How many people move to Chicago for the weather? In 1999 Jane moved to Chicago to escape Buffalo’s 68” (average) inches of snow each winter. Years ago with the encouragement of friends she returned to an old passion--- photography. Jane is known world-wide as the photographer who burned out a Canon Rebel by shooting roughly 80,000 images over two years followed by a 50D in 18 months for grand total of 230,000 images in 42 months. Even Canon was impressed. She has written for the Chitowdailynews and has been a stringer for the Chicago Tribune and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She was a an early voice of caution and for research in post concussion syndrome in hockey at all levels long before it was considered a serious matter outside of the medical community. Presently Jane lives with her husband, Patrick and their three cats. She is impatiently waiting for a daughter to return from art school in California and her garden to bloom.

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