WHITBY STEEL HAWKS
SLEDGE HOCKEY TEAM
Sledge Hockey is similar to Ice Hockey, basically following the same rules.
The biggest difference lies in the equipment used by the players. Players sit in a small sledge which is a unique type of sled with a back rest and skate blades mounted underneath. Players use 2 short hockey sticks; one end with a blade for hitting the puck and the other with metal teeth to enable the players to propel themselves across the ice.
The rest of the equipment is the same as hockey; helmet, mask, gloves, shoulder and shin pads. During the game each team has 6 players on the ice including the goalie.
What is a Sledge?
A sledge is what a player uses to move around on the ice.
The sledges shown below are a prime example of a typical design.
The average cost for a sledge starts from $200.00 and goes as high as $800.00 and up. The length of the sledge is adjustable and the blades are also adjustable. The blades are moved closer together or farther apart depending on the players ability to balance him or herself.
It consists of the following parts:
Sledge Hockey Sticks!
Sledge Hockey Sticks are made with the same materials as an Ice Hockey Stick. The differences in the design are:
The average cost for a pair of sledge hockey sticks start from $30.00 and up. The length of the stick is usually standard and cut down to suit the player.