The NYSAHA will host its second annual Sled Development Camp from September 21-23, 2018 at the Skaneateles Rec Center and Ice Arena. Players can register at the link below.
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Block rooms have been established at a reduced rate for players and their families that will be attending the NYS Sled Development Camp. Players can book rooms at:
Inn At The Finger Lakes Hotel
12 Seminary Avenue • Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-5000
by direct phone call or by following the link below!
Just a reminder. NY Metro Blind Hockey is having a try it event April 29th in Dix Hills NY. The NHL is sending a film crew as part of a documentary with Willie O’Ree who will also be there. The Braillers are coming and may be sending up to 10 players! We would love to see you guys there too. I am providing the Braillers a shuttle bus from the Bridgeport - Port Jefferson ferry. You guys are free to use that if it makes it easier for travel. I’m thinking that may make the trip longer for you guys but wanted to offer.
If you plan to come please respond to this email or you can sign up at this link.
Town of Huntington Dix Hills Ice rink. 575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills NY 11746
2017-18 Sled Hockey Development Grant
Are you a part of a new sled hockey program? Have you thought about starting a program, but didn’t know how? Do you know someone that wants to start a sled hockey program? Now is your chance.
Apply for the 2017-18 Sled Hockey Development grant. In total, $125,000 in grants will be distributed by The USA Hockey Foundation to five sled hockey programs through funding provided by Labatt USA's Pass It Forward intiiative. Each grant-winning program will receive a grant worth $25,000 to be used for sleds, sticks, ice time, airfare and lodging to the 2017 Disabled Hockey Workshop, as well as general funds to be used by the sled hockey program to aid growth.
The grant is open to any sled hockey program that is brand new or has been operating for less than two years. The deadline to apply is no later than Midnight PDT on March 19, 2017. To apply for the grant and for more information visit: 2017-18 Sled Hockey Development Grant Application
The Buffalo Thunder Special Hockey is featured on the USAH Special Hockey page. In addition they had the opportunity to meet with the Buffalo Sabres. Links below the you to the videos.
Ice Warriors Documentary to play on TBS
Synopsis of film
A new, 90-minute portrait of the US Sled Hockey team preparing for and competing in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games. Their personal stories are riveting, from a teenager making his debut to four military “wounded warriors,” proud to represent America in Paralympic sports.
ICE WARRIORS: Tough competition. Spiritual uplift.
Follow the tab below for more information.
Some things to keep in mind as the season starts:
1. Registration: Please be sure to register your disabled teams by discipline (Special, Sled, Amputee, Hearing Impaired). This can be done online. Please remind all of your disabled players and teams, but make sure they are aware of all District/Affiliate requirements in addition to those of USA Hockey.
2. USAH website: This is the main communication vehicle for all members, including disabled players. Please do submit any items of interest or information you wish to disburse to me and I will get it on the website.
See the video below about the Long Island RoughRiders Sled Hockey.
Below is a document explaining USA Hockey's Disabled Hockey program and the benefits of the programs.
NYSAHA will be providing grants to new disabled programs to help with challenges of starting new progams. Grant applications can be downloaded in the link below. Please fill in the application completely and send to Laurie Kennedy. Requests will be reviewed at the NYSAHA Board of Directors meeting following the submission date. The application is posted above.
Programs must be new (in first or second season).
$1500 is the maximum grant.
Must be accompanied by proof of non-profit status and a letter from your section VP stating your association is in good standing.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the application, please contact Laurie Kennedy.
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