TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pittsburgh adult sled hockey team prepares for new season

TribLIVE Sports Videos

By Paul Kogut
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, 12:51 a.m.
 

The Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins adult sled hockey team will begin its season by hosting a five-team tournament Saturday and Sunday at BladeRunners Ice Complex in Harmar.

Sled hockey, one of the most popular sports in the Paralympic Games, was designed for people with physical disabilities. Players sit on sleds fitted with skates and propel themselves and the puck with a pair of shortened hockey sticks.

This weekend, the Mighty Penguins will compete against the other four members of the Mid-American Great Lakes Sled Hockey League — the Fort Wayne Flyers, Grand Rapids Sled Wings, Michigan Sled Dogs, and Ohio United.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Last season, the Mighty Penguins finished 16-0-0 in league play and qualified for the Tier II national championships in Dallas in April.

This season, the national tournaments will be March 21-24 in West Chester, which is just outside of Philadelphia.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Georgia Tech runs all over mistake-prone Pitt
  2. Kobani emerges as pivot point
  3. Predators GM Poile: Penguins’ firing of Shero not fair
  4. NFL notebook: Bucs DT McCoy signs 7-year, $98M deal
  5. Steelers notebook: Ex-Steeler Sanders living up to his word
  6. Pirates acquire infielder from Indians, designate Axford, Gomez for assignment
  7. Motorcyclist flown to Pittsburgh hospital from Tarentum wreck
  8. Play to watch: Colts, Luck like to confuse defenses
  9. Fay-West food banks feeling hunger pains
  10. Linebacker Harrison coming along slowly since return to Steelers
  11. Masontown bakery owner hopes for recipe for success
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.