Pittsburgh adult sled hockey team prepares for new season
By Paul Kogut
Published: Friday, October 19, 2012, 12:51 a.m.
Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012
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.
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