On Jan. 27 the SAIT women’s hockey team played an exhibition sledge hockey game against the Calgary Scorpions Sledge hockey team as part of the Trojan Outreach program.
The Scorpions have been in existence for 10 years and the team includes people of both genders, with and without disbillities.
All the regular ice hockey rules apply to sledge hockey, but the sport is played on sledges – plastic seats mounted on a metal frame with skate blades on either side – rather than skates. The sticks have a curved blade at the end with six to eight metal teeth used for maneuvering and propulsion.
While the annual exhibition game doesn’t keep score, the Scorpions kept the fight at SAIT’s net for the majority of the game.
Andrew Crossett photo