We are very proud of Logan Bilodeau (Goalie), Jordan Banman (Forward) and Spencer Lambert (Defence), giving all they have, learning lots and representing sledge hockey Manitoba at the Team Canada NEXTGEN development camp.
We wish them the best of luck and lots of fun!!!
Updates of the 3 hardworking sledge hockey Manitoba players at the NEXTGEN camp!
Logan Bilodeau made some key saves in his first game to make it to a very thought shoot out, which made him the starter in tonight’s goal!
Spencer Lampert was clocked at a shot of crazy 91km/h which is about 56.5mph that is one handed people!
Jordan Banman won a breakaway contest ending with a hard battle against Billy Bridges!
Boys we are so proud of you, keep going, keep fighting, keep giving your best and have all the fun in the world!!!!
Come check out the exciting sport of sledge hockey as some of our players challenge the local firefighters in Winkler, Manitoba in support of the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Manitoba. Check out the poster below for more details!
We are proud to announce that the National Women's Sledge Hockey Team will be in Winnipeg from January 6 - 8, 2017 for a training camp. As part of this camp, the Women's Team will be taking on the Winnipeg Jets sledge hockey team! In addition, Sledge Hockey Manitoba will be hosting a fundraising dinner at the MTS Iceplex after the game.
January 7, 2017 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM
National Women's Team vs. Winnipeg Jets
MTS Iceplex, Press Box Restaurant, 3969 Portage Avenue
Dinner at 6:00 PM
Meal includes 1/2 chicken, mashed potatoes, caesar salad, and a drink
Meal Ticket: $20.00
Support Ticket: $10.00 (for those who wish to support but cannot attend)
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact:
Jordan Banman and Spencer Lambert represented Manitoba as our up-and-coming athletes by attending the Hockey Canada Regional Skills Camp in Calgary, AB. From October 14-16, the athletes worked on on-ice and off-ice skills to assist them in furthering their development in sledge hockey. Banman and Lambert are two of Manitoba's top youth athletes, with Lambert receiving an invite from Hockey Canada previously for a development team camp and competition against their American counterparts.
These were the first series of regional camps to be hosted by Hockey Canada, with two others occurring in Toronto and Montreal.
Please visit the Schedule page for the 2016-17 Intermediate and Advanced schedules. The novice schedule will be posted shortly.
CBC News - 'How Canadian is that?' Syrian Refugee learns to play sledge hockey
The first annual SMD Summer Sledge Hockey Camp came to a end on August 26th with a new member ready to play in the fall. The summer camp focused on physical literacy and sledge hockey, while partnering with other sports, to provide the sledge hockey athletes with a week-long intensive camp. In total, 29 participants participated in the inaugural camp.
Of course, you didn't need to be an experienced player to participate. Omar Al Ziab, 15, tried the sport of sledge hockey for the first time at the camp. Omar proved to be a natural athlete, reducing his lap time from 39 seconds to 22 seconds after a week of training. Omar will be joining our league for the 2016-17 season at the MTS Iceplex.
For more, please visit the CBC article linked at the top.
March was a busy month for sledge hockey athletes as they competed in three tournaments in Fargo, ND, Minneapolis, MN and Calgary, AB. First, the Manitoba Sledgehammers made their annual trip down to Fargo, ND, winning bronze! This young team, led by Coach Gavin, battled hard and represented Manitoba well!
Next, the Manitoba Battling Bisons and Winnipeg Jets made their annual trip for their series in Minneapolis, MN. Both teams saw an increase in competition this year facing teams from the Great Lakes Area and Florida.
One week later, the Winnipeg Jets made their (re-branded) return to Calgary. After a 3-1 loss in Game 1, the Jets rebounded with a 3-2 win in the second game and a 8-0 win in the third game. They battled hard and won the gold medal match against the EASA Storm 2 -1, winning the Western Canadian Sledge Hockey Championships. The last time Manitoba won the championship was in 2010 when the team was the Manitoba Moose.
Congratulations to all athletes this season, and we look forward to seeing you next year!
SMD Services is hosting their first summer sledge hockey camp to be held from August 22-26th at the St. James Civic Centre. This camp will focus on hockey skills while exposing participants to other activities. This camp will be open to all abilities and skill levels.
August 22 - 26, 2016
St James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Avenue
To register: Email Bill Muloin at BMuloin@smd.mb.ca
Deadline: May 31, 2016
**Note: If payment arrangements need to be made, please contact Bill in advance.