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Canada vs USA | Semi-final Ice Sledge Hockey | Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games

Hot favourites Canada took on the Gold medal holders USA in this semi - final.

Declan Farmer grabbed 2 goals - his second is surely a contender for goal of the tournament - and the USA went on to win 3 - 0.

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Gold-medal full game| Ice sledge hockey | Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

Josh Sweeney's second period goal was the difference maker on Saturday (15 March), as the USA repeated as Paralympic champions in ice sledge hockey after a 1-0 gold medal victory over Russia at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

With the win, the USA become the first-ever nation to win back-to-back Paralympic gold medals.

We have worked hard all year and this is a great group of guys. We're pretty excited and so we should be, USA captain Andy Yohe said.

After a fast-paced first period that saw lots of great chances at both ends of the ice, the teams were scoreless after 15 minutes.

The fast-paced game would continue in the second period with the USA dominating the flow of play. Finally, almost 10 minutes into the period, Sweeney, playing in his first Paralympic Winter Games, would steal the puck from Russia's Aleksei Lysov at the hashmarks and beat goaltender Vladimir Kamantcev.

That would be all the offence the USA needed to repeat their success from Vancouver 2010 and win their third gold medal in four Games.

With one goal, Sweeney turned from a war hero to a Paralympic hero. In 2009, Sweeny stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan as a member of the US Marine Corps, losing both of his legs.

In 2014, he led a Paralympic gold-medal winning team as an assistant captain.

I saw the defender, and he had the puck and I just went after him and I got the puck from him and took it down and did a little fake because that's what you want to do when you're going up against a goalie that good and just put it in the net, Sweeney said of his goal.

It wasn't anything that any of my other teammates couldn't have done, I just did it.

For Russia, the loss came after a rise in the sport over the last five years when the team first began training for their Paralympic debut. Since then, they have become the second best team in the world.

I'm not disappointed at all, Kamantcev said. We played well. It's a dignified finish for Russia and for ourselves. We showed a good game, a battle, intellect, will and character.

USA goaltender Steve Cash was brilliant when needed once again in net for his team, making six saves for the shutout, his second straight and third in the tournament.

Cash finished Sochi 2014 as the top goaltender, with a 4-1 record 0.41 goals against average and 95.56 save percentage.

His counterpart in the game, Kamantcev finished the tournament as Russia's No. 1 goaltender and was a standout performer in net. In the gold medal game he made three saves on four shots but finished the tournament behind Cash with a 95.24 save percentage.

An inside look at the world of sled hockey

FOX Sports Florida's Frank Forte looks at how sled hockey offers athletes with disabilities an opportunity to embrace their competitive nature.


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Big thanks to Adam Dixon for inviting me out and for being patient with me as I learned this new was SO FUN and I will definitely be doing it again! I have tremendous respect for the amount of skill and strength of these individuals. It truly does look easier on video than it is in real life.


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This is the beginning of a series of videos where I focus primarily on the fundamental basics of getting into the sport. Many of you may already be above these drills, but I wanted to get some content out there for people who know nothing about the sport.

The first video here is talking about turning with different blade widths. It’s very hard to learn how to turn and get onto your edge of your blades with 5” wide blades. Even on 3” it can be hard.

Here are a couple techniques and areas you can focus on:

- Find your proper set up. Adjust your sled for the proper length, and adjust your blade position so your sled is balanced properly with the front end hovering above the ice. You don’t want it to be dragging when you skate.
- Think about your hand placement on your sticks. If using your stick as a pivot point, you’re holding further to the top. If you’re dragging your sticks to turn helps, keep your hands low.
- Keep picking with your outside hand when turning. This will help you turn and keep your momentum up.
- Find the “happy medium” in your blade width. Where is it too wide that you can’t turn? How narrow can you go before you lose your balance and control of your sled?

Any feedback or ideas for future videos, please leave in the comments below!

BRUTAL ice sledge hockey hits | Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics

Ice sledge Hockey is one of the hardest, meanest, toughest sports on the planet. Just take a look at some of these breathtaking collisions, tackles and, yes, fights, from the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.

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USA v Canada | Final | 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool, Buffalo

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Gatorade – Sledge Hockey

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Canada v USA | Semi-final full game| Ice sledge hockey | Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

China and Great Britain joined Russia and Canada in qualifying for the semi-finals following the lastl day of round-robin play in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games wheelchair curling competition.

The semi-finals were decided following Thursday's (13 March) final session of round-robin play, the two most significant results being Russia's win against Slovakia and China's victory over Great Britain.

Those results guaranteed the top four teams in the standings were Russia in first position; Canada second; China in third and Great Britain fourth.

As a result, Russia will play Great Britain in the one semi-final, while Canada will play China in the other semi-final on Saturday (15 March).

China, skipped by Haitao Wang, created their own history today as they became the first Chinese team to reach the semi-finals of the Paralympic Winter Games wheelchair curling competition, having only made their debut in the competition this year.

Their game against Great Britain was tight until Great Britain missed two take-out shots in the fourth end to give China skip Haitao Wang the opportunity to draw into an open house to score three points and take a 5-1 lead.

China then stole another point in the fifth end and although Great Britain picked up two points in the sixth and seventh ends, they conceded after seven ends of play with the final score 6-3.

Afterwards, China skip Haitao Wang looked towards the semi-finals. He said: We are much more excited now. Not as nervous, but excited. We were more nervous today than we were yesterday, but we are excited now because we are in the semi-finals.

On reaching the semi-finals, Great Britain skip Aileen Neilson said: It's really exciting. When we started the round-robin, our aim was to get through to the play-offs and we've managed to win enough games to do that, so we are absolutely delighted.

Russia guaranteed China and Great Britain's place in the semi-finals by defeating Slovakia, who were still chasing a semi-final spot of their own, winning 7-4.

On the back of an earlier record win, against Slovakia, Canada lost their final game of the round-robin to Finland, 12-1.

Sweden, meanwhile, finished off their round-robin campaign with a 13-3 win against South Korea, and earlier in the day beat Norway 11-1 and Canada defeated Slovakia 16-0.

The two other morning session games were a lot closer, with only one point splitting the teams.

Great Britain staged a late comeback against USA as they defeated them after an extra end.

Although USA were up 5-1 at the fourth end break, the key turning point for Great Britain came in the seventh end.

USA missed six shots in a row which gave Great Britain skip Aileen Neilson an open draw into the house to score five points and take a 7-6 lead.

After levelling the game in the eighth end with one point, USA skip Patrick McDonald was heavy with his last stone in the extra end which handed Great Britain their 8-7 victory.

South Korea meanwhile played out a tight game against Finland, only drawing level at 5-5 after six ends.

Korea then won the game in the eighth and final end when skip Jong-Pan Kim made a draw through a port to the four foot ring to score two points and win by 7-6.

The semi-finals begin at 9:30 (MSK) on Saturday followed by the medal games which will be played at 15:30 (MSK).

Sled Hockey Basics - Skills, Rules, and Equipment Tutorial

Learn everything you need to know about getting started with sled hockey. Whether you're interested in playing, coaching, or starting a program, this is an essential starting point for sled hockey education. With over an hour of detailed instruction, commentary, and demonstrations, you'll learn everything from choosing the right equipment to technique and game rules, from The Sled Hockey Foundation's Norm Page.

USA vs Russia highlights | Ice sledge hockey | Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

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Czech Republic v Great Britain | Prelim | 2016 Ice Sledge Hockey World Champs B-Pool, Tomakomai

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Canada v USA | Gold medal game |Ice hockey | PyeongChang2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Gold medal full game between Canada v USA during the Para ice hockey tournament, staged at the Gangneung Hockey Centre for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.
Results: Canada(1) v USA(2)
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Gatorade – Sledge Hockey – NHL Players’ POV

NHL stars try their hand at sledge hockey for the first time. They come away humbled, inspired and a little sore.   #WinFromWithin

Czech Republic v Slovakia| Prelim | 2016 Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool, Tomakomai

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What is ice sledge hockey at the Paralympic Winter Games?

Since its debut at the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Games, the Paralympic version of ice hockey has quickly become one of the largest attractions for spectators. It is fast-paced, highly physical and played by male athletes with a physical disability in the lower part of the body. The sport is governed by the IPC with coordination by the IPC Ice Hockey Technical Committee.

It follows the rules of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) with modifications. Instead of skates, players use double-blade sledges that allow the puck to pass beneath. Players use two sticks, which have a spike-end for pushing and a blade-end for shooting.

Competition Description

As in ice hockey, each team attempts to outscore its opponent by shooting the puck across the ice and into the opposing team's goal while preventing the opposing team from scoring. Six players (including the goalkeeper) from each team are on the ice at one time.

Double-blade sledges that allow the puck to pass underneath replace skates, and the players use sticks with a spike-end and a blade-end. Therefore, with a quick flip of the wrist, the players are able to propel themselves using the spikes and then play the puck using the blade-end of the sticks. A player may use two sticks with blades in order to facilitate stick handling and ambidextrous shooting. Ice sledge hockey games consist of three 15-minute periods.

Sport Equipment

Protective Gear: Because of the physical nature of the game, all players are required to wear a helmet with a full cage or mask as well as a protective collar or bib. Players are also encouraged to wear protective padding, including shoulder pads, shin guards, elbow pads and large padded gloves. In addition, the goalkeeper wears leg pads, body pads, a helmet with a visor and a catcher glove to protect the athlete from pucks flying up to 100 km/h.

Puck: Made of vulcanized rubber or other approved material, the puck is 2.54cm thick, with a diameter of 7.62cm and weighs 156 to 170 grams.

Sledge: Made of aluminium or steel, sledges are 0.6m to 1.2m in length with a curved front end and one or two different seating systems. The sledge is set on two blades, which are usually made of tempered steel and are each 3mm thick. The puck must be able to pass underneath the sledge. The height of the main frame must be between 8.5cm to 9.5cm above the ice, and the length of the blade may not be more than one-third of the total length of the sledge. The sledge may be equipped with a backrest, but it must not protrude laterally beyond the armpits when the player is properly seated. Straps secure a player's feet, ankles, knees and hips to the sledge.

Stick: In ice sledge hockey, players use two sticks with a hooked wooden blade at one end (for puck handling and ambidextrous shooting) and a pick at the other end. Each stick has a maximum length of 1m and is made of wood, plastic or aluminium/titanium. The blade has a maximum length of 25cm, except for the goaltender's blade, which has a maximum length of 35cm. The pick end of the stick must not damage the ice surface or inadvertently puncture or slash other players, so the following rules apply:

No part of the pick or teeth may come to a sharp point.
The pick must not extend more than 1cm anywhere beyond the stick.
The pick must have at least six teeth, each with a maximum length of 4mm.
The goaltender may have an additional pick at the base end of his stick. The goaltender may also use an additional stick with a blade or a trapper glove with teeth.

Norway v Sweden (part 1) - Ice sledge hockey - Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympics

Scroll down to see score of this group B game at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games
Roger Johansen (Norway) Ulf Nilsson (Sweden)

Final score Norway 2-1 Sweden
Shots Norway: 24, Sweden: 8

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Team Canada playing in the 4 Nations Tournament in Sochi Russia in August 2013. This is a view of what the Olympic venue was like just six months before completion of the venue, and a little behind the scenes of the team.


When you begin playing sledge hockey you’re going to fall over. Picking yourself back up will be difficult, but that’s part of the process of learning how to play, and also is a great metaphor for building resilience in life.

You have to keep picking yourself up when you fall.

In sledge, it’s pretty basic. Just learn a few tips and keep working on developing your strength. Think about these key points.

- Prop up your body onto your fist/hand to begin and keep your hand in close to your body
- Get yourself onto one blade
- You can use your other stick as a pole to help balance and leverage yourself
- When you push to get back up, focus on lifting your bum up in the process if you can. This will help get your blades back under you.
- Push hard enough to get up, but not so much that you tip back over to the other side, and you’re done!

When you do this on 5” wide blades it’s going to be difficult because you’ll have to fight against the wide base, but as you can imagine, the narrow you get the easier it will be. Keep practicing at it until it becomes a natural reaction when you fall.

Good luck!
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As part of Team Canada’s Paralympic ice sledge hockey team, Kevin earned multiple medals, including Gold in the 2013 World Championships, and Bronze in the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

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