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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.

To see the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games schedule, results, medals table and details of where to watch on TV, please visit

For details on Paralympic classification, please visit:

I PLAYED SLEDGE HOCKEY WITH TEAM CANADA!

Support Canada at the Paralympics in Korea on March 8-18th!!!!

GO CANADA GO!

Big thanks to Adam Dixon for inviting me out and for being patient with me as I learned this new sport...it 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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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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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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For see the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games schedule, results, medals table and details of where to watch on TV, please visit

For details on Paralympic classification, please visit:

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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SLEDGE HOCKEY | HOW TO TURN

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!

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

Due to rights restrictions, the live stream is not available in some countries. To watch the stream in these territories, follow the links below:
Canada:
Germany: or
USA:
Japan:
Russia:

For more information on the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool in Buffalo, New York, please visit

Results will be available here:

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Buffalo, New York, USA, will host the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool, from 26 April - 3 May.

Paralympic Sports Revealed With The Shib Sibs: Sled Hockey

Alex and Maia Shibutani break down sled hockey so that you can cheer on Team USA like an expert this winter.

SLEDGE HOCKEY | INVICTUS GAMES TORONTO 2017

The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Para Ice Hockey experience hosted 17 Nations from accross the globe in an exhibition match showcasing our exhilirating sport.

Encouraging growth and creating global awareness, this years demonstration aimed to build teams for future competition at the games.

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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).

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
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SICK SLEDGE HOCKEY HIGHLIGHTS!!!

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.

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

The Game finished USA 1 - 2 RUS To see the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games schedule, results, medals table and details of where to watch on TV, please visit For details on Paralympic classification, please visit:

SICK SLEDGE HOCKEY HIGHLIGHTS!!!

Team Canada competing in the 4 Nations Tournament in Sochi, Russia in 2013.
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Czech Republic v Norway full game | Group stage | Ice sledge hockey | Sochi 2014 Paralympics

The opening matchup of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games ice sledge hockey schedule will have major implications on the tournament standings going forward when the competition begins on Saturday (8 March) at 9:30 (MSK).

No. 4 Czech Republic will face off against No. 5 Norway in the opening game in Group A competition at Shayba Arena.

A win for either team would not only start them off on the right foot, but could also prove to be a difference maker once the Group A preliminary round ends.

The Canada game can go however, but against Czech Republic and Sweden, we should, and have to win. I guess the two other teams (Czech Republic and Sweden) think the same, but that's our plan, Norwegian defenceman Morten Vaernes said.

Group A's preliminary round action continues at 13:00 when top-seeded world champions Canada face No. 8 Sweden.

Sweden have been a team in a bit of a rebuild for the last year and were left disappointed in Goyang, South Korea, with their eighth-place finish at the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool. They managed to secure the final Sochi seed with a 4-3 win over Japan in the bronze-medal game of the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey Qualification Tournament in Torino, Italy.

Canadian defenceman Adam Dixon has not played against Sweden since the Vancouver 2010 Games, and thinks that Saturday will be a bit of an adjustment.

They probably have a very different team than they had in Vancouver and that's something we'll have to adjust to on the fly, and maybe we'll even play our game and make them adjust to us, Dixon said.

Canada will be looking to medal for the first time in ice sledge hockey since Torino 2006 when they struck gold. At Vancouver 2010, they missed the podium after losing to Norway in the bronze-medal game.

Italy will have a tough task on their hands when they meet USA in Group B action at 16:30.

The USA are the defending Paralympic champions and won silver at the last World Championships.

The key thing is that you can't look back to the past and try to repeat history, USA goaltender Steve Cash said. What we did back in 2010 was obviously unbelievable and may never be repeated again.

Now we are just focusing on Sochi. That's been on our minds for the last four years. It's been an incredible journey and nothing would be better than topping it with being on top.

Rounding out Day 1 action will be the host country, Russia, against South Korea at 20:00.

Russia have been a team on the rise since their inception prior to the 2010 Paralympics. Last year, they placed third at the World Championships, defeating the Czech Republic in the bronze-medal game.

For South Korea, they earned their No. 6 ranking by edging out Italy in a shootout at the Qualification Tournament.

When Russia and South Korea met at last year's World Championships, Russia barely beat them, 2-1. Russian forward Dmitry Lisov scored a goal and an assist in the win.

With hosting the Games comes added pressure, and Russia's head coach Sergei Samoylov said that his team notices it.

Of course, everybody feels it. It's not so much pressure as responsibility, a great responsibility before the fans, the team and the management that took care of us and is taking care of us, Samoylov said.

Highlights - Gold-medal game - USA-Canada - 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool

Canada defeated the USA 1-0 in the gold-medal game to win their historic third world title.

For full recaps and results from the Championships, please visit

SLEDGE HOCKEY | SLED SETUP

So, I did the best I could with having a Rev Force 1 sled on hand. There are many other models of sleds available at to help you, and depending on your disability there’s a lot to consider in sled setup. But with these two sleds as an example, here are the main things you should focus on when trying to dial in your sled.

1. Proper length (Knees should generally be bent around 30 degrees (or 150 depending on how you look at it)
2. Proper height (So your knuckles just scrape above the ice surface)
3. Blade positioning, front to back (Finding the balance point of your sled so your nose is off the ice)
4. Bucket angle (Depending on your disability and what’s comfortable for you)

I touch on stick length as well which is really important. Most players have sticks that are too long vs sticks that are too short.

Sticks that are too long means:
1. You’re ending your stride early and/or you’ll be choking up on your sticks a lot (Hands not at the top of the blades)
2. Proper length (Knees should generally be bent around 30 degrees (or 150 depending on how you look at it)
3. You’ll have to put more effort into your shot because of the long leverage point

Sticks that are too short means:
1. You end your stride too soon, not achieving a full stride and making you pick a lot more
2. You’ll have great acceleration but lack a better top speed
3. You’ll probably raise the puck easier and have a harder shot, but lack an overall ability to be more creative and pick corners, shoot from distances farther away, etc… plus it will affect your reach in battling in corners, stick handling, and how much more you can do with passing.

As things progress I’d love to do at least a few more of these videos on sled setup because there’s a lot of players out there that need help with this. If you have a specific question about your setup please leave me a comment and include a photo of you in your sled so I can see what you look like. I’ll do my best to help as many people as I can.

Hope you enjoy!

USA v Italy | Prelim | 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool, Buffalo

Due to rights restrictions, the live stream is not available in some countries. To watch the stream in these territories, follow the links below:
Canada:
Germany: or
USA:
Japan:
Russia:

For more information on the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool in Buffalo, New York, please visit

Results will be available here:

Like us: and follow us:

Buffalo, New York, USA, will host the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool, from 26 April - 3 May.

Gatorade – Sledge Hockey

NHL stars discover first-hand why sledge hockey athletes exemplify what it means to Win from Within. #WinFromWithin

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