“Anyone, even able-bodied players can play sledge hockey. This is a great opportunity to get this league off the ground,” said Darren Cossar executive director of Hockey Nova Scotia.
The league will be housed by the Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association and will meet once a week throughout the 2008-2009 hockey season at a reduced cost. Hockey Nova Scotia is proud to offer the first ever organized sledge hockey league in the Maritimes. The inaugural season will run with two teams, one out of the Dartmouth Association and one out of the Acadia Association. Both teams are open to anyone in the minor hockey age range of five to 20. Able-bodied players are encouraged to join as well. It is not a requisite that the player live in the association’s designated area, anyone from the across the province is eligible.
The Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association team will meet once a week throughout the 2008-2009 hockey season at the Bowles Arena at a reduced cost. Those interested contact the Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association at http://www.whalers.org
The Acadia Minor Hockey Association team will operate in a similar fashion and those interested should contact Laurie Dauphinee.