Boston Sled Hockey Invitational
The Northeast Passage Wildcats are hosting the first ever Boston Sled Hockey Invitational Tournament at Nobles, March 11-12, to close out the winter season.
The Wildcats are led by defenseman Taylor Chace who was recently named USOC Paralympic SportsMan of the Year. Taylor’s achievements are long and include a recent Gold Medal from the Paralympic Games in Vancouver, BC. The team includes several current and past national and junior team members, as well as players from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The Wildcats compete in the Northeast Sled Hockey League (www.neshl.org) and play in tournaments across the country. The team is nationally ranked, placing first or second in U.S.A Hockey’s Disabled Festival for the past three years.
Team members give back to the local community through motivational speaking engagements and by participating in Sled Hockey clinics for mobility-impaired children and recently injured veterans. Nobles has hosted six Sunday morning clinics from November 2010 through February 2011. Volunteers from the Nobles community are needed to help at this event. Please contact Linda Hurley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 781-320-7261 for more information.
Admission is free and all are welcome to cheer on the Wildcats, or your favorite team, as they compete for the Tournament Championship! It’s a great opportunity to see this sport and meet some of the athletes.
Friday night, March 11
8–9:30 p.m., NEP vs. NY
Saturday, March 12
10-11:30 a.m., NY vs. Western MA?
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., NEP vs. CT (Opening Ceremonies) ?
1– 2:30 p.m., NEP vs. Western MA?
2:30–4 p.m., NY vs. CT?
4–5:30 p.m., CT vs. Western MA?
5:30–7 p.m., Championship game
Sunday, March 13
10a.m.-12 p.m., NEP Jr Wildcats vs Springfield Jr Sliders