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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sled Hockey Programs in the United States

I'm probably missing some, but this is what I came up with. If you see any errors, let me know. Most of these have links to the team's site or the hosting organization's site. Click on them for more information.

Alabama- population 4,364,356
Thunderblades Sled Hockey-Lakeshore (Birmingham)
(Inactive, but Lakeshore has many cool adaptive sports programs, so I left the link up anyway.)

Photo above: Alaska Avalanche Sled Hockey Team

Alaska- population 634,892

Photo above: Phoenix Coyotes at practice.

Arizona-population 5,307,331
Coyotes- Phoenix

California- We've saved the best for last. California's entry is at the bottom of this entry.

Colorado-population 4,417,714
Bulldogs-Colorado Springs

Connecticut-population 3,425,074
Wolfpack- Bloomfield

Photo above: Delaware Snipers pose for team photo.

Delaware-population 796,165
Delaware Sled Snipers

Florida-population 16,396,515
Mapet Angels Sled Hockey-Coral Springs
Florida Eels Sled Hockey

Georgia-population 8,313,195
Georgia Sled Hockey Foundation-Marietta

Illinois-population 12,482,301
RIC Blackhawks Sled Hockey Team-Chicago
Chicago Hornets
Falcons Sled Hockey Team-Lake Forest- it doesn't look like they have sled hockey anymore, but they do have many adaptive sports programs, so I left the link up.

Photo above: The Turnstone Flyers in Indiana

Indiana-population 6,114,745
Turnstone Flyers- Fort Wayne
River City Rollers- South Bend

Iowa-population 2,923,179
Quad City Sled Hockey- Iowa

Maine-population 1,286,670
Northeast Passage
Portland Hockey Pirates (inactive)

Maryland-population 5,375,156
Bennett Blazers- Abington

Massachusetts-population 6,379,304
New England Bruins-Needham MA (inactive)
Baystate Sled Hockey
Northeast Passage

Photo above: A player on the Michigan Sled Dogs team.

Michigan-population 9,990,817
Michigan Sled Dogs
GR Sled Wings-Grand Rapids

Minnesota-population 4,972,294
Minnesota Sled Hockey Association

Photo above: The Dasa Blues from St. Louis.

Missouri-population 5,629,707
Dasa Blues- St. Louis

Montana-population 904,433
Flathead Valley Sled Hockey-Flathead

Eagle Mount-Great Falls (also on Facebook)

Nebraska-population 1,713,235
Nebraska Mammoths-Kearney

New England (Various)
Vets on Jets

New Hampshire-population 1,259,181
Northeast Passage Wildcats

New Jersey-population 8,484,431
United Spinal Youth Rangers-Woodbridge
South Jersey Wings of Steel- Doorhees
Vineland Sled Stars- Vineland

New York-population 19,011,378
Bethlehem Sled Hockey-Bethlehem
Long Island Roughriders
Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey
Albany (a youth team)
Jamestown Lakers

Ohio-population 11,373,541
Ohio Hockey Blades-Columbus
Cleveland Mighty Barons
Cincinnati Ice Breakers


Pennsylvania-population 12,287,150
Mighty Blaze- Erie
PA Center Pedes-Philadelphia
Atlantic Hammerheads- Willow Grove
Sitting Bulls-Johnstown

Tennessee-population 5,740,021
Nashville Predators Sled Team
Franklin Tennessee Knights (may be inactive)
Regulators (may be inactive)
Knoxville (may be inactive)

Photo above: The Austin Blades at practice.

Texas-population 21,325,018
Austin Blades
Dallas Sled Hawks (inactive, but this link leads to the Rise Adventures site, which has many cool adaptive sports to offer)
San Antonio Rampage

Utah-population 2,269,799
Golden Eagles-Park City

Vermont-population 613,090
Vermont Sled Cats

Virginia-population 7,187,734
Arlington Virginia- Looks like this team isn't practicing, currently

Seattle- in development

Washington DC-population 571,822
Capital District Sled Warriors

Wisconsin-population 5,401,906
Wisconsin Warriors-Milwaukee

Photo above: The Sacramento Lightning pose as a team.

California has a population of 34,501,130, and Southern California has 22,422,614 people, which alone is more than any other single state.

California fans and amateur hockey programs support three NHL teams and three ECHL teams, so the hockey programs in the state are strong. Yet SoCal Sled Hockey is the only team serving this huge population center. Please partner with us in bringing this great sport to Southern California!

Sled hockey programs currently in California:
Sacramento Lightning- scroll down a bit to find it

Photo above: SoCal Sled Hockey's first clinic way back in 2009. We've come a long way, and we have a long way to go.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Todd and Christie! I just came across your site from our FB page, this is great information! I am a coach for the Grand Rapids (MI) Sled Wings, we have an adult and junior team with two players on the USA Hockey National Junior Team. I would love to help anyway possible to get your team going. Email me at or connect with me on FB through the Rinks to Links page which is our non-profit. Keep up the great work!

    Steve Kozlowski