Sled Hockey Equalizes Hockey For All

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

September 14, 2013 Updated Sep 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (21alive) – It’s hockey, from a whole new perspective at the Second Annual Sled Hockey Community Challenge.

The "sled" allows those with physical disabilities to play the great game of hockey. Players sit in a sled and propel themselves with two specially designed hockey sticks.

One great aspect is that able-bodied people can also play, so when you look out onto the ice everyone is equal.

The Sled Hockey Challenge and tournament hopes to appeal to Fort Wayne’s hockey community.

“This is an opportunity for us to help showcase the sport of sled hockey to the community of Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne’s a great hockey town and sled hockey is relatively new, this is a good way for people to come out and see it or even participate in it,” said Chuck Redding with the Tournament Committee.

The day's events included the police and fire departments squaring off, and the Komet legends taking the ice.

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