2019 Western Canada Sledge Hockey Tournament

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Leduc, AB. – The Paralympic Sports Association (PSA) (www.parasports.net) is excited to present the 15th Annual Western Canada Sledge Hockey Tournament and the Matt Cook Memorial Cup.

The tournament will take place in Leduc, Alberta at the Leduc Recreation Centre from March 29 – March 31, 2019. The event will feature a record 19 teams with athletes of all ages and abilities. Teams will be traveling from all over Western Canada to compete in junior and intermediate age categories.  Paralympic Sports Association encourages anyone who is interested in this unique sport, to come out, watch and get involved in the event and community.

Sledge hockey joined the Hockey Alberta family of programs in the spring of 2004 and has been growing steadily in Alberta ever since. Sledge hockey is an innovative team sport that incorporates the same rules and strategies as ‘stand-up’ ice hockey. Players sit on specially designed sleds with skate blades under the seat and use two sticks, to pass, stick handle, shoot the puck, and propel and maneuver their sleds. This year is marks the fourth time the tournament will be hosted in Leduc and we would like to sincerely thank the City of Leduc for their hard work and dedication that ensures the continued success and growth of this tournament.

“It’s because of the continued support by our partners like Hockey Alberta, the City of Leduc and Alberta Sport Connection that make events like this possible. Their commitment to youth and sport will help us make the 2019 Western Canada Sledge Hockey Tournament an unforgettable experience for the athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers and fans.” Gary Marcellus, president of Paralympic Sports Association. 

Sledge Hockey has become one of the biggest attractions for spectators at the Winter Paralympic Games (Para Ice Hockey) since its debut in Lillehammer, Norway, in 1994. It is fast-paced, highly physical, and played by numerous clubs throughout North America. With Canada’s dominating performance and subsequent silver medal at the 2018 Paralympics, Sledge Hockey continues to show prominent growth and attraction evident at all levels.

For more information, please visit www.parasports.net

Stephanie Fleming – Primary contact
Tournament Director
Paralympic Sports Association 
P: (780) 439-8687 
C: (403) 505-9819

Amy MacKinnon 
Executive Director
Paralympic Sports Association 
P: (780) 439-8687
C: (780) 999-4230