LA Kings Donate $10,000 to Area Sled Hockey Programs

Tuesday, 11.06.2012 / 5:19 PM
Pat Donahue  - Director, Digital Media

The LA Kings Fan Development Department and the Kings Care Foundation are pleased to announce donations of $5,000 to both the Riptide Sled Hockey Program and the Junior Reign Sled Hockey Program. The donations will be used to purchase additional equipment and sleds and cover the ice time costs.

Sled hockey provides the opportunity for many types of disabilities to play the sport of hockey. Sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with the exception of some of the equipment . Players sit in specially designed sleds and each player has two sticks instead of one. The sticks have metal picks on the butt that players use to propel themselves . Goalies wear the same equipment with modifications to the glove . Metal picks are sewn into the backside to allow the goalie to maneuver. Sled hockey is rapidly growing in the US and both local programs have opportunities for adult and youth players.

New players are encouraged to join; detailed contact information for both programs are listed below.

Southern California Sled Hockey Programs

Riptide Sled Hockey

Home Rink:

Channel Islands Ice Arena

830 Wagon Wheel Road

Oxnard, CA 93036

805-988-4440

Team Website: www.riptidesledhockey.com

Team Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Riptide-Sled-Hockey/197458220323439

Contact Name: Mel & Rhonda Waidmann

Contact Number: 805-200-7469

Contact Email: vcsledhockey@hotmail.com

Junior Reign Sled Hockey

Home Rink:

LA Kings Icetown Riverside

10540 Magnolia

Riverside, CA 92505

909-637-3070

Team Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/219289978140664/ or http://www.socalsledhockey.blogspot.com/

Contact Name: Todd S. Jenkins

Contact Number: 909-863-1000

Contact Email: tjenkins@jreign.com

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