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David Phillips, 18, has been named to the U.S. National Sled Hockey Developmental team following tryouts July 12-13 in Amherst, New York. David was among 49 players who tried out for the National team and Developmental, from which both rosters were announced this week.
David started playing hockey at 6 years old when he joined The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC) who had started a sled skating program at OhioHealth Chiller Dublin. David became an avid skater from the start but it was when Ohio Sled Hockey formed the first competitive sled hockey teams in Columbus that he became heavily involved in hockey.
David typically can be found at the rink three times per week practicing, and he plays competitively with the Ohio United, one of the teams under the Ohio Sled Hockey banner.
As a member of the National Developmental team, he will be able to play and train with the National team. Typically the team will gather monthly to practice, and will have the opportunity to play not only the US National team, but also teams from Canada, Norway, South Korea and Russia.
Ohio Sled Hockey is a non-profit organization that promotes and teaches the sport of hockey to players with disabilities. Sled or “sledge” hockey is played just like “stand up” ice hockey only the players sit on metal frames with skate blades on the bottom. They use two smaller sticks to propel themselves as well as pass, handle and shoot the puck. Sled hockey is a fast-paced, full-contact sport that requires a demanding level of conditioning and athleticism.
Sled Hockey became an official sport in the Winter Paralympic games in 1994 and at the games this year in Sochi, Russia, the US team took home the gold.
Ohio Sled Hockey trains at the OhioHealth Chiller Dublin - for more information on the program visit their website.
Dublin, Ohio resident Sam Mumper, 19, has been named to the U.S. National Sled Hockey team following tryouts July 12-13 in Amherst, New York. Sam was among 49 players who tried out for the team, from which the final roster was announced this week.
Sam was new to hockey when he took up the sport in 2007 with Ohio Sled Hockey, a non-profit organization that promotes and teaches the sport of hockey to players with disabilities. Sled or “sledge” hockey is played just like “stand up” ice hockey only the players sit on metal frames with skate blades on the bottom. They use two smaller sticks to propel themselves as well as pass, handle and shoot the puck. Sled hockey is a fast-paced, full-contact sport that requires a demanding level of conditioning and athleticism.
Sam has been a member of the US Developmental team the past five years and is now the second player from Ohio Sled Hockey to make the National team. Columbus resident Bruce Nelson also started with Ohio Sled Hockey and went on to compete on the National Team as well as Paralympic Team.
According to Sam, his love of sport as well as his soccer and basketball skills allowed him to quickly advance in hockey.
“He immersed himself into the sport and became a student of the game and one of the smartest players I've ever had the privilege to coach or watch. Sam has been a mentor to every player in our program,” said Coach Mike Fenster of the Ohio United Elite Sled Hockey team - the highest level team under Ohio Sled Hockey.
Sled Hockey became an official sport in the Winter Paralympic games in 1994 and at the games this year in Sochi, Russia, the US team took home the gold. Several members of that team have been named to the National team along with Sam.
Ohio Sled Hockey trains at the OhioHealth Chiller Dublin and Sam usually trains there an additional two days per week. In the coming months he will periodically join the National team as it begins preparing for the World Championships to be held in Buffalo April 23-26th, 2015.
Next month Sam will be coaching with the USA Hockey Mid Am Sled Hockey camp to be held at OhioHealth Chiller North in Lewis Center, August 1-3.
For more information on Ohio Sled Hockey visit their website.
For information on the US National Sled Hockey team visit their website.
The Ohio State University Men’s Club Hockey team is currently offering the opportunity for a motivated individual to lead their close-knit team of laid-back student-athletes who play for the love of the game.
This is a paid position. The typical club hockey season runs from September to February and includes:
- 2 weeknight practices per week (typically Thursday and Tuesday)
- 2 weekend games per week (Friday and Saturday)
- 1-2 travel weekends per month
Interested parties please contact:
OSU Club Hockey President - Aaron Kahn
CAHL players: we are looking to hold a used equipment drive to help interested adults try hockey at our new rink in Springfield. Hockey is brand new to Springfield and we feel if people can borrow equipment, we can attract new players to the game. USA Hockey and the Chillers are donating some equipment but quantities are very limited.
So we are asking you to consider donating any gently used items taking up space at home or that you are getting ready to replace. Maybe Santa will bring you those new gloves you’ve been eyeing this year! If so, we’ll gladly take your old ones.
If they are in decent, usable shape we will take your helmets, skates, gloves, shins, elbows, pants and sticks. And with your donation you will receive one ticket voucher to an upcoming Blue Jackets game this season! Please bring items by any rink now through January 5.
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