Disabled Hockey

   

Bryan's greatest passion was playing hockey. He loved being on the ice, traveling throughout the country playing tournaments, and meeting new friends. He especially loved his time playing for the Marquette Royales and the many friends and the family he made during that time. Bryan also loved his dog Jack and the outdoors, whether it was four-wheeling, mountain biking, hiking and mountain climbing, swimming, snowboarding, skiing or camping and fishing. He made friends easily with his outgoing personality, adventurous nature, quick wit, contagious laugh and infectious smile. As his friends started their own families, Bryan soon became "Uncle Bryan" to all their little ones. He had such a special way with kids. Following the loss of his leg, Bryan found a new way to keep playing the sport he loved. He joined the Alaska Avalanche Sled Hockey Team, continuing to be a mentor and teaching the sport to both kids and adults from the hockey sled. Even though he is gone from our team, we will continue to remember his smile, his fun yet aggressive style of play, and honor him by doing as he would...giving 100% every shift both on and off the ice.  

  

 

Challenge Alaska - Disabled Hockey Association and Member of Alaska State Hockey Association. Read more about the teams that are representing disabled hockey in Alaska below.

 


Alaska Avalanche Special Hockey Logo

Special Hockey 

 

 

Alaska Avalanche Sled Hockey Logo


Sled Hockey 

 

 

Alaska Warriors Hockey Logo

Warriors Hockey 

 

The goal of special hockey is to give people with intellectual disabilities the chance to play the sport of ice hockey in an environment which is adapted to their level of ability.

The athletes play upright and in most cases penalties such as offside and icing are not part of game play. Special Hockey emphasizes fun through teamwork, social interaction, and improving the quality of life through on and off ice activities.

 

Sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey with a few differences. Players sit in specially designed sleds that on top of two hockey skate blades.

There are two sticks for each player instead of one and and the sticks have metal pics on the butt end for players to propel themselves. 

 

   

 

USA Hockey's Warriors Hockey Discipline is dedicated to injured and disabled US Military Veterans who have served our country.

While some of the participants played hockey prior to being injured, many try it for the first time and find a new passion for this great sport.  To be eligible to compete in the Warrior Hockey Discipline, Veterans must meet certain requirements.   

For full eligibility rules, click here to download. 

 

 

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To register for any of Challenge Alaska's Disabled Hockey Teams please click here to complete the paperwork and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to (907) 344-7231.