Space Coast Blast Sled Hockey Team Claims Under 18 Hockey World Championship

By  //  November 16, 2019

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Space Coast Sled Hockey is a competitive sled hockey team located in Brevard County, Florida.

BOTTOM ROW: Sean Gallagher, 11th grade, Odyssey Charter. SECOND ROW: (left to right): Brett Bolton, 8th grade, McNair Magnet Middle School; Tripp Skinner, 12th grade, Astronaut High; Jayden Debiram, 11th grade (Fort Myers); Logan Eising, 12th grade, Melbourne High School. BACK ROW: (left to right): Coach Liam Fitgerald; Anthony Martinez, 11th grade (Orlando); Coach Lee Skinner; Madeline Gallagher, 7th grade, Odyssey Charter; Sebastian Hardcastle, 7th grade, Kennedy Middle School; Nick Witkowski, 10th grade (Wesley Chapel); Sophie Szymula, 12th grade, Rockledge High; Coach Amanda Martori. (BPS image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Blast Sled Hockey team, reigning USA Under 18 National Champions, added Under 18 World Champions to their already impressive resume, when they participated in the first-ever Youth International Sled Hockey Invitational, beating Russia for the championship.

Space Coast Sled Hockey is a competitive sled hockey team located in Brevard County, Florida.

Sled Hockey is an adaptive sport for anyone not able to play stand up hockey.

The players are single and double amputees and paraplegics. They are disabled veterans, adults who’ve suffered car and motorcycle accidents, and those with birth defects like spina bifida, autism and MS.

The majority of the players are from Brevard County and attend Astronaut High, Kennedy Middle School, McNair Magnet Middle, Melbourne High, Odyssey Charter and Rockledge High.

Other team members are from Orange, Seminole and Indian River counties.

Due to all the medical expenses and other expenses these players endure, the goal is to create a healthy lifestyle that will support them in both physical and mental health.

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The World Champions are looking for corporate sponsors and donations to support the team as they continue their season.

For a game schedule and more information, CLICK HERE.

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