Cal­gary Venom Sledge Hockey show­cases sport

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Mailphoto by Diane Thomas

On Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 28, the Cal­gary Venom Sledge Hockey team took on Drumheller’s Bos­ton Pizza Ban­tam Rap­tors and Fun Team Vor­tex Ju­nior Thun­der at the Me­mo­rial Arena. Drumheller teams also played on the sledges and it proved not to be that easy. Sev­eral play­ers and sev­eral times, Drumheller play­ers would tip over re­quir­ing as­sis­tance get­ting back upright. Us­ing both of their arms grasp­ing short­ened hockey sticks, the play­ers pro­pel them- selves across the ice sur­face. Goalies wear spe­cial spiked pads on their gloves, en­abling them to move side to side. The goalie net is moved for­ward sev­eral feet en­abling the play­ers to ma­neu­ver around it. Ac­cord­ing to or­ga­nizer Jac­quie Kolm, “The Cal­gary Venom Sledge Hockey teams were ex­cited to show­case their sport in Drumheller.”

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