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Tailing the Komets

5th annual Bob Chase Frostbite Sled Hockey Tournament this weekend

Sled hockey is returning to Fort Wayne for the 5th Annual Bob Chase Frostbite and Silver Stick Sled Hockey Championship February 9-10, 2013.  

*  Adult teams will be competing in the Bob Chase Frostbite Championship which is part of the Mid-American Great Lakes Sled League.   The top 2 teams at the end of the season will go on to participate in the Disabled Festival National Championship.

*   Youth Teams will be participating in the 3rd Annual Silver Stick Sled Hockey Final.  Silver Stick is a non-profit organization that promotes Citizenship and Goodwill through hockey.   More than 65,000 players participant in Silver Stick events annually.

*   Turnstone in partnership with Fort Wayne Youth Hockey are the hosts of this event.

*   Opening Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 pm.  

*   All games and opening ceremony will be held at Lutheran Health Sports Complex

 Total of 12 teams traveling from Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Johnstown and Pittsburgh

Turnstone plays at:

Saturday, February 9
8:20am vs Denver (Youth) Rink 1
10:50am vs Chicago (Youth) Rink 2

2:00pm Opening Ceremonies Rink 1

4:10pm vs Grand Rapids (Adults) Rink 3
7:20pm vs Detroit (Adults) Rink 1

Sunday, February 10
7:00am vs Cincinnati (Youth) Rink 1
9:10am vs Columbus (Adults) Rink 3

10:50am All-Star game *Turnstone players (Adults) will be playing in Rink 1

10:50am Semi-Finals (Youth) Rink 2
11:50am Semi-Finals (Youth) Rink 3
2:50pm Championship (Youth) Rink 2

Comments

Blake Sebring
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 2:13am

If you get a chance to go, you'll be amazed at the skill and effort of these players.

Phil Van Rider Chifley
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 2:28am

If you have two artificial knees would you qualify to play sled hockey? Normal hockey is out of the question!

Kevin
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 10:09am

Yes Phil, anyone who is not able to skate (standing up) due to a permanent physical condition qualifies to play sled hockey -- feel free to contact me at Kevin@Turnstone.org or at the office 260-483-2100 x 296 -- Kevin Hughes

Hit the Post
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 5:00pm

I played a year with the Pepsi Komets in early 70's and attempted sled hockey in mid 2000's thinking it would be an easy transition. It was far more difficult than it appeared. I couldn't cut it.WEW If you haven't seen a game you owe it to yourself as a hockey fan....they are most impressive!

Phil found new hobby Chifley
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 10:48pm

That would be me. When i get healed and back in shape i will give you a buzz. I'm a ways off yet.

Phil need corporate sponsor Chifley
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 10:56pm

I'm gonna hit towing companies up to sponsor me cause its gonna take one to get me in and out of that sled!

Kevin
Sat, 02/09/2013 - 2:20am

Its like ridding a bike -- everyone looks & feels horrible at 1st but once you get the hang of it you'll love it for a long time. I encourage everyone who tries sled hockey to skate multiple times to give it a real shot

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