First-ever IPC Ice Sledge Hockey Skills Challenge a success



In the first-ever IPC Ice Sledge Hockey Skills Challenge, Team Page beat Team Douglas at the HARBORCENTER on Saturday (25 April), in Buffalo, New York in the USA.

Six goaltenders and 14 skaters took part in the event, and as they were divided into two teams with Americans Adam Page and Chris Douglas serving as the team captains.

In the first challenge, the skater’s obstacle course, Team Page won, with the fastest skater being Canada’s Ben Delaney. The six-puck shootout was won by Canada’s star goaltender, Corbin Watson.

Because of a tie after the two challenges, it then went to a deciding shootout. After each team’s first three skaters failed to score in the shootout, Norway’s Thommas Avdal came through to win the Challenge for Team Page.

Prior to the Skills Competition, NHL player Marcus Foligno of the Buffalo Sabres met with hockey fans in the venue to sign autographs and pose for pictures.

Games at the World Championships begin on Sunday (26 April), starting with the Czech Republic-Norway matchup at 9:30am (ET).

Live coverage of all the games at the World Championships, along with results, statistics and ticket information can be found at

Up-to-date details of where games can be watched live nationally can be found at

IPC Ice Sledge Hockey will tweet live updates from on site in Buffalo from @IPCISH and is encouraging all fans to use the #Buffalo2015 hashtag when tweeting about the tournament.