Team USA women's sled hockey takes on the Phoenix Coyotes sled hockey team
By Courtney Verrill from Sports N Spokes
It was a weekend full of competition, aggression and checking men twice their size for Team USA women’s sled hockey. Team USA spent its weekend in Scottsdale, Ariz., battling the Phoenix Coyotes sled hockey team. This was Team USA’s first time playing together in three weeks which stirred up some struggle on the first day, but once the women found their rhythm they were a force to be reckoned with. Both teams racked up one win from the competitive weekend.
The Coyotes may be a team with mostly all men, but that didn’t stop the women from checking the opposing team as they tried to score as many goals as they could.
“I think it is [intimidating] playing against guys at first, but then you kind of learn that it makes you better and you can keep up with them,” says Team USA defense Hannah Hughes.
Below are a few preview pictures from our trip to AZ last month. Check out the full article Sports n Spokes wrote about the trip!
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