Women’s ice sledge hockey players impress
Article written by Kim McGreal | For the IPC on 26.10.2016
The Women’s World Ice Sledge Hockey Festival came to a close with plans to keep developing.
For four days, Skien fritidspark in Norway was the home to some of the best women’s ice sledge hockey players in the world.
Three teams - USA, Canada and Europe – came together for the Women’s World Ice Sledge Hockey Festival, and to showcase their sport to the rest of the world over a series of six games.
While USA and Canada have faced each other several times in the last few years, it has been a while since either of them played against Europe and they were not sure what to expect. Despite a smaller, less experienced team, Europe more than held their own on the ice, even forcing one of their games into overtime.
Kelsey DiClaudio, a long-time member of the USA national developmental team, demonstrated her speed and puck-handling skills with an impressive eight goals in total over the event. Canada’s captain Christina Picton picked up five goals of her own and Europe’s Lena Schroder had a hat-trick against the USA.
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