Mike Rowe Surprises Bryan Blomquist & the Roughriders!

 

Our mission at Long Island Sled Hockey, Inc. is to foster, promote and encourage sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie through the sport of sled hockey, specifically aimed at a juvenile and adolescent population of physically and/or mentally challenged athletes. 

 

Inherent in that goal is the development of a sense of self-esteem, pride and friendship within this population. Long Island Sled Hockey, Inc. also focuses on the development and nurturing of positive attitudes in and outside the Long Island community toward those with physical and/or mental handicapping conditions.



Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm  Saturdays 9:30-10:25 am

 Saturday Whiteboard sessions in locker room AT 9 am

Opening day is Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Last practice is Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

 

Blackout Dates - No Practice:

2/20, 3/24, 4/28

 

All practices will be at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center

1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY



 



 

Follow the RoughRiders this year right here or through the NY Islanders web site.

 

Click for story > LISH Gets Disabled Athletes Back In The Game - WCBS News Story

 

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 - the RoughRiders will be honored by the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center prior to and during their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.  As part of the NHL's "Hockey Is For Everyone" campaign, RoughRiders Captain Bryan Genovese will be dropping the ceremonial first puck (on sled), the RoughRiders will not only attend the game but have a display table front and center as spectators enter the arena.  Raffle tickets will be sold, donations accepted and info on this unique program handed out.



2017-18 Registration Forms

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Challenges

Sat,. Feb 24th - Bethpage Rink. Another rematch against the Friars Varsity Hockey team from St Anthony's HS. This is always a great match and we get to renew old friendships and make new ones - a great day!!!  Wear new blue tournament jerseys.

 

March 10th, 2018 -  Bethpage Rink.  The initial contest versus the physical therapists and personal trainers of Peak Performance of the Lynbrook facility.  Come down and see how those who live to stay fit do against the RoughRiders.  Wear tournament blue jerseys, at the Bethpage Rink.

Sat, Apr 7th, 2018, Staten Island, NY- the NINTH edition of Staten Island's St. Peter's High School's Boys Varsity Hockey challenge.  Always a great event, the RoughRiders wonder what tricks Coach Blackburn will have in store.  The past has featured anywhere from three to five (yes, a pyramid) players in net.  It's a short hop.  Take a mini-road trip to the Staten Island Skating Pavilion at 3080 Arthur Kill Road for a 7:10 pm start.  RoughRiders wear new blue tournament jerseys.

April 21st, 2018 -  Bethpage Rink. The RoughRiders once again vow to defend the Summit Cup, accepting the challenge of Summit Security Services.  This rivalry dates back to 2004 and Summit states that THIS will be their year.  White tournament jerseys.  A light breakfast will follow. 

 

Tournaments

Mar 22nd-25th, 2018 - Gulf Coast Challenge, Ellenton, Florida - THIS PLAYER AND SUPPORT ROSTER IS ALSO FULL, NO OPEN SLOTS.  Details will be emailed.

 

April 5th-8th, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario Tournament - CANCELLED.

 

April 26th - 29th, 2018 - Amelia Park Tournament, Westfield, Mass. - we have 2 openings left for skaters.  As in the past, the bus will leave Thursday evening, Apr 26th and return Sunday afternoon, Apr 29th

May 18th-20th, 2018 - Hoping to make "six straight" RoughRiders Cup Championships, the RoughRiders are excited to announce that their Home Tournament, the Bill Schwarz Memorial Sled Hockey Invitational will be HOSTED BY THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS AT THEIR NEW TRAINING FACILITY, the Northwell Health Ice Center at 200 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554 (at Eisenhower Park). 


"On behalf of the rest of the members of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), it is my pleasure to inform you that the Long Island Sledge Hockey Program will receive 15 sets of equipment (15 skater sets and sleds) from the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund. This donation is worth approximately $20,000 – an amount NHLPA Members are proud to invest in this program because of your commitment to helping children participate in the great sport of sledge hockey.

Families in your community are very fortunate to have individuals like yourself who want to enrich the lives of these young children.  We feel that giving children the chance to play hockey is not only important for them to build strong bodies, but also to help build strong minds.

Since its inception in 1999, the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund has been successful in contributing more than $20-million to grassroots hockey programs around the world. The players’ program has benefited more than 60,000 deserving children in 32 countries." - Matthew Langen, NHLPA.

 


Long Island Sled Hockey captures the Mark of Distinction for 2009. Click the logo above to visit their site or  Click here and see LISH Scrapbook.

 


Tournament History

  • London Blizzard Sledge Hockey C Division Gold Medal Winners - 2017

  • Albany/Troy New York Rink Rats Champions – 2011

  • SW Florida Spring Showcase Champions – 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Ottawa, Canada O’Keefe Cup Champions – 2004, 2007, 2014, 2017

  • RoughRiders Cup Champions – 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

  • Silver Medals – 6

  • Bronze Medals - 10          

These 18 championships and 16 medals have been won in 40 tournaments!!!

THEY ARE SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!


The RoughRiders are a not-for-profit group and

are a 501(c)(3) federally tax-exempt organization.



 

 

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