South East Sled Hockey League

Welcome to the home of the South East Sled Hockey League (SESHL), where passion meets the ice. Founded in 2016, SESHL officially commenced its journey with the inaugural Carolina Cup Tournament, hosted in Raleigh, NC.

Currently, the SESHL season unfolds over two thrilling tournament weekends. The final weekend is a culmination of both regular-season action and playoff intensity, featuring round-robin matchups that culminate in the ultimate showdown for the Championship title.

For the 2023/2024 season, SESHL proudly introduces B and C divisions, catering to a diverse range of skill levels and fostering an inclusive environment for all participants.

If you or anyone you know is interested in joining the exhilarating world of Sled Hockey, we invite you to reach out to us through our contact page. Explore our teams page to discover programs in your area and take the first step toward an unforgettable journey on the ice.

SESHL is honored to be represented in the following vibrant cities:

  • Charleston, SC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Orlando, FL
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Space Coast, FL
  • Tampa, FL

Join us as we unite communities, celebrate the spirit of competition, and embrace the thrill of sled hockey. Welcome to SESHL – where every moment on the ice is an opportunity to shine.

What is Sled Hockey

“Sled (sledge as it’s referred to outside the United States) hockey was invented at a Stockholm, Sweden, rehabilitation center in the early 1960s by a group of Swedes who, despite their physical disability, wanted to continue playing hockey.

Sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with the exception some of the equipment. Players sit in specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades. There are two sticks for each player instead of one and and the sticks have metal pics on the butt end for players to propel themselves. Goalies wear basically the same equipment but do make modifications to the glove.  Metal picks are sewn into the backside to allow the goalie to maneuver.  

A few rinks around the country are sled accessible.  Sled accessible rinks allow players to remain in their sleds and skate off the ice into the bench area.  This requires that the bench area is flush with the ice and there is clear plexiglass replacing the white boards.  

Sled hockey provides opportunity for many types of disabilities and there are opportunities available in local areas for recreation/competition all the way to the National Sled Team that plays in the Paralympics. Sled hockey is rapidly growing in the US and players are “hooked” once they touch the ice the first time.”

source: https://www.usahockey.com/sledhockey

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