24 August 2015

Warrior Sled Hockey Team Prepares for New Season

Christy Gardner, of the Women's National Team, plays with her dog Moxie as she anticipates Gardner throwing a puck to fetch. The San Antonio Rampage sled hockey team is made up of wounded warriors and is sponsored by the Rampage and Operation Comfort. They practiced at the Ice and Gold Center at Northwoods on Thursday, August 13, 2015. Photo: Bob Owen / San Antonio Express-News.

Made up of injured, ill and wounded veterans, service members and civilians — men and women alike — the San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team is preparing for a new season of competition. The team just completed a grueling three-day training camp, with three-hour practices. From Sept. 2-22, they’ll test their skills against the South Korean national team at practices and games at the rink at 17530 Henderson Pass.

The team formed in 2007 with a handful of members. It’s grown to a roster of more than 20. Three of the players: Rico Roman, Jen Lee and Josh Sweeney, played on the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The team has won two Northwest league championships.

Read more at the San Antonio Express News.

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