Boundary Waters Sled Hockey Combine returns to Superior for 6th year
The Boundary Waters Sled Hockey Combine returned to the Northland for the sixth year. Bringing back a unique camp that offers disabled players the ability to not only learn the game on the ice, but also learn lessons off of it. With this year offering a few more opportunities to learn from the best teachers Minnesota can provide.
“So on Tuesday, Coach Scott Sandelin (UMD) will be joining us at the Iron Trail Motors Event Center in Virginia and and we’re lucky to have him on his birthday. So we’re looking forward to a great day with coach over at the arena,” said Combine Co-Director Tony Lang.
“I tried out for Team USA and I landed a spot playing defense on the development team, then the year after that I moved up to the national team. I don’t see a whole lot of opportunities for the lower level grassroots to skate with higher level U.S. athletes. So any time I find an opportunity to kind of jump in that role, I don’t hesitate, I’m there no matter what,” added Combine Coach Christopher Douglas.
The players now finish the five and a half day combine by heading to the Veterans on the Lake Resort in Winton. There the athletes are able to canoe and take a portage into the Boundary Waters.
They will also have Minnesota hockey legend John Mayasich give them a tour of the Eveleth Hippodrome on Friday.