UNH Hosts ‘War At The
Whitt’ Sled Hockey Tourney Jan. 9
N.H.’s Northeast Passage Wildcats
will Battle Maine Black Bears
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
Dec. 22, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore
Center Arena will be the site of the first annual “War at
the Whitt” sled hockey tournament Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005.
UNH’s Northeast Passage Wildcats will host several New England
teams in the tourney, including archrivals the Maine Black Bears.
Other entrants include the Connecticut Chariots from Hartford and
the PA Center-pedes from Pennsylvania.
Members of the UNH men’s hockey team will referee the games,
which take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Teams will play several games
and the tournament winner will be determined by overall record.
Sled hockey is similar to traditional hockey concept and rules.
The main difference is that instead of standing up on skates, participants
sit on a sled, which is affixed with two skate blades. The other
difference is that in sled hockey participants use two shortened
hockey sticks with a blade on one end and a pick on the other end,
which enables the players to propel themselves across the ice and
Sled hockey allows individuals with disabilities and mobility limitations
to play the sport. The teams participating in War at the Whitt are
comprised of players with and without disabilities.
“We are thrilled to finally be playing at home and having
our full team together,including some exciting rookies,” says
Tom Carr of Northwood, Northeast Passage Wildcats coach. “We
are looking forward to a fast paced, hard hitting day of games.”
In addition to Carr, Ed Clark of Windham coaches the Wildcats. Players
on the team include Chrystal Chalich of Durham; Aguinaldo Luis of
Methuen; Jessie Nelson of Durham; PJ Giampietro of Durham; Taylor
Chase of Hampton; Dan Sousa of Greenfield; Kevin Hosier of Raymond;
George Treantafel of Raymond; Soule Marzouk of Wilder, Vt.;
Khrista Matthews of Ashland; and Jeff Knox of Milford, Mass.
War at the Whitt Schedule
Jan. 9, 2005
9 – 10 a.m
Pennsylvannia vs. New Hampshire
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Maine vs. Pennsylvania
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Connecticut vs. New Hampshire
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Connecticut vs. Pennsylvania
2 – 3 p.m.
Maine vs. New Hampshire
A digital photo is available for download at the Website: http://www.unh.edu/img/sledhockey.jpg.