what is sled hockey?

Sled hockey (also called ‘Sledge’ outside the U.S.) is an adaptive form of ice hockey for youth and adults who cannot skate in a standing position due to a physical disability. Players sit in ‘bucket seats’ that sit on top of two hockey skate blades. There are two sticks for each player. These modified sticks have a hockey skate blade on one end for hitting the puck and metal pics on the other end for propelling themselves. Goalies wear basically the same equipment and sit in a sled but make modifications to their gloves to assist them in maneuverability.