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Local sled hockey team to host league in Everett

The Spaulding Boston Shamrocks Sled Hockey Team will be hosting North East Sled Hockey League games on Saturday, December 15 at the Allied Veterans’ Memorial Skating Rink located at 65 Elm St. in Everett. Games run from 3-10:30 p.m. and admittance is free.

“We are very excited to host sled hockey athletes from all over New England to our home rink,” said Keja MacEwan, the Network Coordinator for Spaulding Adaptive Sports Networks and a Shamrocks coach. “Our athletes are anxious to compete and look forward to seeing the community coming out and supporting amazing hockey players.”

The schedule for the day is as follows:

3 p.m. – Central Vermont Pioneers v. Spaulding Boston Shamrocks

4:30 p.m. – Springfield Thunderbirds v. New England Warriors

6 p.m. – Northeast Passage Wildcats v. Spaulding Boston Shamrocks

7:30 p.m. – New England Warriors v. Central Vermont Pioneers

9 p.m. – Springfield Thunderbirds v. Northeast Passage Wildcats

A bake sale and raffle will be held during the games. All proceeds will assist the Shamrocks and their youth team, the Spaulding Sledgehogs, to attend the 2019 Toyota-USA Hockey’s Disabled Hockey Festival in Tampa, Fla., in April 2019.

The Shamrocks and Sledgehogs are part of the Dr. Bernard R. and Edna M. Sears Adaptive Hockey Program at the Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers that are dedicated to the growth of adaptive hockey in the Boston Metro area of Eastern Massachusetts for individuals of all ages and abilities.

The North East Sled Hockey League, founded in 2005, is the first-ever organized, multi-state adult sled hockey league in the United States. The league works to promote awareness of sled hockey and support people with disabilities.

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