Sled Hockey competitor in an ice hockey game or match.

Sled Hockey: No Legs, No Problem

This photo is of the Chicago Blackhawks sled hockey team playing the team from the Colorado Avalanche at the USA Hockey Sled Classic presented each year by the National Hockey League.

According to the NHL website:

“Sled hockey was invented by a group of Swedes at a rehabilitation center in the early 1960s. Despite their physical disability, these men wanted to continue playing hockey. Sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules. Players sit in specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades. There are two sticks for each player instead of one and and the sticks have metal pics on the butt end for players to propel themselves.”

The photo was taken by two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Marc Piscotty(Getty Images North America). Piscotty’s work is so good it screams “Pulitzer Prize.”