Three Wolfpack players, Karen Smith, Kelly Lavoie and Rachel Grusse, have been part of the National Women’s Development Sled Hockey Team, competing in national events and helping to further grow the sport of women’s sled hockey. Currently, Rachel Grusse, is a member of the US Team.
In 2019, the team competed in the Disabled Hockey Festival in Florida and finished 2nd in the National Championship game.
We joined up with Team USA sled hockey athletes Declan Farmer and Jack Wallace for the 2018 Disabled Hockey Festival in Chicago and won the National Championship in Division B.
The team traveled to Detroit for the Disabled Hockey Festival in April 2016 and placed second in their division. They also became an affiliate of the Boston Bruins and played in the NHL Sled Classic for the first time in November 2016. They again placed second in their division.
We partner with Camp No Limits at Quinnipiac University and help introduce sled hockey to youth with limb loss during their annual summer sports camp.
The team was started in 2003 by Chariots of Hope and transitioned to become a program of the Gaylord Sports Association in 2015.