9th Annual Sleds Are Coming on January 27 Welcomes USA Sled Hockey Paralympian

9th Annual Sleds Are Coming on January 27 Welcomes USA Sled Hockey Paralympian

The Lake Forest College Athletic Department and the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) are excited to host the 9th Annual “The Sleds Are Coming” event on Sunday, January 27 at the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse on the campus of Lake Forest College. We invite the community to come out and meet local 2018 U.S. Gold Medal Paralympian – Brody Roybal!

The event will take place at 2 p.m., admission is FREE and open to the public.

“The Sleds Are Coming” is intended to bring community exposure to GLASA and showcase its sled hockey program. Community members, students, and staff have the opportunity to watch and cheer on a talented group of athletes. Currently, GLASA together with its local community partner, Falcons Hockey Association, has one competitive adult team, one recreational adult team and one competitive youth team. The GLASA Falcons adult competitive team is coached by retired Lake Forest College men’s hockey coach, Tony Fritz and GLASA parent Andy Burkhart. The adult recreational team is coached by Mike Reinhardt. The youth team coaches are Adam Rosuck and GLASA parent Mike Hurtado. Since the beginning of this program eleven years ago, the adult competitive team placed second in the National Championship in 2018 and placed first in 2017, 2015 and 2013. The youth competitive team were the 2015 National Champions.
 
The on-ice competition will consist of three 12-minute periods of 5-on-5 sled hockey featuring members of the GLASA Falcons and the event will also feature:
 
• Demonstration by the Junior Falcons Mite Players sponsored by the Falcons Hockey Association (FHA)
• Chuck-A-Puck Competition
• Raffle Prizes
 
Check out highlights from the 2018 Sleds Are Coming event thanks to Comcast 100:
 
 
For more information, visit http://www.glasa.org/the-sleds-are-coming/ Or contact Jourdan Thunberg, GLASA, (847) 283-0908 / jthunberg@glasa.org Ashley Wanland in the Lake Forest College Athletics Department at (847) 735-5285 / wanland@mx.lakeforest.edu