Rampage sled hockey team to host tournament in Austin this weekend

The San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team will host their second annual Midwest Sled  Hockey League (MWSHL) tournament this weekend at Chaparral Ice Center with games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The tournament features all six MWSHL teams, including: San Antonio Rampage, RIC Blackhawks, DASA St. Louis Blues, Minnesota Northern, Colorado Avalanche and the Phoenix Coyotes. The Rampage Sled Hockey Team was formed in 2006 and is affiliated with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL).

The first game of the tournament will feature a matchup between the Rampage and the Blues at 5:45 p.m. on Friday. The tournament will wrap up on Sunday with two morning games featuring the Rampage and the Coyotes at 8:30 a.m. and the Blackhawks and Avalanche at 10 a.m.

Admission is FREE for all sled hockey tournament events over the course of the weekend.
 
Below is the tournament schedule. Teams listed first are considered the home team.

San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team Tournament Schedule
Friday, November 19
Time Teams
5:45 p.m. DASA St. Louis Blues vs. San Antonio Rampage
7:15 p.m. RIC Blackhawks vs. Phoenix Coyotes

8:45 p.m.

Minnesota Northern vs. Colorado Avalanche
Saturday, November 20
Time Teams

8:00 a.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. DASA St. Louis Blues
12:30 p.m. Phoenix Coyotes vs. Minnesota Northern
2:00 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. RIC Blackhawks
6:30 p.m. Phoenix Coyotes vs. DASA St. Louis Blues
8:00 p.m. Colorado Avalanche vs. San Antonio Rampage

9:30 p.m.

RIC Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Northern
Sunday, November 21
Time Teams

8:30 a.m.

San Antonio Rampage vs. Phoenix Coyotes

10:00 a.m.

RIC Blackhawks vs. Colorado Avalanche

The San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team held its first practice on January 19, 2007. Operation Comfort presented the team with sleds donated from their organization and the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) outfitted the sled hockey team with equipment and jerseys. The Rampage (AHL) continues to host various fundraising events, including their annual Military Appreciation Night, to raise money to support the Rampage Sled Hockey Team.

The Rampage are the only sled hockey team in the United States that consists of all wounded military service members. The team is run by Operation Comfort, a non-profit organization that works with wounded service members coming from Iraq and Afghanistan who are recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. The team is led by Lonnie Hannah, a two-time Paralympian who was named USA Hockey’s Disabled Athlete of the Year in 2009. This year’s team features two USA National Sled Hockey Team members, Rico Roman and Jen Yung Lee.


 




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