2014 could not have been a better year for ice sledge hockey – which is why its progress has been highlighted as the No. 45 Moment of 2014, as the IPC continues its top 50 countdown.
After garnering global attention at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, initiatives were introduced to make the sport even more attractive to fans and help countries develop their game.
The IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Series was launched to bring together internationals and incorporate new fixtures for A and B-pool teams in order to formalise the calendar.
The development of the women’s game joins the World Series as another major step forward for the sport in 2014.
In November, teams from the USA, Canada and Europe gathered in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, for the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey International Women’s Cup, marking the very first competition for women to be sanctioned by the sport.