60 sled hockey players from across the country were invited to USA Sled Hockey Player Development Camp in July. During the camp, players participated in on-ice practices, classroom sessions and games, and were coached by Paralympic gold medalists and USA National team coaches.
Brett Bolton, Beau Corbett, Sean Gallagher, Tony Martinez and Nick Witkowski represented the Space Coast Blast and were joined by Dan Robbins and Kasey Yates for a total of 7 players from Florida.
Beau was a member of Team White and beat Tony and Team Gold in the camp championship game.
Florida and Space Coast Blast were also well represented at USA Sled National and Development Team tryouts with the D Camp crew and Tripp Skinner.
On June 23-24, Space Coast Sled Hockey hosted our 5th annual 3v3 cross-ice sled hockey tournament and raffle. 28 teams, 112 players, and 50 games, in two days and total of 8 hours of hockey! We also had over 40 raffle prizes and baskets.
This year there were 8 teams in the very competitive police
and firefighter division, with the Corbett’s of the Orlando Fire Department
defeating the defending champs the Ice holes of Melbourne Fire Department. MFD,
OFD, Brevard County Enforcers, BCSO and Melbourne PD all competed for the cup.
In the friends and family divisions, Team Security made up
of Space Coast Sled Hockey players’ dads and the Mother Puckers made up of
Space Coast Sled players’ moms realized how much harder the sport is than it
looks from the stands. Their games were fun to watch especially when they
played against their kids.
The fundraiser was a huge success, raising over $6,000 and wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our many sponsors and volunteers. Coach Brad Cervi did an amazing job organizing, promoting and running the event, and recruiting teams.
On June 8, 2019 the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
Enforcers hosted the Central Florida Enforcers for the First Annual Enforcers
Cup at the Space Coast Iceplex in Rockledge. The charity hockey game sponsored
by the BCSO Enforcers, Can-Am Roofing and 321 Sportscast raised money for the
Space Coast Blast Sled Hockey Program.
The stands were packed. Opening ceremonies included the
National Anthem sung by Lisa Mick of the BCSO and puck drop by Space Coast
Blast Youth Captain Tripp Skinner, accompanied by several of his teammates.
It was a very exciting game. The Central Florida Enforcers
scored first but in the end the Brevard County Enforcers were victorious with a
After the game, the teams got together for a group photo and
check presentation to the Space Coast Blast in the amount of $1505!! Thank you
to Coach Brad for organizing the event and for all the sponsors, participants
and attendees!! Looking forward to the 2nd Annual Enforcers Cup next