New Name, Same Steelkings
In November 2016, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced their intention to re-brand the sports that they are responsible for to make them more distinctive from their Olympic or Able Bodied equivalents.
Included in these changes is the sport of Sledge Hockey or Ice Sledge Hockey as it was also known, both names have now been replaced with the new name Para Ice Hockey. Therefore, with immediate effect the Sheffield Steelkings Sledge Hockey Club will now be known as the Sheffield Steelkings Para Ice Hockey Club.
We would like to re-iterate our commitment to the club being available to everyone regardless of whether they are able bodied or disabled. We have always been an all-inclusive club and the IPC decision will not affect this.
You can see the IPC announcement concerning the changes here