Our History

The Sheffield Steelkings Para Ice Hockey Club are the youngest team in the British Para Ice Hockey Association (BPIHA) League

Established in September 2014, and with only 5 players the Steelkings were a small but determined team, with the goal of competing against other teams around the UK in the (then) 2015 British Sledge Hockey Association (BSHA) league.

Our first competition on the ice was a friendly game against the (then) Manchester Phoenix Sledge Hockey Club (now, Manchester Mayhem Para Ice Hockey Club). Due to a lack of players this game was played as 4-on-4 rather than the normal 5-on-5.

The experience of Manchester showed as the Steelkings were defeated 7-0. This, however, made the team even more competitive and determined that they would not go down without a fight.

The 2015 and 2016 seasons were still a challenge to the team as we faced the more experienced competition throughout the league, however with the addition of new members, improved coaching techniques and good old fashioned hard work, the Steelkings have graduated from being the small group of friends who took on Manchester in December 2014, to a full and competitive Para Ice Hockey team.

In 2017 the team took their first ever win in a league competition and beat a travelling Manchester team 10-2 in front of a capacity crowd on IceSheffield’s Pad 2.

What made this victory even more special was that the Steelkings were without both starting goalies.

Since that first win the Sheffield Steelkings have gone from strength to strength. Winning both the British Para Ice Hockey League and Playoff trophies in 2019.

Following a two year gap due to Covid-19 the Steelkings returned to compete in the first ever Northwest Europe Para Ice Hockey League (NEPIHL), and came away crowned as the 2022 winners.

For the 2022 British Para Ice Hockey League the Sheffield Steelkings entered two teams – another first for the British game! The Sheffield Steelkings and the Steel ‘Stings’ (the club’s development / B-Team),  both with their eyes on league glory

Make sure you check our fixtures page for our upcoming games. We want to see you at IceSheffield cheering on both teams so you can Defend The Kingdom with us and see what para ice hockey is all about!

Hail To The Kings!

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