Ice Hockey

By Chris Bradley

With our World Deaf Ice Hockey Championship behind us, the 2011 Winter Deaflympics at High Tatras, Slovakia is rapidly approaching.

Our ICSD Executive Committee and Winter Technical Directors will do site visits near the end of January 2010 to check out venues for the 17th Winter Deaflympics. Will share more details in next eNews.

Our IIHF Official Rule Book (2006-2010) is still good until end of 2010. We should receive our new 2011- 2015 in time for our 2011 Winter Deaflympics.

We are aiming for an expansion of 6 to 10 teams participating at the Winter Deaflylmpics since most teams will be coming from Europe. Let's keep this as our goal so that we can all help to continue to grow the great sport of Ice Hockey. Deadline for final registration for team sports is 15 January 2010.

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming 2011 Winter Deaflympics, please feel free to contact me anytime at icehockeytd@ciss.org

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season and wish you all the best in 2010!

S. Chris BRADLEY
ICSD Technical Director – Ice Hockey