In the first of a series of articles spotlighting coaches and key individual involved in sport of Para Ice Hockey in the UK, we meet up with Peggy Assinck, the newly appointed Head Coach of the Womens Para Ice Hockey program.
The British Para Ice Hockey Association (BPIHA) is proud to announce the launch of the Women's GB High Performance program. The BPIHA will be facilitating both the current GB Para Ice Hockey Program and the new Women’s GB high performance programs geared towards classifiable athletes with physical disabilities to participate in International Paralympic Committee (IPC) sanctioned events.
AJ Mead, of the Sheffield Steelkings, has only been playing Para Ice Hockey for a year, but is already part of the GB Program. Blesma recently sent a team to interview him for the magazine to discuss the sport and how he became involved.
This past week saw the Annual End of Season Awards for the British Para Ice Hockey League taking place and saw the Manchester Mayhem surprisingly, making it a clean sweep across the board of all four awards on offer. As Netminder of the Year, Forward of the Year, Defenseman of the Year and Coach of the Year – all went to Manchester.