7th Annual Wirtz Cup Champions: Colorado Avalanche

The Hoffman Estates Triphahn Center, which is one of a handful of rinks in the United States with Sled Hockey compatibility, hosted the 7th Annual Wirtz Cup Sled Hockey Tournament. The Wirtz Cup is the Championship Tournament for the Midwest Sled Hockey League (MWSHL) headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The league is comprised of the RIC Blackhawks, the St. Louis Blues, the Colorado Avalanche and San Antonio Rampage. The league was founded to support the needs and aspirations of Disabled Adult Hockey Players.  In fact, nine players from the MWSHL represented the United States on the USA Hockey Men’s Gold Medal Paralympic team. In addition, one woman from the MWSHL, Erica Mitchell represented the USA Hockey Woman’s Paralympic team. Congratulations to the Colorado Avalanche, this year’s champion!!

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