See competitive sled hockey at Lake Forest College

The Lake Forest College Athletic Department, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association is hosting the seventh annual "The Sleds Are Coming" event on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse on the campus of Lake Forest College. The event will be at 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

The purpose of "The Sleds Are Coming" is to bring community exposure to GLASA and showcase its sled hockey program. Community members, students and staff have the opportunity to watch and cheer on a talented group of athletes.

Presently, GLASA has one competitive adult sled hockey team, one recreational adult team and one competitive youth team. The GLASA Falcons adult teams are coached by retired Lake Forest College men's hockey coach, Tony Fritz. Since the inception of this program nine years ago, the adult competitive team won the National Championship in 2013 and the youth competitive team were the National Champions in 2015.

The on-ice competition will consist of three 12-minute periods of 5-on-5 sled hockey featuring members of the GLASA Falcons.

To help raise funds for the sled hockey program, the event will offer a Chuck-A-Puck competition, raffle prizes and a silent auction including four Alumni Box Seats to a Chicago Blackhawks game in February and an autographed Jonathan Toews framed jersey and concessions.

Lake Forest College mascot "Boomer" and the Chicago Wolves mascot "Skates" will lead the fans to cheer on GLASA athletes. Last year, over 500 fans and volunteers came out to support the GLASA Falcons. For more information, visit or contact Cherie Hrusovsky of GLASA, at (847) 283-0908 or, or Ashley Wanland in the Lake Forest College Athletics Department, at (847) 735-5285 or

Lake Forest College is at 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest.

  Falcons White player Nina Nissly battles Falcons Black player Liz Davis for the puck during last year's "The Sleds Are Coming" sled hockey game, hosted by the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association and the Lake Forest College Athletic Department. Gilbert R. Boucher II/, 2016
  Falcons White goalie Dean Melchiorre stops a shot during the sixth annual "The Sleds Are Coming" sled hockey game. Gilbert R. Boucher II/ 2016
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