Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey

Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey

Available on iTunes, Prime Video
Sled hockey is a riveting game of force, speed, and strategy. Sometimes called "murderball on blades," this is a sport for athletes with disabilities who are ready to hit hard and shoot fast. Players battle with their sticks, their sharp sled runners, and the serrated ice picks used to propel their sleds. Ice Warriors follows the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team through grueling preparations leading up to the 2014 Paralympic Games, then focuses in on the dramatic competition in Sochi, Russia. The Americans are aiming for something that’s never been done before—back-to-back gold medals. They need to work hard to come together as a team, with military veterans playing alongside teenagers, experienced players guiding the rookies. The film showcases their emotional stories of injury and resilience, their hard work in training camps and elite international competitions, and their personal challenges on the ice and at home.
Director Brian Knappenberger