Wheelchair Sports Federation
Rollin Red Sox Wheelchair Softball Team - Starts 2011 Season Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   


Come Roll With Us


In 2010 the Rollin' Red Sox Wheelchair Softball team became a proud sponsored member of the Wheelchair Sports Federation, a National Non Profit Organization that provides opportunities for the disabled and wheelchair bound adults and youth to play sports recreationally and competitively.

The Rollin' Red Sox team was started in 2000 and competes in both the National Wheelchair Softball Tournament and Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament each year. They are two of the largest wheelchair softball events in the Country.

The Rollin' Red Sox home field is the Field of Dreams in Brockton, Massachusetts. The 1st and only wheelchair softball field built in New England in 1998 at the Brockton VA Hospital.

The Rolllin' Red Sox team has made it to the Div. II National Wheelchair Tournament Championship 7 times and has won the National Div. II Championship 3 of them in 2005, 2006 and 2010. With players taking home numerous individual awards.

The Rollin' Red Sox and New York Mets have a long history together going back to the days of the EPVA Nets and NEPVA Celtics Wheelchair basketball teams. While both teams were competitive with each other the players also got along very well and when they weren't playing each other they could be seen rooting each other on at tournaments across the country.

Players from both teams took part in the first ever wheelchair softball clinic held by EPVA in New York and that year the EPVA Bombers were formed and became the 1st team from the Northeast to compete in the NWST. 5 Players from New England were part of that team. Back then Al Youakim coached all the teams including the softball team. We all knew and loved Al and will never forget him. I sure would like to think that Al would be very happy to know that the boys from Boston were part of the organization that continues his legacy of promoting wheelchair sports.

The Rollin' Red Sox also enjoys great support from the Boston Red Sox, Red Sox Foundation, Majestic Athletics, VA New England HealthCare and Stop & Shop stores.

We would like to thank John Hamre and Wheelchair Sports Federation for their support of our team and we know that with their support the Rollin' Red Sox program will continue to grow in leaps and bounds..

 Visit our Website for more information at www.rollinredsox.org  

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:43
Youth Rangers Sled Hockey Team Finishes in 2nd Place Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   


The Youth Rangers Sled Hockey Team finished in 2nd Place for the Atlantic District Sled Hockey League this year with a record of 16 wins 3 loses and 1 tie for  total of 33 points. This was their best year ever. They led the league in goals scored with 97.  They also had a player who led the league in scoring as well, Connor Fee with 32 goals and 20 assists for a total of 52 points.


On Saturday March 12th & Sunday March 13th, 2011, the Youth Rangers played in the Districts in West Chester PA. On Saturday they beat the #3 seeded team 6 to 3 to advance to the Championship Game. On Sunday they played the Virtual Wings of Steel but lost 4 - 2 in a very exciting and competitive game.

Two of the Youth Rangers who have been playing since the team started 9 years ago and will be moving on to the Adult League.  We'd like to recognize and thank Bobby Repsha & Connor Fee and their families for all their dedication and hard work.  They truly made a difference by showing how to be a hard working and very competitve Adaptive Athletes and we look forward to seeing them play and compete for many years to come.  

Wheelchair Sports Federation would also like to thank the NY Rangers Hockey Team for their continued sponsorship of the Youth Rangers and NY Rangers Adult Sled Hockey Teams.  They are a shinning example of how a professional franchise can impact the lives of Adaptive Athletes throughout the New York and New Jersey areas.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:01
Jr Nets and Katie's Komets compete in Wheelchair Basketball Print E-mail
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The Jr Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team hosted Katie's Komets Prep Wheelchair Basketball Team for a day of games and fun at Hackensack Middle School in NJ this Saturday March 12th, 2011 from noon to 5pm.


After the first game, the teams enjoyed a pizza lunch and then got back onto the court to play another.  Parents and friends cheered on the athletes as they competed and pushed hard all day. 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:54
Written by John Hamre   


 New York Rangers Sled Hockey Squad Showcase Their Skills At A Packed Madison Square Garden


NEW YORK, NY—On February 3rd, 2011, in front of thousands of rabid Rangers’ fans at Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers Sled Hockey team took the ice and showcased the game they so love.  During the 2nd intermission in the game between the Rangers and the New Jersey Devils, several members of the sled hockey incarnation of the home team thrilled the Garden faithful with a dazzling display of sled hockey prowess.  The crowd, usually more interested in hitting the restrooms or food stands, actually stayed put during the intermission, cheering the players on throughout the demonstration.  The team did a great job of playing to and amping up the enamored crowd, and team members Connor Fee, Bobby Repsha, Kevin Lynch, and Jack Wallace gratefully acknowledged their cheers by saluting the fans as they left the ice.

            Special thanks to Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers, Rick Nadeau, and Victor Calise for helping make this memorable evening possible, and to the players themselves, who gave all in attendance a terrific show.

            For more information about this and other adapted sports and events, please visit www.WheelchairSportsFederation.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 March 2011 04:06
Sled Hockey Exhibition with NY Rangers Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   
Members of the NY Rangers Sled Hockey Team participated in USA Hockey's Weekend Across America at the Trump Wollman Skating Rink in Central Park on Saturday February 19, 2011. This is part of USA Hockey's Weekend.  The Sled Hockey Team enjoyed showing off their unique skills in front of the hundreds of kids and adults attending.  They were joined on the ice by former NY Ranger Brian Mullen and cheered on by NY Ranger great Mike Richter.




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