The Minnesota PowerHockey League, a division of the U.S. EWHA, is preparing to begin its 19th season in 2015. Four teams will compete for the Minnesota PowerHockey League Championship in Sept. 2015! Games are played every late spring through early fall at Crystal Community Center (4800 Douglas Dr N Crystal, MN 55428). At the conclusion of the regular season, teams […]
The Minnesota PowerHockey League, a division of the U.S. EWHA, began play in April of 1997. Four teams competed in the first organized electric/power wheelchair-only hockey league in Minnesota, or the United States for that matter. Teams played a nine game schedule, battling for the regular season title and top seed in the playoffs. The level of play has continued to improve every year since that inaugural season.
PowerHockey is wheelchair hockey specifically for persons requiring the use of an electric (power) wheelchair during daily life. Power wheelchair users have commonly been excluded from competitive sports because most people believe they are just too physically weak. PowerHockey proves that thought wrong. National organizations/events such as Paralympics and Special Olympics (which deals with mental disabilities) have NO team sport opportunities for power wheelchair users. Manual wheelchair users have many sports opportunities, such as basketball, hockey, softball, football, racing and rugby to just name a few.