Ice Warriors - USA Sled Hockey

About This Episode

Sled hockey: a game of force, speed, and strategy.

Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey is a portrait of the U.S. sled hockey team as they prepare for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Sled hockey, also known as “murderball on blades,” is played as aggressively as able-bodied hockey — but these players battle with their sticks, sharp sled runners and the serrated ice picks used to propel their sleds. Strapped into molded sleds, they’re often playing at eye level with the fast-moving puck in this game of force, speed and strategy. Watch as they train for and participate in a record-breaking performance at the Paralympic Games.

*Photo courtesy of WGBH/Meredith Nierman