For the third time the World Deaf
Ice Hockey Championships have been contested. This year the City of Buffalo, NY
hosted the event which was held at the
NorthTown Centre in Amherst from April 19-29. The Northtown Center was recommended
to host the tournament by Jeff Sauer,
longtime hockey coach at the University of Wisconsin
and for the U.S. National and U.S. Paralympic
sled hockey teams. Jeff Sauer coached the US
National Deaf Ice Hockey during the Winter Deaflympics
in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2015. Sauer died in February. Teams from three continents
were converging on Amherst for the tournament. Participating teams were from Canada, the Czech Republic,
Finland, Kazakhstan, and the United States. USA Men’s Hockey on
their win over Canada 6-3 in the final Championship game. The US team included 23 players
from 13 states. Canada got the silver,
Finland – bronze. For the first time
there were Women’s teams participating in the World
Deaf Ice Hockey Championships. The US and Canadian
Women’s teams played two exhibition (demonstration) games.
Canada won both games 6-3 and 6-4. The Canadian Deaf Sports
Association (CSDA) strongly support Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Federation’s (CDIHF)
bid to host the 4th World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships in
British Columbia in 2021.

ICSD Video News: 2017 World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships
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One thought on “ICSD Video News: 2017 World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships

  • June 21, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Is this SSI? Thank you!


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