October, 2020

Lisa Moldovan, NY Elks Lodge #1 presents a $2500 check to LISH from the Elks National Foundation.

The continued support of Lynbrook's Elks Lodge also culminated with the RoughRiders presenting their 2019 USA Hockey National Championship Banner to the Lodge and it is displayed proudly hanging in the lounge at the Elks Lodge.  Thank you Lisa, your Board of Officers and all brother and sister Elks.

17 year old volunteer Faith Lee (standing left) present a check for $1000 to LISH from the three week sales of HER book, Stories from the Sled; written and published by her, with ALL profits going to the special athletes of LI Sled Hockey. Books can be purchased on our Home Page under Bulletin Board.  Faith, you are an incredible young lady and we thank you!!!


Dec. 10th, 2019

Nassau County Bar Association WE CARE FUND  presents LISH President Bryan Blomquist with a check for $6,000 to help defray the ever-growing cost of equipment for the 51 special athletes who make up the RoughRiders.

. Left to right are: WE CARE Co-Chairs: Christopher T. McGrath, Esq.  & Michael H. Masri, Esq., NCBA President Richard D. Collins, Esq.   



December 9th, 2019
West Point

April 28th, 2019

Westfield,  Massachusetts - just 21 days since their National Championship,  the RoughRiders post another undefeated weekend and win the 2019 New England Invitational Sled Hockey Championship. Upon their charter bus return to New York, the Lynbrook NY#1 Elks Lodge showed their pride with a timely sign out front of the Lodge.

 

 


April 7th, 2019

 Tampa, Florida - the RoughRiders proudly surround their 2019 USA Hockey Liberty Division NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP banner - their FIRST-EVER National Title. Pictured alongside is the banner being held by LISH President Bryan Blomquist and Head Coach Phil Derenze,  along with Board Member of BPOE NY#1 Elk's Lodge,  a lodge which has steadfastly supported the remarkable and special athletes of Long Island Sled Hockey.

 

 

 


March 9th 2019

Staten Island, NY - the RoughRiders, for the 10th straight year, played the St Peter's Boys HS Varsity Hockey team, a fundraiser run solely by these high schoolers, raising $90,000 in the prior nine years!!!  A special presentation was made to Coach Blackburn of St Peter's: a custom Cup, with all the players and coaches over 10 years engraved around the Cup. As Coach Blackburn now battles pancreatic cancer, the RoughRiders have rallied around him and support his fight.  We vow to ALL be back for the rematch in 2020!!!

 


March, 2019


The special athletes of Long Island Sled Hockey take their unique brand of hockey to Dix Hills Ice Rink to assist in the WHIP Pediatric Cancer annual open Skate


Thank You!

October 2018 - the Nassau County Bar Association WE CARE FUND presents a check for $5500 to Long Island Sled Hockey.  Pictured are (l. to r.) LISH president Bryan Blomquist and WE CARE Co-Chair Michael H. Masri, Esq. (missing from picture, Co-Chair Christopher T. McGrath).  WE CARE continues as one of the LISH six Corporate Sponsors.

 


Matt Rossman Raises $12,000 in Four Years!

May 13th, 2017 - with the official season over, the RoughRiders played the third annual contest against Nassau County high school's best hockey players, lead by Matt Rossman (left), as he once again surpassed the prior two years in HIS fundraiser against the RoughRiders.  Organized and coordinated throughout by this Tulane-bound high school senior, he raised over $4000, bringing his three year total to over $12,000!!!  He is pictured here with 12 year old Alivia Valauri, highlighted below.  Truly amazing!!!  They are both unique and forever members of the RoughRiders family.


Alivia Valauri Raises $2500.00!

April 22nd, 2017 - 12 year old Alivia Valauri presents the RoughRiders with an incredible $2500 she raised on her own, as she "signed on for life" as one of our volunteers, and wowed those on hand during the RughRiders contest against returning veterans.  An amazing young lady!

 


Split Squad Blue Win!

March 7th, 2017 - The RoughRiders Blue beat the RoughRiders White in a split squad RoughRiders Cup finale.  Both teams played their hearts out in a long season's home tournament finale.  There were NO losers, all played an incredible game, a fitting end to a record season.

 


O'Keefe Cup Champions 2017

April 9th, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - losing their captain after the first game to illness, this spirited and talented eight-player squad, won four more games, going undefeated for the weekend, capturing their fourth O'Keefe Cup Championship, their first since 2014.  Kudos to all for a phenomenal and unbelievable job!!!


London, Ontario-  6 Win - 0 Losses Weekend!!

January 30th, 2017- London, Ontario - the RoughRiders stormed to a 4 win record, against no losses, but yet had to beat the 4th seed Sunday morning to qualify for the Championship game.  Winning 2-0, the RoughRiders then won the London Blizzard Championship with a 4-1 final win, going 6-0 for the weekend!!!  The RoughRiders had never won this Championship.


WE CARE!

The Nassau Bar Association, Inc.'s WE CARE Fund, presented LI Sled Hockey's president with a check for $3500 for equipment, adding to their earlier donation of $2500. In so, they have become our fourth Corporate Sponsor (see our Corporate Sponsorship page) and we thank them for their commitment to our special athletes.  Pictured here with LISH president Bryan Blomquist are WE CARE Co-Chairs Ms. Sarika Kapoor (r.) and Marc C. Gann (l.)


Sat, Dec 3rd, 2016 - West Point, NY -
For the 9th straight year, the RoughRiders traveled to the United States Military Academy,
accepting the challenge of the West Point Men's Hockey team.





Ottawa's 10th Annual Sledge Hockey Tournament

April 4th - 6th, 2014

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Gold Metal Presentation Photos

 

Action Shots

 


March 22nd, 2015 - In Game 6 of a long rivalry, the RoughRiders emerged victorious over the St Peter's Boys HS Hockey team but gained even more respect and friendships through this long running demonstration to the many who come out in support. Thanks Eddie and All at St Pete's.

2014 RoughRiders Cup Tournament



LISH and St Peter's HS Boys' Varsity Hockey Team after their 5th annual competition in 2014.

 


2014 SW Florida Champs

 


2013 SW Florida Champs


2011 Albany Champs

 

Feb 20th, 2011 - The RoughRiders emerge victorious in the first-ever Troy-Albany Rink Rats Tournament! Winning three games in two days, LI Sled Hockey was able to add the Championship banner to their home rink in Bethpage. A great job by all and our sincere thanks to Kim and Tom Wilson and everyone in the Sled warriors program.


The RoughRiders join the Cadets of West Point after their game,

a 5-0 RoughRiders win, in January of 2008.

 

The game was played at the United States Military Academy, before 1000 spectators.

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Click here for photos of the Lanthier-Sauve Cup in Canada!!

Click here for the July 2007 Tournament


 

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