September 24, 2021- Monica Quimby, who lives in Bradenton, FL has been welcomed back for the 2021/2022, her eighth season, as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Sled Hockey Team. Quimby has also been selected to serve on this year’s USA Hockey’s sled waiver committee. Locally, Quimby is on the Tampa Bay Lightning Sled Hockey team currently the only female and co-captain, helping lead them into multiple National, Sled Classic and regional championships.
As a seasoned veteran, Quimby helped Team USA achieve a 1-0 victory over Canada in the Gold Medal Championship Game on May 5th 2018 at the RT Torax Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic at the 2nd Women’s International Para Ice Hockey Cup, (including her first international goal in this tournament). Quimby also helped with a 5-1 victory over Canada in the Women’s World Ice Sledge Hockey Festival in Fritidspark, Skien, Norway, October, 20-22 2016.
The night before the gold medal game in Ostrava, Czech Republic it was announced that the Women’s Team got picked up under the USA Hockey’s umbrella officially with an aim for the 2026 Paralympics in Milan. In addition, the Women’s International Para Ice Hockey Cup was paralleled with the Women’s World Development Cup aimed at identifying and developing new athletes to take the sport to more countries and regions. That event had participants from more than 10 countries including Britain, United States, Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Australia, and Armenia. The event aimed to identify and form new athletes, taking the sport to new regions.
The coaches and staff of the U.S. Women’s National Sled Hockey Team are proud to announce the roster for the 2021/2022 season. There were 17 players selected to the team this year, 2 alternates with 5 of them being new players. This year’s selection camp was held in Voorhees, New Jersey at Flyers Skate Zone and was attended by many talented female sledge hockey players who were competing for the privilege of playing on the team. Throughout the weekend the players participated in three sessions of practices and intrasquad games after which the team was selected by Head Coach Rose Misiewicz and Assistant Coach Hannah Delong.
Congratulations to all the players who were selected for the teams this year, and we look forward to an exciting season that will see us traveling for training camps and competitions in areas such as Canada, Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, Arizona, Ohio, to name a few.