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  • CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Way to go Sitting Bulls!! The Bulls
  • captured the CHAMPIONSHIP of the 3rd annual Columbus Day Challenge
  • With victories over Pittsburgh in the semi-final, and the Ohio Blades
  • in the championship, the Bulls add their name to the Columbus
  • Challenge Cup.

HOMETOWN CHAMPIONS!!!! 2014 Columbus Day Challenge!!

Congratulations to our Hometown Heroes!!

"Sitting Bulls Sled Hockey" will be added to the Columbus Day Challenge Cup!!

With a semi-final victory over the Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins (3-2) and a finals win over

the Ohio Blades (3-1) the Sitting Bulls captured the championship of the 3rd annual

Columbus Day Challenge!!  With valuable contributions from every member of the team,

the Bulls won the trophy in true "team" fashion.  Special shout out to our two newest

team members competing in their first tournament games.  Ron Spory played 5 excellent

games as our "brick wall" in the net.  Ron posted 2 shut-outs against very tough

competition.  Troy Jordan also skated for the first time as a Sitting Bull.  Troy buried

the game winning goal in the semi-final vs. Pittsburgh!!  Welcome to the team guys!! 

Special thanks to Brady Blough, for rooting us on from Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  Brady was

attending a goalie camp, and being trained by none other than Steve Cash, 2-time Gold

Medal winning goalie of the US Paralympic Sled Hockey Team.  We missed you Brady!

Bulls recording goals during the tournament were Lorenzo Favor, Amaya O'Donnell,

Gregory Bartholomew, Troy Jordan, Ethan Buchkovich, and Nick Booth. 

Thanks to our friends from Palmyra, Pittsburgh, and Ohio.  The tournament wouldn't

be the same without you!

2014 NATIONAL DISABLED HOCKEY FESTIVAL YOUTH B NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!

2013-2014 Sitting Bulls Tournament Updates

Congratulations to our Sitting Bulls on their outstanding performances at this year's tournaments.  The Bulls have played in the Championship Game in each of the last four tournaments that they have entered.  The run of success began with the  National Disabled Hockey Festival in March of 2013.  After beating the Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins in the semi-final game, the Bulls lost a hard fought battle to the Chicago Hornets.  The next tournament that we entered was our own Sitting Bulls Columbus Day Challenge, in October of 2013.  The Bulls survived a very tough semi-final battle with the Ohio Blades, and then faced the Toledo Walleye in the finals.  The Bulls gave every ounce of effort that they had, but it was not enough to beat the feisty Walleye.  Another silver medal for the Bulls.  In January 2014, the Bulls travelled to Columbus, Ohio, for the Alladin Invitational tournament.  They made the semifinal round to play against the Cleveland Mighty Barons.  After beating the Barons, they met up with the Ohio Blades in the Championship game.  At the end of the third period, the scoreboard displayed a 0-0 tie.  The game went straight to a shootout format, and the Bulls came up just short, losing the shootout 3-2.  Silver looks good!!  Our most recent tournament was the Silver Stick Invitational, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Feb. 2014.  The Bulls juniors combined with some of the Pittsburgh Mighty Pens juniors for this advanced level tournament.  The team earned their way into the semifinal round, by winning all of their round robin games.  Facing the Toledo Walleye, the Bulls/Pens team played an excellent game, and won by the score of 5-1.  In the finals, we had to face the Grand Rapids Sled Wings.  Again, the team put forth an outstanding effort, but lost the Championship game 2-0.   Next up for the Bulls will be the National Disabled Hockey Festival, in April, in Marlborough, Massachussetts. 

     The team has come a very long way from the days when we couldn't score a goal, and would lose our games by 7 or 8 goals.   We know that we will eventually break through and bring home a gold.  Until then, we will continue to work and play hard, and be proud of our victories, no matter what color medal we bring home. 

UPDATE:

    THEY DID IT!!  THE BULLS WON THEIR FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY!!  What better time and place to do it than in Boston, Mass., at the USA Hockey National Disabled Hockey Festival!!  Competing in the YOUTH B bracket at the tournament, the Sitting Bulls defeated last year's champs, the Chicago Hornets.  The Bulls completed the first round of "round robin" play by defeating the Chicago Hornets, the Virtua Wings of Steel (New Jersey) and the Polar Xpress.  The Bulls then got their rematch of last year's championship game, with the Chicago Hornets.  The Bulls left little doubt that they were the better team this year.  With contributions from every player on the team, the Bulls claimed their first ever Championship Trophy!  Congratulations to all the players and coaches for all of their hard work.  We could not be more proud!!  GO BULLS!!

NEW PHOTOS ADDED TO PHOTO ALBUM-FUNDRAISER 2014

Action shots along with pics of our special guests: Dan McCoy-2014 US Paralympic Gold Medalist and Pittsburgh Steeler LaRod Stephens-Howling.

Somerset Daily American coverage of The 2013 Sitting Bulls Columbus Day Challenge

Practices are always held at Planet Ice Arena...Unless noted otherwise.

 

...Planet Ice Arena...195 Jari Dr...Johnstown PA...15904....(814) 262-7465.

Sitting Bulls receive 2013 NHLPA Grant

The Sitting Bulls would like to thank the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA)

for selecting us as one of the recipients of their 2013 NHLPA Grants.  The Sitting Bulls have been

awarded TEN brand new sets of equipment for our players, including our special hockey sleds.

This award has a monetary value that approaches $10,000 dollars.  The benefit and safety that

our players will gain from the grant of this equipment is enormous.  We cannot thank the NHLPA 

enough for this award.    

 

Please visit our sponsor page and consider supporting these generous donors.

(The sponsor page is found on the menu bar to the left of your screen) 

The Johnstown Sitting Bulls players and families would like to thank our many sponsors. We realize that our mission would be much more difficult without their tremendous support.

Check out our Photo Album page!! Lots of cool pics!!

Check out our photo Albums!!

(photo albums are located on the menu bar to the left of your screen)

 Just added: 

Pictures from the 2nd annual Columbus Day Challenge

Photos from the 2013 National Disabled Hockey Festival

Also:  Sitting Bulls at the Consol Energy Center 2012

Go Bulls!!

Ali Single 2012-2013 Team and candid photos

2012 Fundraiser Photos from Ali Single's Shutterfly Page

Ali Single 2012 Team Pics and Action Shots

Life of a Small Town Photographer-Sitting Bulls Photo Documentary

2002 Paralympic USA vs Norway Gold Medal Shootout (AWESOME video)

US National Sled Hockey vs Canadian National Team-Exhibition video





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