Latest Articles from 2013-2014 Season

Beautiful Days at Ramblewood: Good Food, Good Beverages for a Good Cause

Let’s not mince words, Mother Nature is a Sled Hockey fan. She must be since she has provided spectacular weather for the Wings of Steel Golf Tournament at Ramblewood Country Club, every year for the last seven years. This event was born of need. See below for the history of Wings of Steel Golf Tournament at Ramblewood. For now, please enjoy this recap of another successful golf outing and the converging of kindness with the relish of a good day of golf. As in the past seven years, the numbers of participants have never been a problem. This year presented a problem in that the registration filled up early and we had the distinct issue of actually being overbooked and had to turn away players. Click here to continue.

Wings Fall in Disabled Festival Finale

The Virtua Wings of Steel closed out the weekend long 2014 USA Disabled Hockey Festival, losing to the Polar Express in the finale on Sunday after solidly defeating them in the bracket opener on Friday. Despite the loss the Wings had a great time, welcomed a new member to the Wings family in goalie Iron Mike Reiner along with his parents Paula and Bill and the team took over the Marriott Courtyard in Marlborough, setting a new team record by eating 13 pizzas for lunch in one sitting. Click here to continue.

Wings’ Long Saturday Ends With a Tough Loss

After opening the Disabled Hockey Festival with a win, the Wings had a tough Saturday losing in an early game to the Johnstown Sitting Bulls and then played against the Hornets from Chicago and suffered a 3-2 defeat. The Wings will now play for third place against the Sled Wings from Grand Rapids Michigan. In the Chicago game the Hornets jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the Wings fought back on goals by Hesham ‘E’ Nassar and Robert, the ‘Beast’ Vettese to get within 3-2. With new Wings goalie Iron Mike Reiner stopping everything thrown at him over the next two periods the Wings cut into the lead, but could not get the equalizer. Click here to continue.

The Wings of Steel Take off in Marlborough

Whether a person has disability and different ability is a matter of perception. At the 2014 USA Disabled Hockey Festival, there are various brackets of teams playing in ice hockey tournaments according to their different abilities. Participating in this tournament are deaf teams, Wounded Warriors, College level sled teams, youth teams and standing amputees. What you learn from attending these tournaments is that Hockey is Hockey is Hockey. Like anything else in life, if you want it bad enough, find a way to do it, and so, these athletes show you how it’s done. Click here to continue.

Wings of Steel Win Opening Round in Marlborough

Hesham Nassar scored three goals and Mike Mauger added a goal plus 3 assists to lead the Wings of Steel to a 5-2 win in the opening round of the 2014 USA Disabled Hockey Festival in Marlborough Massachusetts, against a much bigger (in size) team called the Polar Express, a combined team. The Wings of Steel regular goalie has aged-out (18 years old) and was unable to compete in this tournament but were very fortunate to recruit a goalie, named Mike Reiner, and he was outstanding from the very beginning as his first save of the game was stopping a breakaway early in the first period. Click here to continue.

Three Goal First Period Pushes Wings Past Rangers

The Wings of Steels were looking to end their two game winning streak when they hosted the New York Rangers sled hockey team at the Voorhees Skatezone Saturday afternoon. Three different players scored for the Wings during the first period that allowed them to cruise to their 4-3 victory.  Joanna Costa's late goal during the second period would turn out to be the game winner.  With the win, the Wings improved their record to 2-2. Click here to continue.

Wings Win At Central Park

On a day that was perfect to play hockey outdoors, the Wings of Steel traveled to Central Park in New York to take on the NY Rangers.  It was a cold brisk day where the players didn't mind playing hockey during the daylight hours at Lasker Rink in the middle of Central Park. Michael Mauger scored the only goal during the first period which proved to be the game winner. The Wings of Steel won this game 2-0 and ended their two game losing streak. Click here to continue.