Carleton student studies sledge hockey athletes

Alicia Gal is a biomedical engineering PhD candidate at Carleton. Her research focuses on the biomechanics of sledge hockey. Sledge hockey follows the same rules as upright hockey does, allowing those with physical disabilities to play this country’s de facto national sport. The sport was introduced into the Olympics at the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway, where the Swedish team won the sport’s first Olympic gold medal. It has since grown to be one of the most popular sports in the winter Paralympic games, with Canada winning its first and only gold medal at the 2006 games in Turin, Italy. Despite the popularity of the sport, not many academics are actually researching the science behind it. This is the gap that […]

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