Fourth European Championships in Standing Ice Hockey Scheduled for May

The fourth European Championships of the International Standing Amputee Hockey Federation (ISIHF) will be conducted at the Zemgale Ice Arena in Jelgava, Latvia, from May 11-14 2011.

The tournament hosted by the Latvian Amputee Hockey Association and supported by the Latvian Paralympic Committee and the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation, will bring together the national teams from Finland, Latvia and Russia and the ISIHF World Team. The teams will play against each other to determine the teams to play in the bronze and in the gold medal games on May 14.

Inclusion of the World Team to the list of participants was introduced in 2010 during ISIHF World Championship in Montreal. The World Team is composed of players from ISIHF National Member Associations, and from countries where standing hockey is not yet widely practiced.

New players are invited to join the 2011 ISIHF World Team. Interested National Paralympic Committees, Organizations of the Sports for Athletes with a Disability and individual players are welcome to communicate with the Organizing Committee of the 2011 European Championships at

For more information on the ISIHF, visit

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