My name is Adam Page and I’m a three-time Paralympic Gold medalist (2010, 2014, 2018) in the sport of sled hockey from Buffalo, N.Y. I started playing with the Buffalo Sabres when I was six years old, moved up to the U.S. National Junior Sled Hockey team, and have now played on the USA Men’s National Team for 11 seasons. 

Following the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games, I started my own foundation, the Sled Hockey Foundation, to help disabled kids, adults, and veterans learn and play the game of sled hockey. 


 

I first saw the sport of lacrosse about five years ago in an online video and I thought it was awesome. The full contact and physical part of the game is what drew me to it, much like sled hockey, which is also full contact and very physical. I told my parents the first day I saw it that I wanted to start my own team here in Buffalo. 

Now, three years later, the Buffalo Bandits Wheelchair Lacrosse Team consists of about 12 players and we are sponsored by the NLL professional team, the Buffalo Bandits. In 2017 we hosted the national championships in our first official season. With many tournaments being brought to Buffalo for sled hockey, the wheelchair lacrosse community thought we would be a great fit to host a tournament for nationals. 

 

 

It was pretty cool to play in our first season at home and to expose a new sport to the Buffalo area in hopes that wheelchair lacrosse continues to grow and more and more people get to see this great sport. 

Now the Buffalo Bandits wheelchair team is gearing up for our second Wheelchair Lacrosse USA National Championship. We will be traveling to Denver to compete against nine other teams August 24 and 25 at the Aurora Wheel Park. Come root us on as I play for my first Wheelchair Lacrosse gold. 

Join Adam Page, founder of the Buffalo Bandits wheelchair lacrosse team, in a live Q&A on Instagram on Saturday, August 25. Follow US Lacrosse on social media August 24-25 for an inside look at the Wheelchair Lacrosse USA National Championships. 

 

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