The Capital Beltway Warriors won in the title game.

Congratulations to the Capital Beltway Warriors, a hockey team made up of disabled military veterans. The Loudoun-based organization recently traveled to Chicago to participate in the 14th Annual Toyota/USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival. The event is the largest disabled hockey event of its kind.

The Warriors won the title in the Warrior Standing C division composed of 12 teams of disabled U.S. service veterans from around the country that have service-related disabilities. In the championship game, the final score was Capital Beltway Warriors 5, Duluth Warriors 3.


Team member David Dixon, who contributed to this article, explained a little about his organization.

“We play what is known as ‘Warrior’ hockey. It is a category under USA Hockey’s Disabled Hockey (division) and is for veterans who have been honorably discharged (or retired) that have a disability rating of 10 percent or more,” Dixon explained to The Burn. “There are two types of Warrior teams: Standing — players are still able to stand either because they still have all of their limbs or because they have learned to play with a prosthetic appendage, and Sled Hockey — players are either paralyzed from the waste down or they are missing legs.  Our particular organization currently participates in the Standing Warrior division.”

The team members come from around the greater D.C. area and include many from Loudoun County. If you would like to find out more about the Capital Beltway Warriors, check out their website here.

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  1. feathers 6 years ago

    Awesome job guys!

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