The Minnesota Stars are the first organized
electric wheelchair [PowerHockey]
team in the United States. In 1993, the Minnesota Stars became
the first North American team to compete in Europe, traveling
to Erlangen, Germany for a tournament featuring teams from
Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Slovenia.
In 1995, the Stars, as an exhibition team, competed
in the Canadian
Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association National Championships,
held in Toronto. The following year the Stars were invited
to the CEWHA National Championships, held in Calgary, and
again in 1998 in London, Ontario.
The Minnesota Stars friendly association with
the CEWHA, continued in 2000, as the team traveled to Toronto
for the CEWHA National Championships. The Stars had their
most successful tournament to date, as they brought home the
North American Cup. The Stars also won the U.S. Invitational
Cup, by defeating the Michigan All-Stars. The trip was capped
when the Stars own Chris Kram was named Tournament Most Valuable
Player, the first time a U.S. player was eligible to win the
The Stars look forward to competing for the
World Cup, and being able to play a tournament in their
home state. The founding members of the Stars are also the
creators of the U.S.
Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (U.S. EWHA).