Minnesota Wild Special Hockey exists to provide hockey for everyone regardless of disabilities. We have players ranging from age five into their fifties. Our season runs from November through February. We also have the opportunity to attend special events and special tournaments. Being in this program allows our players to gain friendships and build skills. We currently have 15 teams throughout the state of Minnesota and have plans to expand in southern Minnesota next year.
The MN Sled Hockey Assc. currently operates multiple sled hockey teams in MN. Our clubs operate teams for ALL ages, abilities, and skill sets ranging from novice 5 yr olds to paralympic adults. Our presentation will describe the organizational structure of MN sled hockey and how it fits into USA Hockey, the typical schedule and various events offered to the players, and the opportunities and benefits our youth and adult players each enjoy. We will share our philosophy, culture, and values - all inclusive, success comes in many ways, culture of independence, team work and life-long teammates, wholistic approach, working hard towards our goals, and FUN!!!
Blind Hockey is the same exhilarating, fast-paced sport as Ice Hockey with only one main difference – all of the players are legally blind. Players’ levels of vision range from legally blind – approximately 10% vision or less – to totally blind. Blind Hockey is an excellent spectator sport as it is easily recognizable to the average hockey fan, with minimal rule adaptations to help with gameplay and player safety.