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Disabled Hockey Festivals

MNSH at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA.

Hockey festivals are fun and exciting events for MNSH players to travel the country, see great places, meet new people and play games against special hockey players from all over the world as well as promote special hockey. Some past events have been held in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Maryland, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia. See below for information for this year's festivals.

 

2015 Disabled Hockey Festival - Buffalo, NY

 

We have heard from quite a number of people that are interested in traveling to Buffalo, NY for the USA Disabled Festival, which means we have enough for at least one team (hopefully more!)

Bus transportation will be provided by MN Special Hockey.  Each player and one parent/guardian/guest can ride the bus at no cost. Additional riders will be charged $150 each. Players that choose to fly to this event can send their hockey bags on the bus and ride the bus at no cost. The bus will likely leave on the evening of Wednesday, April 8th. And depart Buffalo on Sunday after our last game.

Our first game could be on Thursday, but likely on Friday and the last game either Saturday evening or Sunday morning. 

If you are attending, we must know by Sunday March 1st. Please respond to Jane Cashin (jocashin@comcast.net) with the following information:
• Are you traveling by bus or flying? If bus, how many people will be riding?
• Do you have a maroon MN Special Hockey jersey? If yes, what is your number. If no, what size do you need and would you like to purchase one or just use during the festival? (Cost is approximately $90.)

The hotel room block has been reserved. We are staying at the Buffalo Marriot Niagara at a rate of $109 per night (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights). Please make your hotel reservation ASAP, these rooms will be released back to the Marriot soon after our March 1st deadline. The following link is for making your reservation. You can also call 1-888-236-2427 to make your reservation.

http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Minnesota%20Special%20Hockey-USA%20Hockey%20Disabled%20Festiva^bufny%60MNSMNSA%60109.00%60USD%60false%604/9/15%604/12/15%603/19/15&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

Any questions? Call Jane at 612-581-4483 or jocashin@comcast.net.

Future Locations:

2016 - Detroit, MI - April 7 - 10, 2016

2017 - San Jose, CA - April 6 - 9, 2017

Previous Locations:

2010 - Laurel, MD

2011 - Blaine, MN

2012 - Dallas, TX

2013 - Philadelphia, PA

2014 - Boston, MA

 

2015 Special Hockey International Tournament - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

Is anyone interested in attending the Special Hockey International Tournament in Ottawa, Ontario? This very fun tournament is the weekend of March 20th - 22nd. If we have enough players interested, we will create a team, if not, we will help players find a team to play with. MN Special Hockey will offer $200 per player to help cover the transportation costs. Team registration is due on January 15th, please let Jane Cashin know by Wednesday, January 14th if you are interested in traveling to Ottawa.

 

Future Locations:

2016 - Lake Placid, NY - March 31 - April 3, 2016

Previous Locations:

2012 - London, England

2013 - Kitchener, ON CA

2014 - Ann Arbor, MI

2015 - Ottawa, ON CA