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Diversified Hockey Festivals

Hockey festivals are fun and exciting events for MNSH players. Attendees have the opportunity to:

  • Travel the country
  • Do a bit of sightseeing (natural and historical landmarks, stadiums, etc) 
  • Make new friends from all over the world
  • Play hockey
  • Promote special hockey

Attending these festivals is optional for our players but comes highly recommended. The social aspect alone is well worth the attendance, the hockey is the icing on the cake!

Every year, we host the MSH Jamboree, attend the Hendrickson Foundation Festival, typically send a bus to the Madison Festival and send a team bus to either the USA Festival or the SHI Festival.

Starting about 2 months in advance, MSH will seek RSVPs for the festivals and will make arrangements for travel, lodging, food, etc as necessary. MSH will notify everyone attending and post important event specific details on the Festival Details page

Some past events have been held in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, London, Maryland, Minneapolis, New York, Ottawa, Philadelphia and Toronto. 

Minnesota special hockey jamboree

2020-2021  date TBD
Held annually and hosted by Minnesota Special Hockey typically in one of our outstate towns (previously in Alexandria and St. Cloud), this event features players from MSH teams coming together and playing a handful of jamboree style games over two days.

Hendrickson Foundation Hockey Festival

February 21-23, 2020
Hosted every year by the Hendrickson Foundation at Schwan's Super Rink in Blaine, MN. Features special, sled and warrior hockey divisions, a celebrity game, reception, food, giveaways, friends and fun! 

Hendrickson Foundation Hockey Festival website

Wisconsin regional hockey festival

2019 - March - typically second or third weekend
Hosted annually in Madison, Wisconsin by our friends the Wisconsin Timberwolves, the event features two days of hockey from teams across the upper Midwest and social festivities! 

USA Hockey Festival

2020 - Pittsburgh, PA - March 26-29
Hosted annually at various locations across the United States, this event features three days of hockey and a social event.

Future Locations:
2022 - Blaine, MN!

Previous Locations:
2010 - Baltimore, MD
2011 - Minneapolis, MN
2012 - Dallas, TX
2013 - Philadelphia, PA
2014 - Boston, MA
2015 - Buffalo, NY
2016 - Detroit, MI
2017 - San Jose, CA
2018 - Chicago, IL
2019 - Tampa, FL

Special hockey int'l tournament

2020 - Location and date TBD
Hosted annually at one of various locations across the United States, Canada and Europe, this event features a weekend of great hockey and a social event.

Special Hockey International Website

Future Locations:
2020- TBD
2021 - Northern Virginia

Previous Locations:
2012 - London, England
2013 - Kitchener, ON CA
2014 - Ann Arbor, MI
2015 - Ottawa, ON CA
2016 - Lake Placid, NY
2017 - Peterborough, ON CA
2019 - Grandravine, ON CA

USA Hockey special Hockey classic

Inaugural event to be held Nov 16-18, 2018, this event features a weekend full of hockey and a social event.

Special Hockey Classic Website

CAN/AM special Hockey Tournament

April 23-26, 2020 - Lake Placid, NY - this event features a weekend full of hockey, at least one game on the legendary 1980 Arena where team USA won Gold, celebrity appearance, and a social event.

CAN/AM Tournament Website