Lakeville Summer Clinic in August -- register by July 11th!

By Holly Tchida 07/06/2021, 1:15pm CDT

The Lakeville team is offering another Summer Hockey Camp for Special Hockey registered players. This camp is skill based with skating, passing, and shooting drills. Each session might end with some sort of a game, but more than likely will not be a typical scrimmage. 

New!!!  The Lakeville team leaders have been working hard to find sponsors for these clinics to make them even more special.  All players that register by July 11th will receive a jersey.  The cost of the jersey $15.  The jersey will be really cool and well worth the $15.  These funds will be collected and the jerseys handed out at the first clinic. Bring a check (made out to Minnesota Special Hockey) or cash. 

If you are interested or know anyone interested in sponsoring these clinics please contact Scott Foley (952-738-2600) or Craig McPherson (651-270-5357).

When: Sundays, August 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
Time: 2:40 - 3:40 pm
Where: Ames Ice Arena Lakeville - Rink 2 -  this is a different arena!

Click here to register.

Minnesota Special Hockey Scholarship Recipient

By Holly Tchida 07/05/2021, 5:45pm CDT

Congratulations to Nathaniel Kashmark!

Minnesota Special Hockey is delighted to announce this year's recipient of our annual volunteer scholarship, Nathaniel Kashmark.  Nathaniel has volunteered for Special Hockey since middle school with our Moorhead team.  Nathaniel says the connection with our players has been the most rewarding and enjoyable part of his volunteer experience.  He said he enjoyed working with one player in particular who "was very shy and didn’t talk to many other people.  I looked for him to come each week and tried to get him to talk about himself and his week.  Seeing him each week and getting him to open up with myself and the other players on the ice was tough, but he eventually joined in playing games with others on the ice.  His mom noticed the progress he made in getting to know other players and talking and let me know how thankful she was for my help."  Nathaniel also helped another player learn to be a goalie when his team needed someone to step up. Nathaniel had been a goalie, so he agreed to step up and help the player learn.  "We had a great time trying on gear and learning how to put it all on and practiced some skills on the ice. The player was a goalie for the team until he graduated and always had a smile on his face during practice and games."

Nathaniel will attend the University of Maine in the fall and will study animal sciences. He hopes to go to veterinary school in the future. 

It was an especially competitive year for our scholarship, and our sincerest thanks to all who nominated our volunteers for this honor. To Nathaniel and to all of our wonderful volunteers, thank you for all that you do to make Minnesota Special Hockey a success and a wonderful experience for all of our athletes. We look forward to seeing everyone on the ice next season!

Welcome Rochester!

By Holly Tchida 06/01/2021, 1:15pm CDT

WELCOME ROCHESTER TO MN SPECIAL HOCKEY!

MN Wild Special Hockey is excited to welcome its newest team starting in the 2021-22 season in Rochester!  The Rochester team will play in Graham Arena in Rochester.  Registration will open in the early Fall.  MN Special Hockey welcomes players of all ages with developmental disabilities in the Rochester and Austin areas to register for the team and give Special Hockey a try!  Volunteers and coaches are also needed.  If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Chris Poshek, New Team Coordinator, at:  chrisposhek@mnspecialhockey.org.

Hendrickson Festival Information

By Jane Cashin 05/13/2021, 9:45am CDT

Check out all the important information on the Festival!