Fall Camp in St. Louis Park - register now!

By Holly Tchida 09/17/2021, 10:45am CDT

The Edina team is offering a Fall Hockey Camp for special hockey registered players. This camp is skill based, 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.

You must be fully registered with MN Special Hockey for the upcoming 2021-2022 season in order to attend this camp.  There will be no exceptions!

When: Four Sundays in October

  • 3rd (8:45 am)
  • 10th (10:00 am)
  • 24th (10:00 am)
  • 31st (9:45 am)

These times depend on the number of registered players.  It may be broken into 2 different sessions of 45 minutes each.  You will be contacted before the clinic starts with your skating time.

Where: St. Louis Park Rec Center

Register here:  Welcome | St. Louis Park Summer Camp - October 2021 | Minnesota Special Hockey (sportngin.com)

Registration is now open!

By Holly Tchida 09/02/2021, 1:15pm CDT

Get ready for the 2021-22 season!

Registration for the Minnesota Special Hockey 2021-22 season is now open for players and volunteers.  We are excited to see you all again very soon!

Player registration:  Registration Open (mnspecialhockey.org)

Volunteer registration:  Coach/Volunteer Application Open (mnspecialhockey.org)

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


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.