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Newsletter February 23, 2024

By MSH, 02/23/24, 11:15AM CST


1.   MN Wild Diversified Hockey Day - Register by 2/27!
2.  PWHL Tickets for 2/27 Game
3.  MSH Volunteer Scholarships - Due by 4/15

1. MN Wild Diversified Hockey Day - Register By 2/27!

Once again this year, MN Wild Special Hockey players and families have the opportunity to participate in the Minnesota Diversified Hockey Day at a Wild game in St. Paul.  This is a terrific opportunity for us to spread the word about Special Hockey.  10 Special Hockey players will have a chance to skate out during 2nd intermission and perhaps even be on the Wild bench during warmups during the Sunday, March 10th afternoon game.  If you register and are chosen to participate, you are committing to attend the Wild game.  Please note that registration closes very soon on Tuesday, February 27th so get your registration done soon if you want a chance to participate.

Event Details:
Date: Sunday, March 10th.  Must arrive before 12:30 pm.  This is the time when everyone who wants to participate in any of the activities must arrive to get into the arena.  Late arrivals may miss out.  The game starts at 2:30 pm.
Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN.
What: MN Wild vs. Nashville Predators

What are the activities?

  • Players/Coaches for Scrimmage - 10 skaters + 2 coaches. Skating will happen during the 2nd intermission. We also need 2 coaches to help on the ice.
  • Bench Buddies - 4 skaters. 4 players drawn randomly from the 10 skaters.  Bench Buddies will be on the Wild bench during warmups.  

Please note that registering for this event does not guarantee that you will be skating.  If more than 10 register, we will have a drawing.  Bench Buddies will be chosen from the 10 skaters.  Coaches: if you can attend and assist on the ice, please register as well.  

Minnesota Special Hockey is only given a limited number of tickets into the game. The players skating will receive 2 tickets each and coaches will receive 1 ticket each.  We can't guarantee any locations of where these seats are in the rink.  It is very random but is most likely in the upper concourse.

Everyone will be contacted about their assignments no later than Friday, March 1st.  This registration will close on Tuesday, February 27th at midnight.  

Use this link to register:

Additional game tickets are available for purchase.  $5 from each ticket goes to MN Diversified Hockey.  Purchase your tickets here:   Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators Tickets Mar 10, 2024 Saint Paul, MN | Ticketmaster

2. PWHL Tickets for 2/27 Game

Team Minnesota from the PWHL (Professional Women's Hockey League) reached out to MN Special Hockey with a ticket link for next week's game at Mariucci Arena.  This is not an organized MSH event, but if MSH players want to attend they should wear their MSH jerseys or apparel.  Details and the ticket link are below.  Tickets can be purchased through this link by 5:00pm on 2/27.

What:  PWHL Minnesota v. Toronto

When:  Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00pm

Where: 3M Arena at Mariucci, 1901 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Ticket Link:

Find directions and helpful parking information at this link:

3. Volunteer Scholarship Applications 2023-24 -- Application Deadline 4/15/24

MSH is excited to again offer our Annual Volunteer Scholarship for the 2023-2024 season to recognize and show our appreciation for our outstanding volunteers.  Volunteers are free to apply themselves, and coaches/managers/anyone else in the organization can also nominate volunteers for a scholarship.

The deadline for submitting this application is April 15, 2024.

The application guidelines are as follows:

1.  Applications are open to all Minnesota Special Hockey volunteers who are at least in their junior year of high school and have been a registered and active volunteer in the MSH association for a minimum of two full seasons.

2.  Applicants must be taking courses, or plan to take courses, at an accredited institution of higher education (e.g. Junior College, Technical College, Community College, College or University).

3.  Volunteers can apply for, and may be awarded, a MSH Volunteer scholarship in more than one year.

Apply here: