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One of the great events from the Maryland Trip

Minnesota Special Hockey exists for the enrichment of the athlete with a developmental disability. In addition to physical hockey skills, the program emphasizes the development of desirable individual characteristics such as dependability, self-reliance, concentration, teamwork, willingness to share and personal accountability. The game of hockey is used by Special Hockey to develop within each player the characteristics that will help the player to be more successful both inside and outside a hockey environment.

Minnesota Special Hockey teams practice or play games on Sundays starting in November and ending in March.  See the Teams page for more information.


Mission Statement

To enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities through increasing their personal development and self-confidence on and off the ice by:

•     Having Fun
•     Learning Team Work
•     Gaining Friendships
•     Increased Physical Activity


All abilities!

To make organized ice hockey available to every Minnesotan with a developmental disability.


Board Statement

The Minnesota Special Hockey Board seeks to provide the opportunity for all Minnesotans with developmental disabilities to play ice hockey.

Guiding Principles

Enjoying the Wild Game

  1. We provide an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to play organized hockey that do not have another opportunity to play.
  2. Winning is defined as accomplishing our mission rather than the number of goals scored.
  3. To be clear and consistent with all skaters in our program.
  4. To treat all players with compassion and respect regardless of their economic or physical ability.
  5. Families and friends of MSH skaters are encouraged to participate in our programs and events.
  6. Every MSH skater is valued the same including with respect to playing time.