Thursday, March 19, 2009

Remington featured on Fox 21 News

A very determined MN SH athlete gets some media attention ...
Tonight at 9: efforts to bring Minnesota Special Hockey north |

INTERNATIONAL FALLS - In the State of Hockey, everyone plays. But, it’s not always easy to find a team.

This Thursday and Friday on FOX 21 News at 9, join Nick LaFave as he travels with a family from their home in International Falls all the way to the Twin Cities, just so their son can play the game he loves.

He’ll also explore the Minnesota Special Hockey program, and look at it’s efforts to expand to the Northland.
Unfortunately the Fox video clip was only transiently available, we don't have a copy at this time.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Season 2009-2009 is a wrap

Another terrific season has come to a successful conclusion.

All the images in today's slideshow, and photos from the game and awards, are on the MN Special Hockey photo site. The albums allow anyone to get a full sized (hi res) copy of any picture and to order prints and other photo items.

This link will take you directly to page 20 or so of this year's album. That's where the final game begins.

We've added additional Stinger and Polars pictures from other photographers. If you have pictures you'd like to share please send a CD or email to

John Faughnan
1660 Stanford Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Monday, March 09, 2009

Slideshow for 2009 end of season banquet

We'll have a slide show for the end of season banquet (John Faughnan's pictures are in our online photo albums). This post is to help organize the show, John will edit it as we finalize things.

We'd like more people to contribute photos and we'd like a projector.

What we've got:
Helping: Cindy Coughlin, Toni Boelter, John Faughnan
Laptop(s) and VGA converter cable: Faughnan
Power strip, extension cord: Faughnan
External display: Faughnan
Photos: Faughnan (Eagles, Stingers mostly)
Projector: Toni Boelter
What we could use

MORE POLAR pictures
Official team photos
Individual player pictures (ex. Eagle and Polar flyers)
A volunteer who's not tied down with coaching, etc
Secure room for gear

If we have a projector then we need to figure out how to consolidate images on the laptop. Copying GBs of images from a DVD can easily take over 30 minutes.

John will have to help with coaching and working with Tim and Ben, so we need to work on timing.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

MN SH promotion event Friday March 13 - volunteers needed

From Toni B: On Friday, March 13th, Minnesota Hockey has invited us to share their booth, hand out hockey items and share our story about Minnesota Special Hockey. The booth needs to be manned from 12 noon to 6pm, and we are looking for players and family members who will wear their jerseys and share their stories.

We will have a video that discusses disabled hockey, but the personal stories and presence are always the best.

Please e-mail Toni Boelter at and let me know what time you can be there, your names and how many people will be joining you. This will take place at the River Center the same time the boys state hockey tourney is going on. Thank you in advance! Toni Boelter

End of season game and banquet - TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE

We've changed locations and times for the end-of-season game.

The new location is Breck Ice Arena is at: 4210 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley. You can see it in this Google Map view. There's parking in back of the arena.

From the new announcement:
Join us for the Final Games of the Year and the end of the season banquet!

Who: All MN Special Hockey Players, Families & Guests
When: Sunday, March 15, 2:30—4:00 p.m.
Pizza Party immediately following.

Where: Breck Ice Arena, 4210 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN

Questions, please contact your coach or call 612-325-3392
I've revised our web site calendar.

Eagles: Special pre-practice lunch tomorrow

Toni has arranged for a special lunch prior to the Eagles practice Sunday March 8. It will be from 12-1 in the "viewing area" at Bielenberg arena. Jimmy Johns, chips and pop.

I've added this event to the unofficial calendar.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Pictures from Polars v Stingers Feb 15, 2009

Our online album now includes Images from the Feb 15 Polars vs Eagles game. The link takes you to the first picture in the series. As always the token password is "mnhockey".

Great teams, great pictures.