Friday, August 31, 2012

Disabled and special hockey night with Minnesota Wild, September 27 - CANCELED

Updated 9/17/12: EVENT CANCELED DUE TO NHL LOCKOUT. We will try to reschedule.

Please RSVP to Tom Schuneman:

Minnesota Special Hockey Players and Families:     As summer ends, the Hockey Season is getting geared up!  One of the highlights of our year is the ability for MN Special Hockey players and families to participate in the MN Disabled Hockey Night at a Wild game in St. Paul.    In addition, this night is also a GREAT fund raising opportunity for MN Special Hockey via our support of program sales. We have several opportunities for MN Special Hockey players and families to participate and volunteer.  All people participating will also get free tickets to this game!

Event Details:

Date:  Thursday September 27thWhere:  EXCEL Energy Center, St. Paul, MN. 

What we need:

1.  We are in need of approx. 40 volunteers to sell programs at this event.   We need a combination of players and non-players (including adults!)   Selling programs is a lot of fun.   Once completed, you get to sit down and enjoy the rest of the game!

2.  Once again, MN Special Hockey will be showcased via a short exhibition game to be played in between the 2nd and 3rd period.  For this we will need 12 players and 3 coaches.

Next Steps:  Please respond back to me if you can volunteer to help out this event.  Please also note if you are interested in skating (players and coaches) in between periods.   Once all volunteers have been gathered, we will be putting together a list of those that will be skating.  In the event we have more than 12 players wanting to skate, the criteria we will us to select the skaters will be as follows:

1.        If they did not skate at this event last year.

2.       If  they have never skated at this event in prior years

3.       Draw names from a hat.

Last year we were able to accommodate everyone that wanted to skate, so I am hopeful we can do the same again this year.

Please let me know if you can join us for this fun night at the MN Wild!

Tom Schuneman:

Disabled Hockey Workshop Orlando Florida Oct 12-13, 2012

There's now a special hockey track in a USA Hockey training program - Orlando Florida Oct 12-13. Workshop is free and room rates are low ($72). Flyer here. Contact Toni with questions: I assume there will be one next year too, so if you are interested and can't make next year you could check into the next year schedule.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Minnesota Special Hockey Skills Clinic Clinic Oct 19-21 CANCELED

The Minnesota Disabled Hockey High Performance Clinic/Festival is October 19-21, 2012 Blaine, MN has been canceled.
From Toni O'Brien:
Hi everyone.  I am very sad to send you this email to let you know our Minnesota festival weekend has been cancelled.  

There are several reasons, but in the end we didn't feel we could give you the quality event your teams deserved.

Our goal is to create a coaches clinic prior to the end of the year and a festival in the early winter/spring of 2013.  

Minnesota Hockey is committed to giving disabled hockey quality events, and for this reason we feel the need to postpone this event.

In the mean time, there are several grant opportunities available through mn and usa hockey. Please contact toni o'brien at  I can complete any grant request that you may have.