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The Special Hockey Mission

  • To remove barriers so that individuals with developmental or cognitive disabilities may participate in the sport of ice hockey in a positive and supportive environment;
  • To fully integrate people with disabilities with people without disabilities in order to promote acceptance, inclusion, and team building;
  • To use the game of hockey to assist individuals with disabilities in developing characteristics such as dependability, self-reliance, confidence, concentration, service to others, and personal accountability, that will help individuals be more successful both within a hockey team environment and as productive, valued, and fully participating members of their communities, at large.

Program Values

Sportsmanship – This is our most important code of conduct standard. Sportsmanship encompasses respect, friendship and the desire for fairness. Our players, coaches, and parents shall be taught that win or lose to be proud of anyone, their teammates, and the Association. They shall be taught to win with humility and lose with dignity.

Teamwork - All players and coaches should strive to put the team above anyone individual. All members should remember that we win as a team and lose as a team and that Together Everyone Achieves More.

Individual Growth - We will promote the development of confidence and self-esteem in players to use the sport of ice hockey to better prepare team members for future challenges beyond hockey.

Respect - Treat all others as you would expect to be treated. The players should respect their coach, in turn; the coach should respect their players. The coach should treat their parents with respect and the parents should respect the coach and his decisions. The parents will also be expected to respect their own player as well as all other players on the ice. Finally, players should respect their teammates. All members should strive to conduct themselves in a manner of respect and dignity towards their opponents and officials.

Equal Opportunity - Every member of the team will be fairly evaluated and fairly considered in all aspects of involvement; board selections, coaching, volunteers, committees and most importantly players.