Special Hockey

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Special Hockey, sometimes known as adaptive hockey, is a version of ice hockey adapted for athletes with cognitive disorders. For such athletes it bears a similar relationship to ice hockey as ice sledge hockey does for athletes with disorders of mobility.

Administratively, Special Hockey is managed through Special Hockey International[1] and through national governing bodies such as USA Hockey,[2] Hockey Canada, and the English Ice Hockey Association. Teams are typically supported by regional hockey associations, local adaptive athlete programs, user fees and generous donations from local organizations.

Member teams[edit]

For a list of all teams, see footnote.[3]

The following teams are participants of Special Hockey. They are:

American teams[edit]

Canadian teams[edit]

Other international teams[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Special Hockey International
  2. ^ Special Hockey. USA Hockey website. Retrieved on 2016-12-05.
  3. ^ For a list of all teams, go to Member Clubs and scroll down (below the map), for the "Alphabetical list of SHI organizations". Special Hockey International website. Retrieved on 2016-12-05.

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