Mission Statement. Special Hockey Northern Virginia exists for the enrichment of the athlete with a developmental disability. In addition to physical hockey skills, the program emphasizes the development of desirable individuals.

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2011 Tournament Host

Massachusetts Special Hockey
(Boston Bear Cubs)
April 28, 29, 30, 2011
Marlboro, Massachusetts

The Goalie and The Kid

Special Hockey allows the developmentally challenged to achieve their own goals on their own schedule. There are no age groups. There are no tryouts. They don’t even need to be able to skate. All they need is what they already have…desire. They will learn how to skate, how to hold a stick, how to handle a puck, how to make a pass, how to take a shot, how to make a save. Some may learn by the end of their first season, others may take years. What they will all do immediately is participate… at every practice and at every game. That’s because they don’t have to meet anyone else’s expectations, only their own.
Special Hockey International represents Special Hockey organizations in three different countries. As well SHI’s Annual Tournament brings together teams from all these organizations every year in a different host city.