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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Dear Special Hockey Coaches, Players and Managers,

My name is Lorie Michalak, and I am the youth hockey tournament director at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena in Jamestown NY. We are proud and honored to announce that we will be hosting our first annual disabled hockey tournament on March 22-26, 2012.

This tournament will include competitive play for the special and sled hockey divisions. We are hoping to include exhibition games representing the Standing/Amputee and Deaf/Hard of Hearing impaired divisions. We sincerely hope that you consider bringing your team to this event. I look forward to any comments and replies to this letter that you feel would make this endeavor more special for the players on your teams.

I am aware that many of you have heard about this tournament already thanks to the wonderful effort of Mr. Mike Hickey ASHA president. His help is most appreciated. I will be sending you all copies of the tournament application as soon as it is finalized. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and foraging a new relationship with the JSBIA and the ASHA and all its member teams for many years to come.



Lorie Michalak