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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

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

American teams

Canadian teams

  • Barrie Colts from Barrie, Ontario (home rink: National Training Rinks)
  • Blades Special Hockey from Cambridge, Ontario (home rink: Cambridge Sports Park)
  • Brampton 54's from Brampton, Ontario (home rink: Earnscliffe Recreation Centre)
  • Cambridge Ice Hounds from Cambridge, Ontario (home rink: Galt Arena Gardens)
  • Capital City Condors from Ottawa, Ontario
  • Donaldson Diamonds from Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario (home rink: Don Mills Civitan Arena)
  • Durham Dragons from Durham, Ontario
  • Grandravine Tornadoes from Toronto, Ontario (home rink: Grandravine Community Centre)
  • Gray Bruce Falcons from Hanover, Ontario (home rink: P&H Centre)
  • Guelph Giants from Guelph, Ontario (home rink: West End Community Centre)
  • Innisfil Snow Dogs from Innisfil, Ontario (home rink: Innisfil Recreational Complex)
  • Kawartha Komets
  • Kitchener Ice Pirates from Kitchener, Ontario
  • Mississauga Crusaders from Mississauga, Ontario (home rink: Mississauga Valleys Arena)
  • Newmarket Nighthawks from Newmarket, Ontario (home rink: Hollingsworth Arena)
  • North Bay North Stars from North Bay, Ontario (home rink: Pete Palangio Arena)
  • North York Gladiators from North York, Toronto (home rink: Gord Irene Risk Arena)
  • Orangeville Wolves from Orangeville, Ontario (home rink: Alder Street Recreation Centre)
  • Ottawa Valley Ambassadors from Ottawa, Ontario (home rink: Minto Arena)
  • Peterborough Huskies from Bewdley, Ontario (home rink: Bewdley Community Centre)
  • St. Catherine's CYO Heat from St. Catherine's, Ontario (home rink: Jack Gatecliff "Gatorade" Sports Complex)

Other international teams

  • Werewolves of London from London, England (home arena: Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre)
  • Sala Special Hockey from Sweden
  • SPICE Jets from Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom (home arena: Absolutely Ice Arena)
  • Stavanger Hockey from Stavanger, Norway (home arena: DNB Arena)

See also

  • Special Olympics

References

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