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Minnesota Special Hockey

Special Hockey

Minnesota Special Hockey exists for the enrichment of the athlete with a developmental disability. In addition to physical hockey skills, the program emphasizes the development of desirable individual characteristics such as dependability, self-reliance, concentration, teamwork, willingness to share and personal accountability. The game of hockey is used by Special Hockey to develop within each player the characteristics that will help the player to be more successful both inside and outside a hockey environment.

Minnesota Special Hockey teams practice or play games on Sundays starting in November and ending in March. There are currently special hockey teams playing in the following communities:

  • Alexandria
  • Blaine
  • Brainerd
  • Burnsville
  • Centennial
  • Duluth
  • Edina
  • Lakeville
  • Maple Grove
  • Moorhead
  • New Hope
  • Plymouth
  • Rochester
  • Rogers
  • St. Cloud
  • Woodbury

For more information on how to get involved with Special Hockey, visit or contact Tom Shuneman.

Tom Shuneman

Special Hockey President

Phone: 612-554-9043

Video Highlights

Annual Festival in Detroit

Special Hockey Intro.