Minnesota Wild Special Hockey Alexandria

For anyone of any age, with any disability, living in central Minnesota who wants to play hockey.

Minnesota Special Hockey is an adapted ice hockey program for players of all ages with developmental disabilities. We exist to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities through increasing their personal development and self-confidence on and off the ice by: • Having Fun • Learning Team Work • Gaining Friendships • Increased Physical Activity We are proud to support over 180 hockey players on 10 teams across the state of Minnesota, with interest in starting 5 more teams in Bemidji, Brainerd, Mankato, Rochester and St. Cloud. Our regular season runs on Sundays from the beginning of November until the end of February, with national and international festivals in March and April, and many fun non-hockey related events happening year-round.

Mission: 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.

Enjoy the week off.

Happy Thanksgiving! We wish you safe travels and a great weekend of family and fun!


Team Culture, Cohesion & Inclusion

minnesotahockey.org Establishing a positive, inclusive culture and a cohesive unit is often job one for any coach, in any sport, at any level. This is particularly true at the youth levels of hockey, where players with a variety of skill sets, backgrounds and personalities come together to form a team. There are many


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Congratulations to Alexandria player Hannah on the wonderful story. And also Alexandria player Carsen as well..

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Very inspiring.

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Thanks again to the Northstar Knights and Alexandria Blizzard for scrimmaging with us on Sunday. The smiles say it all. #hockeyisforeveryone #hockeychangeslives #blizzshow

Scrimmage with Northstar Academy!!


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Rewarding Everyday Heroes

Congratulations to Coach Leah from St. Cloud. Way to Go!!

encoremoments.ncl.com Leah Egan is the most charismatic, thoughtful, passionate human I have ever met. She lives her life to help others be their best selves, constantly coming up with new ways to help the all bodies live a fit, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyle. Leah graduated from St Cloud State University where she re...

Hendrickson Foundation

The values and life lessons gained through sports affect both the athlete and their families. Pure joy is gained all around from participation. We love our hockey family; they are our WHY! #gtmd2019 #hockeychangeslives

We want our hockey family to continue growing and we can't do it your support, please consider donating at: https://buff.ly/2XeSWCN


Welcome | 2020 Alexandria Jamboree | Minnesota Special Hockey

Registration is now open through December 15th for the 2020 Alexandria Holiday Jamboree. Register for the Jamboree and enjoy this wonderful opportunity to play hockey and socialize with other teams.

And after Saturday's games Minnesota Wild Special hockey is taking over the Alexandria Pizza ranch for a special after dinner pizza party.
#hockeychangeslives #hockeyisforeveryone
Minnesota Special Hockey

mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com Thank you for your interest in participating in the MN Special Hockey Annual Jamboree. All skaters who are interested in participating in our Jamboree must complete this registration.

Coach Julie is ready for an exciting year!

Practice #1 was awesome!! Excited to see everyone back at it again!! Welcome to our new players!! What a great team we have!

Hockey season begins today!!! A beautiful day to get out and play!! See you at Northstar Academy at 4:30!! It’s gonna be a good year!!



mnspecialhockey.org Adaptive ice hockey for boys and girls of all ages and ability levels.

Minnesota Special Hockey


10 Reasons Why You Should Play Special Hockey If You Have Developmental Disabilities

mnspecialhockey.org Disabled hockey is part of one of the fastest growing demographics of hockey in the United States. There are lots of teams around the world and new ones are starting every year. Here are 10 reasons why if you have a disability, you should play hockey: 1. Learn and play hockey. The most important o

Registration for the 2019-2020 season is STILL OPEN! Start here! https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/playerregistration


Disabled Hockey Festival

usahockey.com The largest disabled event of its kind and one of USA Hockey's most significant events each season, the USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival provides a fun and exciting experience spanning over two weekends, while also promoting and growing Disabled Hockey throughout the country.


Wild and local organizations partner for 11th annual used equipment drive

nhl.com The Minnesota Wild, Let's Play Hockey and Minnesota Hockey will partner for the 11th straight year for the annual Used Hockey Equipment Drive across the Twin Cities.


I am a Hockey Player | Hendrickson Foundation

Congratulations go out to Hendrickson Foundation on selecting Alexandria player Hannah Poshek as October's player of the month. Awesome job. #playerofthemonth #playeroftheyear #hockeychangeslives #hockeyisforeveryone #teamhh

hendricksonfoundation.com I am a Hockey Player #HockeyChangesLives Spotlight Player Hannah Poshek MN Wild Special Hockey, Alexandria Wild Q: What I love most about playing hockey? A: Making new friends. Q: What does hockey mean to you? A: Hockey is an extension of my family and I think of every player as family. Q: What is y...

Photos from Minnesota Wild Special Hockey Alexandria's post

Hockey season is coming. Only 32 days away.


Local teenager wins two state awards - Pope County Tribune

pctribune.com Lowry teen doesn’t let diagnosis stop her from doing what she loves By Celeste Rapp [email protected] Winning one state award is amazing, but winning two? That’s phenomenal. Especially when that person is only 15 years old. Hannah Poshek, from Lowry, has experienced a lot in her 15 years, more ...

Thanks to our dynamic Coach/Manager duo Dale & Tammy for the awesome preseason party. 42 days til the puck drops and this crew is ready to go! There is still time to sign up and join the party!


11th Annual Used Equipment Drive

minnesotahockey.org Collection Begins Friday, Sept. 13; Distribution Will Take Place Saturday, Oct. 12 at Xcel Energy Center

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Crawford Participates in Drills at Blackhawks Practice

It's Corey Crawford more days until the season opens.

nbcchicago.com Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford made a surprise appearance at the team’s practice Saturday, doing drills on the ice for the first time since suffering a concussion earlier this season.

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Would you play a game here?


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St. Louis Blues

Watch what happens when Alex Pietrangelo surprises the Blues Special Hockey Club with the Stanley Cup.

Hockey Beast

Soon... 👊


Adult Hockey Skill of the Month: Off-Ice Stickhandling

This skill can also be used by any of our skaters. #hockeyisforeveryone

In this month's Adult Hockey skill of the month, learn how to improve your stickhandling off the ice. Watch more USA Hockey videos: http://www.youtube.com/US...

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

Have you heard of the Winning Kid program? Do you know who the 2019-2020 Winning Kid is? Would you like to know? Well then...



Addressing Mental Health in Hockey

usahockey.com Mark Wick, an assistant coach for Augsburg University, opens up on mental health

Sniper's Edge Hockey

2 Months Left! #onemonthcloser #nhl #countdownison

Minnesota Special Hockey - Blaine

Y'all know what I'm saying. And HOCKEY DADS!!!

Minnesota Special Hockey - St. Cloud

Out at Lake George on this beautiful day for the Rise Above Epilepsy Walk 👟


Hannah Poshek Selected as 2019 Minnesota Special Hockey Athlete of the Year

mnspecialhockey.org Minnesota Special hockey is proud to announce that Hannah Poshek was selected as the Minnesota Special Hockey Athlete of the Year. Each year MN Special Hockey selects an athlete of the year. This athlete is then also nominated for the USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Athlete of the Year. Hannah was diag

Minnesota Special Hockey

Hello Special Hockey Family!
The Summer Picnics are coming! We are looking for some new cool raffle prizes to add to our already great giveaway items. Do you or local businesses have items?

If so, send them to Jane or reach out to Jane to coordinate a pickup! You can reach her at [email protected].

Thank you

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Minnesota Special Hockey

Inclusion. 🤗


Hockey 101- Offsides

What is offsides or delayed offsides in hockey? Here is a short video explaining it.

Colorado Eagles Captain Riley Nelson and forward Steve Haddon explain Offsides in this installment of Hockey 101. For More go to ColoradoEagles.com The Color...

Minnesota Special Hockey

I grew up skating and watching hockey. Over the years I became a huge Wild fan, scratch that, Wild’s number one fan! I never go without wearing my jersey during a game night! But the issue was that I always watched hockey and never played it. When I heard that there was an opportunity for me to play, I jumped at it. It was only my first year but I was so excited I went all out and got new skates, a stick, and even had family friends pitch in some gear! What has impacted me most from Minnesota Special Hockey is that I am finally able to play instead of sitting in the crowd. It's taught me to go after my passions and be confident in doing so. Finally, I am the one scoring the goals and people are cheering me on! - Samuel Kohs


Summer PICNIC(S) Announced

mnspecialhockey.org You read that right, TWO picnics this summer!

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Runestone Community Center
Alexandria, MN

General information

We are a MN Special Hockey team. Our team practices and plays games on Sundays starting in November and end in February. Our home games and practices will be played at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria, MN.
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