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Recruiting players for MN Wild Deaf/Hard of Hearing Hockey program

Updated: Sep 11

Registrations now being accepted

 

Minnesota Wild Deaf/HOH Hockey program needs players

Hello, MN Hockey Community!

You, or someone you know, could be part of an exciting new initiative: the Minnesota Wild Deaf/Hard of Hearing (HOH) Hockey program.

We’re currently seeking deaf and hard of hearing individuals of all ages to play hockey in an environment that’s specially adapted to their needs. There’s no cost to participate in the program. However, all players must be registered with Minnesota and USA Hockey, and participation is in addition to their current association, club or league play.

Players will be divided into groups according to age and ability. While games follow standard USA Hockey rules, nonverbal cues such as strobe lights and sign language alert players to stoppages and enable them to communicate with each other.

In short, the Minnesota Wild Deaf/HOH Hockey program is intended to help participants build confidence and self-esteem — ultimately achieving success, both on the ice and in everyday life.

Click here to learn more about the program and to register as a player or volunteer. You may also make a donation to support this nonprofit initiative.

Save the date: We are hosting a kickoff event on Saturday, Sept 24 at St. Louis Park Rec Center from 2:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: St. Louis Park Rec Center - 3700 Monterey Dr, St Louis Park, MN 55416

When: Saturday, September 24th, 2022. Starting at 2.45p

What:

  • Welcome to the MN Wild Deaf/HOH Hockey Program. 2.45p-3.30p, Gallery Room

  • Registration & Let’s Play Hockey Video. 3.30p-4.15p, Gallery Room

  • Try “MN Wild Deaf/HOH” on the Ice. 3.45p-5.30p, West Arena

  • Get to Know Café. 4.15p-6.15p, Gallery Room



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