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Disabled Hockey

NY Metro Blind Hockey and Third Eye Insight

The New York Metro Hockey and Third Eye Insight are hosting a "Try it for Free Event" on October 28, 2017. For more information follow the link below.

2017-18 Sled Hockey Development Grant

Are you a part of a new sled hockey program? Have you thought about starting a program, but didn’t know how? Do you know someone that wants to start a sled hockey program? Now is your chance.

Apply for the 2017-18 Sled Hockey Development grant. In total, $125,000 in grants will be distributed by The USA Hockey Foundation to five sled hockey programs through funding provided by Labatt USA's Pass It Forward intiiative. Each grant-winning program will receive a grant worth $25,000 to be used for sleds, sticks, ice time, airfare and lodging to the 2017 Disabled Hockey Workshop, as well as general funds to be used by the sled hockey program to aid growth.

The grant is open to any sled hockey program that is brand new or has been operating for less than two years. The deadline to apply is no later than Midnight PDT on March 19, 2017. To apply for the grant and for more information visit: 2017-18 Sled Hockey Development Grant Application


The NYSAHA is proud to offer a Sled Hockey Development Camp for disabled athletes! The Camp will be held September 15 to 17 at the Northtown Center in Amherst, NY.

Check back here often for further details regarding the camp schedule, format, coaching staff and general information.  For specific questions please contact CHUCK GRIDLEY at or at 315-569-2778.


Buffalo Thunder Special Hockey

The Buffalo Thunder Special Hockey is featured on the USAH Special Hockey page. In addition they had the opportunity to meet with the Buffalo Sabres. Links below the you to the videos.

Rochester Ice Cats Special hockey skates with the pros.

The Rochester Ice Cats Special Hockey skates with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Ice Warriors

Ice Warriors Documentary to play on TBS

Ice Warriors Synopsis

Synopsis of film


A new, 90-minute portrait of the US Sled Hockey team preparing for and competing in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games. Their personal stories are riveting, from a teenager making his debut to four military “wounded warriors,” proud to represent America in Paralympic sports.

ICE WARRIORS:  Tough competition.  Spiritual uplift.

Follow the tab below for more information.

Updated 6/11/14

A message from Laurie,

I am your District Representative to the USA Hockey Disabled Section. I will serve as the first point of contact for all disabled related inquiries within the NY District. Please utilize me as your resource to improve disabled programming and introduce otherwise abled new players to the game of hockey. I may not be able to answer all your questions or needs but can find the person or persons who can!

Some things to keep in mind as the season starts:

1. Registration: Please be sure to register your disabled teams by discipline (Special, Sled, Amputee, Hearing Impaired). This can be done online. Please remind all of your disabled players and teams, but make sure they are aware of all District/Affiliate requirements in addition to those of USA Hockey.

2. USAH website: This is the main communication vehicle for all members, including disabled players. Please do submit any items of interest or information you wish to disburse to me and I will get it on the website.

I am looking forward to a pro-active role and would like to become familiar with the individuals and activities within NY, so p lease let me know if you would like me to attend any meetings to discuss the opportunities for those with disabilities to join the great game of hockey. I look forward to meeting you and your members.

All the Best,

Laurie Kennedy

Long Island RoughRiders

See the video below about the Long Island RoughRiders Sled Hockey. 

USA Hockey and Disabled Hockey

Below is a document explaining USA Hockey's Disabled Hockey program and the benefits of the programs.

Grants For New Disabled Hockey Programs!

NYSAHA will be providing grants to new disabled programs to help with challenges of starting new progams.  Grant applications can be downloaded in the link below. Please fill in the application completely and send to Laurie Kennedy.  Requests will be reviewed at the NYSAHA Board of Directors meeting following the submission date. The application is posted above.

General guidelines: 
Programs must be new (in first or second season). 
$1500 is the maximum grant. 
Must be accompanied by proof of non-profit status and a letter from your section VP stating your association is in good standing.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application, please contact Laurie Kennedy.


Follow the link to see a great piece on a sled hockey clinic for Veterans: LINK