Deaf/Hard of Hearing Hockey is for the individual who has been diagnosed with a hearing loss. The game is played according to USA Hockey rules and instruction is based on the individual players ability to improve their skills in an environment that is receptive to their needs and demands. The ability to communicate with coaches and other players regardless of their method of communication is a huge focus. Whether a player utilizes sign language, lip reading, hearing aids, or cochlear implants, etc. interpreters are there to make sure they understand the instruction. Players receive instruction from a coaching staff with college, national and international experience.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Hockey players participate in their local hockey associations and on high school, college and jr. teams. Many have also gone on to play for the US Deaf Ice Hockey Team in the Deaflympics. Participation allows players the opportunity to achieve goals and become successful in both life and hockey.
For information about Deaf / Hard of Hearing Hockey, please contact Jeff Sauer.
Deaf Hockey Representative
March 28-April 5, 2015 - Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia - Arena Ugra