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Deaf/Hard of Hearing Hockey

About Deaf/Hard of Hearing Hockey

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 U.S. Deaf Ice Hockey Team in the Deaflympics. Participation allows players the opportunity to achieve goals and become successful in both life and hockey.

Questions? Contact:

Kevin Delaney

Kevin Delaney

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Hockey Rep

Phone: (312) 560-9314

Jeff Sauer International Deaf Hockey Series

The 2024 Jeff Sauer International Deaf Hockey Series is a four-day event, April 11-14, at the Northtown Center in Amherst, N.Y., showcasing the top deaf/hard of hearing hockey players in the world. 

The event, hosted by the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association, and the Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, includes a men's tournament featuring the U.S., Canada, Czechia, and Finland. The women's series will feature the U.S. and Canada. 

More information, including a schedule and ticketing, is available at the link below.