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Disabled Hockey Workshop

2020 USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Workshop

The 2020 USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Workshop will be held virtually via Zoom on November 14, 2020. The workshop will consist of four virtual sessions, featuring a variety of guest speakers. Click here to register for this year's Disabled Hockey Workshop.

Disabled Hockey Workshop Schedule:

10AM – 11AM ET Fundraising & Grant Writing
Laurie Kennedy
Learn the principles of fundraising and grant writing. Walk away with strategies and action plans to apply to your program.

11:30AM – 12:30PM ET Volunteer Recruitment, Management and Retention
Ashley Thomas | Bridge II Sports
Before you complain, have you volunteered yet?     

1PM – 2PM ET Inclusion & Collaboration Within Disabled Hockey
Alfredo Corona | Dallas Sled Hockey
Lonny Evans | Minnesota Blind Hockey
How to collaborate among disciplines to boost the development and growth of each program.

2:30PM – 4:30PM ET Disabled Hockey Town Hall
Disabled Hockey growth overview, important news, upcoming events. Ask your discipline rep question and engage in open dialogue about the present and future of the game.


2020 Disabled Hockey Coaching Clinic

Leading up to this year's workshop, USA Hockey will be hosting a virtual Disabled Hockey Coaching Clinic via Zoom November 9-10 from 7-10 p.m. ET. 

Disabled Hockey Coaching Clinic Schedule: 

November 9th 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET

November 10th 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET

Click here to register for the Disabled Hockey Coaching Clinic. If you wish to attend both the workshop and the coaching clinic, you will need to register separately for both events. 


Meet The Presenters

Laurie Kennedy
Laurie Kennedy is an accomplished development and marketing professional with 25 years of diverse experiences in growing mission-driven organizations through strategic fundraising. She has been involved with the USAH Disabled Hockey Section for almost 20 years. 


Lonny Evans
Lonny Evans oversees the Minnesota Wild Blind Hockey program, now in its 3rd season. Lonny first became involved with disabled hockey in 2002 after Lonny and his wife adopted their daughter, Elena, from Russia at age 3½. Elena took her first-ever steps after having both feet amputated due to a rare medical condition. Within two years, Elena was the only girl on her all-boys mite team. Lonny likes to remind his players and coaches to “Keep a smile on your face and your stick on the ice!”


Taylor Lipsett
Sled Hockey Discipline Rep
McKinney, TX

Ashley Thomas
Ashley Thomas is Founder and CEO of Bridge II Sports, Speaker, Trainer, Access Advocate to the community. Competitive Flat Water Kayak; 4th in World. Teach how to live with Disability vs living disabled.


Doris Donley
Blind Hockey Discipline Rep
Colorado Springs, CO


Amy LaPoe
Special Hockey Discipline Rep
Hamilton, TX


Mike Vaccaro
Warrior Hockey Discipline Rep
Waldorf, MD

Alfredo Corona
Alfredo has been playing sled hockey for 18 years with the Dallas Sled Hockey team. In 2014 he took over running the Dallas team and began his tenure as the Texas Amateur Hockey Association Disabled Section President overseeing all disabled programs within Texas and Oklahoma. In 2017 he was awarded the USA Hockey Disabled Athlete of the Year Award, then shortly after became the USA Hockey Rocky Mountain District Disabled Representative overseeing 7 states. 


Kevin Delaney
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Hockey Discipline Rep
Evanston, IL


Dave Crandell
Standing Amputee Hockey Discipline Rep
Needham, MA

Disabled Hockey News

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  • By USA Hockey 11/25/2020, 11:00am MST
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