USA Deaflympic Ice Hockey

The Winter Deaflympics take place in different locations throughout the world every 4 years.  The games include several deciplines including ice hockey.  Open tryouts are held the summer prior to the scheduled games. Many of the participants in AHIHA’s program strive to be a member of this team.  It’s a great opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing hockey players to represent their country during an international sporting event.

2019

XVIIII Valtellina – Valchiavenna, Italy

2015

XVIII Winter Deaflympics, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia; Bronze Medal

2011

XVII Winter Deaflympics, Slovakia – These games were cancelled.

2007

XVI Winter Deaflympics, Salt Lake City, Utah; Gold Medal

2003

XV Winter Deaflympics, Sudsvall, Sweden; Bronze Medal

1999

XIV Winter Deaflympics, Davos, Switzerland; Silver Medal

1995

XIII Winter Deaflympics, Rovaniemi, Finland; Gold Medal

1991

XII Winter Deaflympics, Banff, Canada; Silver Medal

All participants must be members of USA hockey and of the USADSF.

Funding for athletes is provided by the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association through private donations and support from the USA Hockey Foundation. Players are also required to fundraise a portion of their expenses.  Donations to help cover player expenses can be sent to the address listed below.

For more information:

Coach Joe Gotfryd

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USA Deaf Sports Federation

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