CINCINNATI CYCLONES SPECIAL HOCKEY

Hockey is for Everyone

We are the first special hockey program in the Greater Cincinnati Area.  Our goal is to give people with developmental disabilities the chance to play the great sport of ice hockey in an environment that has been adapted to their level of ability.  Special hockey serves a wide range of disabilities and provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the sport.

 

ABOUT

Founded in 2018, the mission of the Cincinnati Cyclones Special Hockey program is to give people with developmental disabilities the chance to play the sport of ice hockey in an environment which is adapted to the level of ability which allows the athletes the ability to participate.  In addition to physical hockey skills, the program emphasizes the development of desirable individual characteristics such as dependability, self-reliance, concentration, willingness to share, and personal accountability.  The game of hockey is used to develop within each player the characteristics that will help them be more successful both inside and outside a hockey environment.

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“Not every victory shows up on a score board”

 

MEET THE TEAM

Coaching Staff

JAMIE FURSTEIN

Founder, Coach

ZACH MACMILLIAN

Coach

BRIAN DEGROFT

Coach

SEAN BARNETT

Coach

 

FAQ

A Little Background About Our Program

WHO CAN JOIN?

Athletes may join any time during the season and they do not need to know how to skate.  Anyone age 6 years or older regardless of gender, developmental disability, or skill level, who is physically able to play, may join.  There is no maximum age limit.

HOW LONG IS THE SEASON?

The season begins in early September and ends in April.

WHERE ARE PRACTICES HELD?

Practices are held weekly at Northland Ice Center in Cincinnati, OH on Sundays from 12:00-1:00.  It is anticipated that there will be approximately 25 practices each season (including learn-to-skate sessions). 

DO YOU PLAY AGAINST OTHER TEAMS?

Yes.  Home/Away games are planned against the Columbus Blue Jackets Special Hockey Team and the Indy Twisters Special Hockey Team, as well as participation in additional tournaments throughout the Midwest.

HOW DOES MY ATHLETE GET STARTED?

Come to one of the Open House sessions held during the summer to meet some of our players, the coaches, and some of the volunteers dedicated to the success of this team. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, skate for free, and to have some fun! If you miss the Open House sessions, you can contact us and arrange to come to see one of our practices.

ARE THE REGISTRATION OR MEMBERSHIP FEES?

Yes. There is a registration fee for each player.  Fees help cover ice time, insurance, tournament registration and equipment. The program helps provide equipment when available. Contact the team directly for more information.

 

SEASON DATES

PRACTICE &  TOURNAMENT DATES

Click below to download the most recent schedule of practices and tournaments.

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Upcoming Events

Indy Twisters Special Hockey Tournament
Sat, Mar 28
Carmel Ice Rink
Mar 28, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Carmel Ice Rink, 1040 3rd Ave SW, Carmel, IN 46032, USA
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Black Swamp Ice Frogs Tournament
Sat, Mar 14
Slater Family Ice Arena
Mar 14, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Slater Family Ice Arena, 417 N Mercer Rd, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA
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Community Outreach Happy Hour at New Riff
Thu, Feb 27
New Riff Distilling
Feb 27, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
New Riff Distilling, 24 Distillery Way, Newport, KY 41073, USA
Won’t you consider joining us in New Riff's Tower Room for their Community Outreach Happy Hour supporting our Hockey Program?
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GET INVOLVED

Your support is important to our team.  There are many ways you can contribute towards our team and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission.  Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Help On-Ice At An Upcoming Practice

SUPPORT OUR TEAM

Make A Charitable Donation

PARTNER WITH US

Team Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available

 
 

CONTACT US

5777 Deere Run Ln Maineville, OH 45039

513-276-0617

 

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