Nova Scotia Special Needs Hockey Club
 Atlantic Canada's 1st Special Needs Hockey Club!

Nova Scotia Special Needs Hockey Club, a.k.a. the Nova Scotia Highlanders, is a registered non-profit society that is a partner of Hockey Nova Scotia and a member of Special Hockey International and the new Canadian National Special Hockey. Started in September 2016, it provides an opportunity for male & female athletes with Autism, Asperger's, Down Syndrome or any other developmental disability that'd impair and/or prevent participation on a mainstream hockey team. Our program is open to eligible athletes who are age 5 and up including adults, of ALL skill levels & backgrounds to play hockey in an inclusive, fun-first environment.

Our club is located in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Covid-19 Update – February 27, 2021

As a result of Dr. Strang’s announcement February 26, 2021, the following affects us directly:

1) Maximum 25 people without physical distancing but there can be no games, competitions, etc.

2) No spectators /parents/etc. allowed in the rink during our sessions.

Our plan going forward is to address the maximum 25 number by dividing the group into two groups – A and B. So the players will now be on the ice every two weeks and NOT weekly as before these new restrictions. The goalies and coaches are included in both groups.