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 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.


The Nova Scotia Special Needs Hockey Club was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our valued founding executive members and past 3 years President, Mr. Jack Landry, a long-time mentor, friend to all, & coach to many of our players via Special Olympics even prior to our club's formation. We extend our deepest sympathies to Jack's family & everyone else who respected and loved him for the amazing person he was. A link to his obituary can be found here-