News and Events


November 5/16- Shearwater hosts special needs hockey club - from Local Xpress

December 28/16- 'It's tremendous:' new team for players with developmental disabilities is a hit - from CBC Nova Scotia

December 28/16- Halifax now home to hockey club for people with developmental disabilities - from Global Halifax

February 5/17- Open to all: Hockey league for all proves ‘therapeutic’ - from The Chronicle Herald

April 2/17- Visit from NS Speaker of the Legislature MLA Kevin Murphy - Facebook

May 8/17- David Verge wins HNS Volunteer of the Year award - from Hockey Nova Scotia


The Nova Scotia Special Needs Hockey Club is announcing the Jack Landry Memorial Hockey Game in honour of our former President with the Nova Scotia Highlanders against the Bedford Gentlemen's Hockey All-Stars.

The game will be Thursday Dec. 30, 2021 at RBC Center – 6:15 to 8:15 pm.

As a result of Covid variant spread, we are not allowed to have games so our Jack Landry Cup game December 30, 2021 has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule once we get past this Covid wave.

So given these strict restrictions by the province of NS, the Board has decided to cancel hockey until we can get the group back on the ice as a team again. We are hoping during February 2022.

We will continue to monitor the situation.

- January 7, 2022

Photo from December 18, 2021 game vs Old Buzzards:

On Sunday, October 28th, 2018, Nova Scotia Special Needs Hockey Club President Jack Landry presented Ian Readey with an award thanking and recognizing Ian as being the Founder of the Club back in 2016.


November 11, 2018: The Nova Scotia Special Needs Hockey Club would like to thank our friends at the American Special Hockey Association for their generous gift of coaching tools for athletes who require alternative communication methods.

(photo- NSSNHC Founder Ian Readey presenting the tools to Head Coach Dave Verge.)

2nd image credit: ASHA