The Blind Hockey Discipline is dedicated to provide opportunities for individuals with visual impairments classified under the International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) to play or try the sport of Blind Hockey.
Players' levels of vision range from legally blind - approximately 10% vision or less - to totally blind. Typically, totally blind athletes play goal or defense, lower sighted athletes play defense, and higher sighted athletes play forward. The most significant modification is that the sport features an adapted puck that makes noise and is both bigger and slower than a traditional puck.
Blind Hockey is an excellent spectator sport as it is easily recognizable to the average hockey fan, with minimal rule adaptations to help with gameplay and player safety.
The Anaheim Ducks and The Rinks are dedicated to growing the sport of blind hockey and supporting the NHL's Hockey is For Everyone initiative. If you have any questions about the Anaheim Ducks Disabled Hockey Programs, please contact Tanner Privia at firstname.lastname@example.org.