The New York Islanders Special Hockey Day will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The all-day affair, which starts at 1 p.m., will feature Islanders alumni assisting developmentally disabled children and adults in an on-ice clinic and exhibition.
The Islanders will host the Long Island Blues, Long Island’s only developmentally disabled hockey team, and other members of the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA). All ASHA teams will participate in an exhibition and clinic after Long Island Sled Hockey, Inc. plays on the Coliseum ice. Special guests include former Islanders players Bob Nystrom and Benoit Hogue, who will help run the players through drills.
“This is an event that shows how great our game is,” Hogue said. “It doesn't matter who you are or what you're able to do in your everyday life, it's simply about our passion and love for the game of hockey within our community. Being part of Special Hockey Day and making this unforgettable for everyone is totally priceless.”
Tickets to this special event are $35 and available by contacting Cliff Gault of the New York Islanders at 516-501-6763. These tickets include admission to the Islanders-Flyers game that evening at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Long Island Blues and New York State Disabled Hockey. To learn more about the Blues and Special Hockey, please visit www.LongIslandBlues.org.