About Us

Our Mission

Triangle Special Hockey Association / Triangle Sled Hockey Association are dedicated to the development and enjoyment of ice hockey for developmentally or physically challenged youth and adults. We are associated with American Special Hockey Association and USA Hockey Disabled Sled Hockey. We serve the Triangle and surrounding areas of North Carolina. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization consisting of parents, volunteers, sponsors and of course, our exceptional athletes.

Our Purpose 

1. To encourage the formation of ‘Special Hockey Programs’ in the Raleigh, North Carolina area
2. To encourage the formation of ‘Sled Hockey Programs’ in the Raleigh, North Carolina area
3. To educate, motivate and encourage, individuals, who have developmental or physical disabilities to participate in the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of ability of the participating athletes
4. To integrate people with disabilities with people without disabilities in order to promote awareness of challenges and to encourage team building
5. To use the game of hockey to assist individuals with disabilities in developing characteristics such as dependability, self-reliance, confidence, concentration, willingness to share and personal accountability, that will help the individual be more successful both within and outside a hockey environment
6. To educate and encourage the general public about disability sports and special hockey in particular and to promote societal awareness of the challenges, and needs of persons who have developmental and physical disabilities.  

Company Info

On June 28, 2007, Triangle Special Hockey Association (TSHA) is born in North Carolina. We are in our ninth year and currently have 70+ children and adults in the program. In 2010 we started North Carolina’s first sled hockey program for mobility challenged youth and adults. These programs are fully donor funded and volunteer operated. TSHA provides the program at low or no cost to families.