Avalanche Warriors Hockey Team
The Avalanche Warriors exist to provide opportunities for veterans with service-connected disabilities to compete at the great sport of hockey, support one another through the camaraderie & fellowship shared by those who have served in the profession of arms, and engage the team-first mentality forged by the military. We will contribute meaningfully to charitable causes, as true Warriors find no higher calling than relentless service to the greater good and strive to empower those most in need.
Avalanche Warriors in Action
Veterans supporting Veterans
USA Hockey’s Warrior Hockey Discipline is dedicated to injured and disabled US Military Veterans who have served our country and play the sport of ice hockey. As one of the Disabled Hockey Section’s newest disciplines, the Warrior Hockey Discipline is growing across the country. While some of the participants played hockey prior to being injured, many try it for the first time for therapeutic reasons.
To be eligible to compete in the Warrior Hockey Discipline, participants must be or have been Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard), with former Members required to have been discharged under honorable or general conditions. For full eligibility rules, download the document to the right.
USA Hockey thanks the men and women of the armed forces for their service.