Canadian Blind Hockey is celebrating 15 years as a not-for-profit organization this year! We’re sending a huge thank you to the entire Blind Hockey community including the players, families, friends, our volunteers, our incredible sponsors, the media, and all those who help keep our Para sport growing strong!

Check out these incredible milestones highlighting 15 years of growth as the Para sport has grown from only 4 teams and 50 players in Canada, to 15 programs across the country and hundreds of players in 6 countries world-wide.  It is incredible to reflect and see how far we have come, and we look forward to working with you all to spread Blind Hockey at all levels across Canada and around the world.

We’d love to hear about your favourite Blind Hockey moment! Please feel free to share a video or photo with us on social media @canadianblindhockey  

timeline as listed in the post

  • 2008: Officially established as a registered not-for-profit organization
  • 2011: Established “Try Blind Hockey” programs for students across Canada
  • 2013: Founded annual National Blind Hockey Tournament
  • 2014: Founded the Blind Hockey Development camp
  • 2015: Exceeded 100 programs for over 1000 participants
  • 2016: Founded Eastern Blind Hockey Tournament
  • 2017: Founded Western Blind Hockey Tournament
  • 2018: Selected first Canadian National Blind Hockey Team & defeated USA to win first international series
  • 2018: Founded Toronto Jr. Ice Owls and added Children & Youth Division to National Tournament
  • 2019: Exceeded 250 programs for over 2000 participants who are blind or partially sighted!
  • 2022: Established Girls & Women’s Blind Hockey and hosted first Women’s game!
  • 2023: National Tournament had a record 200+ players and coaches, and we hosted 25+ “Try Blind Hockey” events in all 10 provinces
  • 2024: Celebrating the 10th year of the Canadian National Blind Hockey Tournament March 22-24 in Toronto