Canadian Blind Hockey is thrilled to announce that the 2022 Canadian National Blind Hockey Tournament is returning to the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The event takes place from March 24 to 27 and will include the first-ever Girls & Women’s Blind Hockey Summit, as well as a Children & Youth Multi-Sport Camp. The tournament includes Children & Youth, Low Vision & Development, and Open Division competitions, with well over 100 players registered from across Canada as well as the USA, England, and Finland.

The tournament begins with a historic moment for the Para sport of Blind Hockey, with the first-ever Women’s Blind Hockey Game. This event is a major milestone in the growth of the co-ed Para sport of Blind Hockey, which had only two female players at the inaugural tournament in 2013.

The National Team Celebrity Showcase Game will feature some of the best Blind Hockey players on the planet competing with some celebrity All-Stars. Members of the Canadian National Blind Hockey Team Program will be divided into two teams to compete with sighted players including NHL Alumni, which should produce one of the fastest and most exciting Blind Hockey Games of all time.

The tournament is also a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Toronto Ice Owls Blind Hockey who were founded in 1972 and are the world’s first Blind Hockey Team. In recognition of this milestone the tournament teams will be named in honour of various Blind Hockey clubs across Canada. The four-team Open Division will have players drafted onto teams named after Canadian Blind Hockey’s original four members – the Ice Owls, Eclipse, Hiboux, and Seeing Ice Dogs; the Low Vision & Development Division will have players drafted onto teams named after Canada’s newest programs the Bullseye and SeeCats; and the Children and Youth Division will be a competition between teams named after two of our programs the 67’s and Otters.


Thursday March 24        

9:30 am – 8:00 pm          Girls & Women’s Blind Hockey Summit

9:30 am – 6:00 pm           Children & Youth Multi-Sport Camp

Friday March 25              

11:30 am – 1:00 pm         Children & Youth Division: Game 1

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm           Opening Ceremonies & First-Ever Women’s Blind Hockey Game

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Open Division: Ice Owls vs Eclipse

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm           Open Division: Hiboux vs Seeing Ice Dogs

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm           Low Vision & Development: Game 1

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm           National Team Celebrity Showcase Game

Saturday March 26        

8:00 am – 9:00 am           Children & Youth Division: Game 2

9:00 am – 10:30 am         Open Division: Ice Owls vs Hiboux

10:30 am – 12:00 pm      Open Division: Eclipse vs Seeing Ice Dogs

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm         Low Vision & Development: Game 2

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm           Children & Youth Division: Game 3

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm           Open Division: Ice Owls vs Seeing Ice Dogs

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm           Open Division: Eclipse vs Hiboux

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm           Low Vision & Development: Game 3

Sunday March 27           

9:00 am – 10:00 am         Children & Youth Division: Game 4

10:00 am – 11:30 am       Low Vision & Development: Game 4

11:30 am – 1:00 pm         Open Division: Bronze Medal Game

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm           Open Division: Gold Medal Game

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm           Awards & Closing Ceremonies

Girls & Women’s Blind Hockey Summit

Canadian Blind Hockey has been developing a Girls & Women’s program stream over the past two years with a series of virtual events, and we are thrilled to host the first in-person Girls and Women’s Blind Hockey Summit! There are already over 20 participants signed up for the Girls & Women’s Summit which is supported by the WISE Fund and the Daryl K Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund at the Calgary Foundation.

Thursday, March 24   

9:45am-10:00am        Welcome Arrival Mattamy Athletic Centre

10:00am-10:30am      Travel to Hockey Hall of Fame

10:30am-12:00pm      Hockey Hall of Fame Tour

12:30pm-1:00pm        Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm          Dressing Room / Practice Prep

2:00pm-4:00pm          Girls and Women Summit Practice

5:00 pm-6:00 pm        Mental Performance Training

6:00pm-8:00pm          Dinner Banquet at Hotel

Friday, March 25   

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Opening Ceremonies & First-Ever Women’s Blind Hockey Game

Children & Youth Multi-Sport Camp

Canadian Blind Hockey is proud to offer a children and youth multi-sport camp in addition to the Blind Hockey Tournament. There are over 20 children & youth already signed up for the camp to experience a variety of Para sports including Five-a-Side Soccer, Beep Baseball / Kickball, Blind Tennis, and Goalball with peers from across the country. The camp is made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

Thursday, March 24   

9:30 am – 10:00 am    Arrival, Welcome, and Camp Orientation

10:00 am – 11:00 am   Five-a-Side Soccer with Soccability Canada

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Beep Baseball / Kickball with Toronto Blind Jays

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Intro to Para Sport Luncheon

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm      Blind Tennis

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm      Goalball

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm      Children & Youth Banquet