At the MYHA 2015 Annual Meeting held on April 13th, we said "thank you" to eight individuals who have given a great deal of their time and expertise to MYHA over the past two years. Nancy Hauser, Jeff Williams, Bret Johnson, Anne Madson, Dave Erickson, Brian Wilson, Jenny Johnson, and Tom Cooper have all volunteered at least two years on the MYHA Board. Rick Helling's two-year term had concluded, but he ran and was re-elected to another two-year term.
We are pleased to welcome Hope Holler, Darrell Lindemann, Steve Baer, Ann Moss, and Rick Jelinek who were all elected to two-year Board terms this evening.
At 8pm Jim van Bergen and Sharon Morgan gave a 30-minute presentation on the proposed second rink on the MHS Campus and then answered questions from the audience until 9pm. One of the issues discussed was that despite a chronic shortage of available ice time, the fact is that the MYHA girls program has grown 73% over the past 10 years, while the MYHA boys program has grown more than 25% during the same time frame.
On Tuesday March 24th, the Minnetonka School Board voted unanimously in favor of the MYHA Ground Lease and the proposal to build a second sheet of ice at the High School. This is a crucial first step to building a second sheet of ice and now allows us to begin the process of gaining City of Minnetonka approval. There is a lot of work to be done before anyone can lace up their skates but, it is an important step.
Click the link above to nominate Pagel!
The Puck Drops Today: Kraft, NHL®, NHLPA, NBC Sports Group And USA Hockey Search For America's Most Passionate Hockey Communities To Find Kraft Hockeyville™ USA One U.S. Community Will Win Opportunity to Host NHL® Pre-Season Game Televised on NBCSN, $150,000 in Arena Upgrades and Coveted Title as First-Ever "Kraft Hockeyville™ USA"
How Kraft HockeyvilleTM USA Works
Like a hockey game, Kraft HockeyvilleTM USA has three periods. In the first period, communities across the country are encouraged to enter by sharing unique stories about their local rink, teams, hockey spirit and passion and submitting their nominations now through March 18, 2015, at www.KraftHockeyville.com, where complete contest rules and nomination applications are available.
Ten community finalists will be chosen to kick off the second action-packed period, which includes three rounds of public voting:
In the final period, the winning community will be announced – on May 2, 2015 – and receive the grand prize of the chance to host an NHL® Pre-Season game televised on NBCSN and receive $150,000 in arena upgrades from Kraft.
Kraft HockeyvilleTM USA is meant to not only ignite a passion for hockey in America, but also bring a renewed sense of pride to communities. Since launching in Canada in 2006, Kraft HockeyvilleTM has positively impacted 43 communities with more than $1.6 million donated in arena upgrades. Kraft also hopes that its diverse portfolio of products will help unite hockey fans in their celebrations of the sport and their communities. The campaign will celebrate consumers' excitement around a variety of iconic Kraft brands, including A1, Bulls-Eye BBQ Sauce, Cracker Barrel, Jell-O, Kraft Mac & Cheese, Kraft Mayo, Kraft Natural Cheese, Kraft Salad Dressings, Kraft Singles, Maxwell House, Miracle Whip, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Stove Top and Velveeta.
For contest rules, information on nominating your community and complete program details, visit www.KraftHockeyville.com. Kraft HockeyvilleTM USA can also be found at Facebook.com/KraftHockeyvilleUSA and on Twitter (@HockeyvilleUSA). You can join the conversation using #HockeyvilleUSA.
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What: Rink 2 Presentation
Where: District Service Center, 5621 County Road 101, Minnetonka
When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:00PM
Why: Show your support to our School District Board
Early estimate is we could be skating on a new sheet of ice approximately 10 months after the first shovel hits the dirt!
Please show up in your Blue and White and GO SKIPPERS!
Click on the Rink 2 link on the left hand navigation for the latest information on the proposed addition to the Pagel Activity Center.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! January 27th School Board Session at 8pm
Areas you can help:
WE NEED YOU!
We will plan to keep you updated via tonkahockey.org and will also send email updates as progress continues. Information to follow will include both drawings of the project as well as projected costs and fundraising objectives.
Thanks and Go Skippers!
In an effort to promote a standardized uniform for MYHA players, the MYHA board has approved a new rule to standardize the equipment colors. Beginning with the 2015-16 season, all MYHA participants on the "Travel," levels (Squirt/U10, Peewee/U12, Bantam/U14) will be required to wear royal blue helmets, gloves and breezers (or shell). These requirements do not apply to Mites or 6U/8U teams, however we encourage them to purchase royal blue when possible.
Looking for a hockey league that is less intense, not as much of a time commitment, and less cost involved? Maybe the Minnesota Hockey Recreational Hockey League is for you. Click on link below for information.
We are committed to providing an athletic experience and opportunity for all children that is based on the following principles:
Dear MYHA players,
Please complete the MYHA annual player survey by clicking on the link below. All players are encouraged to participate in the survey to help the MYHA board evaluate the experience and look for ways to improve the organization. The survey will close on May 1st.
Dear MYHA Members,
Below you will find the 2014 Team Sponsor Goodie Bag.
This is free to you as a Thank You from our Team Sponsors.
Included is over $2,000 in Free Offers and Savings from some of your favorite local merchants.
Please take a moment to look over the .pdf file.
You will definitely find something you like!
Happy Holidays from MYHA and all of our Team Sponsors!
MYHA Sponsorship Chair
Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association
18313 Highway 7
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: (952) 470-4099
Fax (952) 470-4471
Pagel Activity Center
Arena Operations & Facility Scheduling
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USA Hockey implemented a set of policies called The SafeSport Program. The purpose of this program is to create the safest possible environment for participation in hockey. TJ Worrell is MYHA's SafeSport coordinator.
The comprehensive program is focused on creating an environment that will deter abusers and assist those in the hockey community in recognizing, reducing and responding to allegations or suspected abuse. You can read about the program by clicking on the link below.
If you observe anyone violating a SafeSport Program policy, contact TJ at Secretary@tonkahockey.org.