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      Rink 2 Update - Feb. 17, 2015

      Short but important update on our efforts to add another rink for MYHA.
       
      • February 25 - We will be meeting again with the Minnetonka School Board at their working session.  Any and all association members and players are encouraged to attend! 
      • Town Hall Meeting - We will be scheduling a MYHA Town Hall meeting in the coming weeks to talk through the the potential plans and progress to date.  Many of you have heard the details during School Board meetings and through other communication but, we'd like to get the membership together to go through the presentation.  We would also  like to have an opportunity to talk through our path to approval, potential obstacles, volunteer opportunities and FAQ's.
      • FAQ - Please send in your questions: Info@TonkaHockey.Org.  We will be working on compiling your most common questions and would like to start collecting them in one place for your information and reading pleasure. 

      Best of luck to all our teams as they head to Districts and on the Road to State!  

      Congratulations to the Girl's Varsity team who already punched their ticket! 

      It's Tournament Time, GO SKIPPERS!


      Nominate Pagel! - Kraft Hockeyville Contest for $150k in rink improvements

      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:

      • Round 1 (April 14-16, 2015) – Top four communities chosen to move on to the next round; remaining six each receive $20,000 toward arena upgrades.
      • Round 2 (April 21-22, 2015) – Top two finalists selected; remaining two each receive $40,000 toward arena upgrades.
      • Round 3 (April 27-29, 2015) – One community will emerge as the first-ever "Kraft HockeyvilleTM USA"; runner-up will receive $75,000 toward arena upgrades.

      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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      NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League, and the NHL Winter Classic logo and HOCKEYVILLE are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks (including HOCKEYVILLE) and NHL team logos and marks are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. © NHL 2014. All Rights Reserved.

      "Rink 2" Update. Your attendance needed Tuesday, 1/27

      Please make every effort to attend the Minnetonka School Board working session Tuesday evening, 8:00PM at the DSC.  Show your support and hear a description of the overall project and financing.  We would love to pack out the DSC (unless of course you are already planning to attend the Girl's Varsity game as they battle Eden Prairie for the Conference Title, 7PM at Pagel). 
       
      MYHA representatives are scheduled to present at 8:00PM at the District Service Center.  Please arrive and gather in the DSC lobby at 7:45PM.  The School Board will already be meeting at this time and we will be called in when they are ready for us.

      Who: You!

      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

       

      Click on the Rink 2 link on the left nav to see updated drawings!
       
      Project Summary:
      • $8.6M - Estimated project cost
      • $4.5M - MYHA Down payment (currently we have $2.5mm in funding and through a large donor commitment)
      • $2M - Fundraising Requirement
      • $4.1M - Financed Portion

      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!

      Thank you!

       

      MYHA Board

      Rink 2 - Information and Progress Updates

      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:

      1. Fundraising - Expertise and experience in fundraising for non-profits or similar projects.  Other promotional expertise and ideas would be greatly appreciated.
      2. Grant Writing - Local and State level as well as Private and Public experience would be a bonus.
      3. Show and voice your support both to the Minnetonka School Board and the City of Minnetonka - We had a great turnout in June and we will need that again.  We are planning the be on the Agenda for the January 27, School Board session, plan for 8:00PM and we will send a confirmation once that is received. 
      4. Pledge - Fill out a pledge form located on the Rink 2 page on tonkahockey.org. (Do not send money now, we just need commitments).  Join the in the effort and make a pledge to financially support this project.  We need everyone to make this a reality!
      5. Network - We are looking for Corporate sponsorship and support of all sizes.

       
      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!

      MYHA Board Approves Royal Blue Colors

      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.

       

       


      Recreational Hockey League

      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.

      Mission of the Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association (MYHA)

      We are committed to providing an athletic experience and opportunity for all children that is based on the following principles:
       

      • We strive for fairness and inclusiveness in recognizing and accommodating each player's goals or special needs;
         
      • We value participation in athletics as a means to building personal self-esteem, self-discipline, effective social skills and respect for others;
         
      • We give every player an opportunity to participate and develop his or her skills through high quality instruction and positive mentoring;
         
      • We encourage individual success and enjoyment of the sport through a defined skill development program for all ages and levels;
         
      • We believe that player excellence in the classroom and on the ice be recognized and rewarded;
         
      • We consistently evaluate the quality of the programs that serve our membership to ensure a premier hockey association and experience for our players.
         

      Upcoming Events

      • Apr
      • 6
      MYHA Board Meeting
      • 6:30pm (CDT) Ical_event_icon
      • District 276 Service Center - Next to Clear Springs Elementary
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      • May
      • 4
      MYHA Board Meeting
      • 6:30pm (CDT) Ical_event_icon
      • District 276 Service Center - Next to Clear Springs Elementary
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      • Jun
      • 1
      MYHA Board Meeting
      • 6:30pm (CDT) Ical_event_icon
      • District 276 Service Center - Next to Clear Springs Elementary
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      OVER $2,000 IN GOODIES FROM OUR TEAM SPONSORS

      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!

      Dave Erickson
      MYHA Sponsorship Chair

      MYHA Contact Information

      Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association
      18313 Highway 7
      Minnetonka, MN 55345
      Phone: (952) 470-4099
      Fax (952) 470-4471
      email MYHA

      Pagel Activity Center
      952-470-4099

      Greg Clough
      Arena Operations & Facility Scheduling
      952-470-4409

      Denise DeBoer
      Office Manager
      952-470-4099
       

       


      Account Access - Registration and Volunteer Hours

      Here is the link to go to your ActiveNetwork Account to edit your account, make a payment and view your recent statement.

       

      Free custom mouthguards - offered year round

      Chartier Orthodontics offers free of charge, custom athletic mouthguards all year round. Simply call the office to schedule an appointment and your custom mouthguard will be ready shortly.

      854 West 78th Street, Suite 205
      Chanhassen, MN 55317
      952-797-3018

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      Bragging Corner

      Managers: Submit your stories to tech@tonkahockey.org and it will get posted.


      MYHA Safe Sport Coordinator

      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.