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Closure of Pagel Activity Center:

In response to Governor Walz's Executive Order 20-04, the Pagel Activity Center will be closed beginning March 17, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice.

Stay home, social distance and stay safe.

Dear MYHA Families, 

Word just came out from Minnesota Hockey that all youth State Tournaments set to begin today are canceled. MYHA will follow suit and must cancel our Mite Jamboree as well as the Coaches' Appreciation event that was scheduled for Monday evening. We apologize for the inconvenience and uncertainty surrounding the current events, but ultimately believe we must follow the lead of Minnesota Hockey.  

An incredible thank you to our Mite Directors Jamie Kendall and Jason Piant and the MANY more who worked tirelessly to host a great event for our youngest Skippers. This was set to be our biggest and best Jamboree ever and required a tremendous effort!  

https://www.minnesotahockey.org/news_article/show/1095325  

Should you have questions or comments regarding this decision, please direct them to hello@tonkahockey.org

- Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association Board of Directors

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Minnesota Hockey's Official Statement:

St. Paul, MN – March 13, 2020 – Minnesota Hockey announced it has cancelled the 2020 State Tournaments that were to be played this weekend in locations across the state, due to the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID19). The cancellations include all levels: 12U B, 12U A, 15U B, 15U A, 19U, Peewee B, Peewee A, Peewee AA, Bantam B, Bantam A, Bantam AA and Junior Gold.

“While this is an extremely difficult decision for all involved, we feel that the safety of our players and their families has to be the priority,” said Minnesota Hockey president, Steve Oleheiser. “We realize this decision comes very late in the process and provides a major inconvenience. But after receiving a report that parents of two State Tournament players are  at risk for COVID-19, we just could not risk any of our players coming together and putting themselves in further jeopardy.”

Several city governments have shut down, or are in the process of shutting down community facilities, including arenas. It is expected this will include arenas that are hosting State Tournaments.

“We are fully understanding of all of the hard work and effort our teams and coaches put into the ultimate goal of reaching a Minnesota Hockey State Tournament. We also understand that this decision was made late, after many teams have traveled long distances to reach their State Tournament destination. This is disappointing for all involved. We desperately were holding out hope that we would be able to pull off the events. This was absolutely a last resort and not a decision we took lightly. When dealing with events featuring children and teenagers, we could not in good conscience put on events that would put them, as well as parents, coaches, officials and volunteers, at risk.”

On Wednesday, USA Hockey also cancelled all National Tournaments, including the Girls Tier 1 and Women’s Senior tournaments, which were to be held in Blaine, April 2 – 6.

 


    Congrats to the following teams for advancing to the 2020 State Tournament!

    Junior Gold A

    19U B

    Bantam B1

    15U A Black

    15U B

    Peewee AA

    12U B1 Black

    Volunteer Opportunites

    Click on this link to see all the open volunteer items.

    Pagel - Zamboni Driver/Rink Attendant Needed

    Part-time Zamboni Driver/Rink Attendant wanted, evenings/weekends, 15-30 hours per week. Flexible hours

    Main duties/responsibilities include: maintaining ice surfaces, general facilities cleaning and maintenance, concession duties and customer service.

    No experience necessary.  Training available.

    Pay based on experience $10-$12 per hour
     

    If interested contact:

    Greg Clough – gregclough@hotmail.com

    Denise DeBoer – denise@pagelcenter.com


    IMPORTANT Notice - Rink2 Off-Ice Shooting Area - Helmets Required!

    HELMETS REQUIRED IN OFF-ICE SHOOTING AREA! 

    It is imperative hockey players of all ages and abilities wear appropriate protective equipment and are supervised in the Off-Ice Shooting Area. 

    The intention of the space and the new building was and is to provide a place for kids to work on their skills and finally have a place to shoot pucks both as a team practice and also as a drop-in shooting and development area.  The community aspect of the new building and facility is incredibly important and we want that to continue however, we must be diligent about the safety of our kids, regardless of age. 

    We ask for your help in holding players accountable for wearing their helmets as this is far beyond just the coaches’ responsibility alone.  Signs will be posted in the area as a reminder.

    HELMETS REQUIRED IN OFF-ICE SHOOTING AREA!


    MN Hockey Article - Early Season Points of Interest

    The first few weeks of the season are always an exciting time of the year. Every team has a blank slate and players of all ages are energized about the opportunities ahead.

    It’s also one of the most critical times of year as the tone established early on often sets the stage for the entire season. Setting the right course for the team and each player individually can help raise everyone on the team to new heights.

     

    For the full article - MN HOCKEY


    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.
       

    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/10U, Peewee/12U, Bantam/15U) 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.


    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
     

     

    MYHA Donations

    Mail donations to:

    Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association
    Attn: Treasurer
    18313 Highway 7
    Minnetonka, MN  55345

    OR

    CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE

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    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. Mike Mann 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 Mike at vp@tonkahockey.org.


    MYHA News and Photos

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

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    Minnesota Hockey Recreation League

    The Minnesota Hockey Recreation League (“Rec League”), presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union, is entering its ninth season of offering players in the greater metro area a low cost, low commitment hockey alternative.  The Rec League focuses on teaching basic hockey skills and sportsmanship in a no check, low pressure environment that fosters a love of hockey.