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    Phase 5 Return to Play  Rules and Guidelines (1-7-21)

    PHASE 5 TO START JANUARY 14 - Minnesota Hockey today announced its guidance for Phase 5, which will go into effect on Thursday, January 14 when games may resume. Key highlights of Phase 5 include:

    • One spectator per player may be allowed at practices but should still be limited as much as possible. 
    • A maximum of two spectators per player will be allowed for games, with exceptions for parents or guardians who must bring in young children.
    • Three coaches will be allowed on the bench during games
    • No resurfacing during games (between periods).
    • Tournaments may occur.
    • Inter-state travel must be approved by the appropriate District Director and is strongly discouraged, with the exception of border towns.

    The complete Phase 5 Return to Play Rules & Guidelines document is available here. The latest youth sports guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health is available here.

    MDH Frequently Asked Questions

    Many questions have been received since the Minnesota Department of Health released its latest guidance on December 28, particularly related to the requirement of masks during participation. Attached are answers to some of the most common topics, many of which have been provided by MDH.

    Mask/Splash Guard Guidelines

    Minnesota Hockey has worked with the Minnesota Department of Health to validate the use of certain face masks or splash guards. These types of masks have also been approved by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC) during practice and game play.

    See the COVID tab for much more information.

    MN Wild News

    Wild's Big Boy Line is Making a Big Impact

    Eriksson Ek, Greenway and Foligno have been Wild's best, and most consistent, trio this season.

    While the Wild has seen a number of small tweaks of it's forward group during the first couple weeks of the season, it has had one, that coach Dean Evason hasn't touched -- and for good reason. The line of Marcus FolignoJoel Eriksson Ek and Jordan Greenway has been good.  Really good.  (Full article and video here)


    While 2020 has been filled with unique and unanticipated challenges, our sport has continued to put smiles on the faces in our community. Below is a list of some of our favorite storylines and highlights from the past year as we close the book on 2020. 

    We hope you all have a holiday season filled with joy. Here's to good health, hockey and more smiles in 2021.   Full Article Here

    USA Hockey and The USA Hockey Foundation would appreciate your help in making sure all kids can return to the game they love. Right now, many of our hockey families are experiencing financial hardship. 

    With a donation of $46 to our Membership Relief Fund, you are ensuring that a child can return to hockey by covering the cost of their USA Hockey membership.

    The positive impact that comes from hockey is limitless. Let’s keep the kids playing so they can continue to experience the joy of the game and stay connected to their community.  Link


    USA Downs Canada, 2-0, To Win Title at World Juniors

    EDMONTON, Alberta – The U.S. National Junior Team, behind 34 saves from Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) and goals from Trevor Zegras (Bedford, N.Y.) and Alex Turcotte (Chicago, Ill.), beat Canada, 2-0, here tonight in the gold-medal game of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. It was the fifth gold medal for the United States in the tournament and the fifth time in the last six years that Team USA has medaled in the event, the best medal stretch in the nation’s history.   Full Article Here


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