Minnesota Hockey announced today it will retire its COVID-19 Rules and Guidelines document on May 28, in conjunction with the State of Minnesota removing restrictions on occupancy and social distancing.
Associations must still follow any mandates by the State of Minnesota, including the requirement of a mask at all times while indoors until July 1 or the state announces its removal in accordance with vaccination goals, and any requirements implemented by local government and health authorities.
The COVID-19 guidelines will remain available for reference for a period of time as many components of the document are still considered best practices.
Minnesota Hockey would like to once again thank all the players, parents, coaches, officials and volunteers who made extraordinary sacrifices to adhere to safety measures and limit the spread of COVID-19 over the past 15 months. We look forward to a far more normal offseason and 2021-22 season.
Registration for the 2021 Minnesota Hockey High Performance season will open March 1st. For more information please click the link below.
With many associations closing the book on the 2020-21 season and starting to look forward to next season, here are a few growth related grants and initiatives to have on your radar.
Gear Up Minnesota: The application period is now open for the 2021 Gear Up Minnesota equipment grant program. Grant recipients will be announced in late June or July and will once again receive DICK’S Sporting Goods gift cards in late August. The gift cards can be used online or in store and can be used on whatever equipment is most helpful for growing hockey in your community. Apply Now!
Pass the Puck Grants: Grants of up to $2,500 are available on a first come, first serve basis to support growth programs you’re planning for this coming season. We highly recommend getting your application in soon for programs planned this summer or fall as these funds are limited. Apply Now!
Association Leader Excellence Conference: We have scheduled our annual leader conference for August this year instead of holding it in the spring, with the goal of hosting the event in-person rather than virtual. Additional details on the event will be available in a few weeks.
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There's a saying in Las Vegas, about as old as Sin City itself: The house always wins. From a hockey standpoint, Las Vegas' team has done a remarkable job of living up to that old credo. They went to the Stanley Cup Finals in their first year of existence. They've been in the playoffs every year since. Full article here.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey recently announced the first two members of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team in general manager Stan Bowman (Buffalo, N.Y./Chicago Blackhawks) and assistant general manager Bill Guerin (Wilbraham, Mass./Minnesota Wild).
“We could not be happier to have the combination of Stan and Bill, with the support of John Vanbiesbrouck, guiding our men’s Olympic team,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “We have a deep talent pool thanks to so many people, including volunteers at the grassroots level across the country, and it’s great to have the leadership and expertise that Stan and Bill bring in building our team." Full article here.
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