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Newsletter October 28, 2022

By MSH 10/29/2022, 10:30am CDT

Contents:
1) Apparel Store order deadline 10/31
2) Registration requirements for 22-23 Season
3) SafeSport/Background check updates
4) Important tips for MSH Registration
 

Newsletter October 5, 2022

By MSH 10/05/2022, 5:15pm CDT

Registration and apparel news!

Contents:

  1. Register for the 2022-23 Season
  2. Important tips for registering
  3. Safesport and background check information
  4. Apparel update

Newsletter September 23, 2022

By MSH 09/23/2022, 2:15pm CDT

Contents:

  1.  Free equipment event
  2. MSH Fall training camp
  3. Registration!
  4. Amazon Smile

Newsletter Septmber 1, 2022

By MSH 09/01/2022, 2:30pm CDT

Contents:

  1. 2022-23 Season registration is open!
  2. MSH Fall Training Camp
  3. Amazon Smile

Newsletter August 15, 2022

By MSH 08/15/2022, 3:00pm CDT

Contents

1) Da Beauty League sign up
2) St Cloud Summer picnic
3) 2022-23 Season Registration coming soon
4) MSH Fall Traning Camp

Newsletter August 4th, 2022

By MSH 08/04/2022, 3:15pm CDT

Contents:

1) 2022-23 Registration coming soon!
2) Sign up to participate in Da Beauty League
3) MSH Fall training camp sign up
4) Summer picnics/Annual Meeting reminder

July 18, 2022

***** MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- JULY 18, 2022 *****

1.   Summer Picnic/Annual Meeting

2.   Open Board of Directors Positions

3.   2021-22 End of Season Survey - complete for chance to win State Fair tickets

 

1.  ***** Summer Picnic/Annual Meeting *****

Our Summer Picnics/Annual Meetings are coming up soon!  Don't forget to RSVP!  

- Edina location -- Rosland Park Picnic Shelter (near the playground), 4300 West 66th Street.  It is on Sunday, August 7th from 4:30 - 6:30pm.  Dinner will be served.  Please RSVP for this picnic by Monday, August 1st.

- St. Cloud location -- Knights of Columbus Park, 715  54th Ave North.  The St. Cloud picnic is on Sunday, August 21 from 4:00 - 6:00pm.  Dinner will be served.  Please RSVP for this picnic by Monday, August 15th.  

More picnic/annual meeting details:

Raffle prizes - you must register to be part of the raffle.

Board elections will take place in Edina.  Totals will be tallied and announced later.

Treasurer report

Secretary report

Food, drinks and fun!!!

Click this link to register:  Welcome | Summer Picnic / Annual Meeting 2022 | Minnesota Special Hockey (sportngin.com)

 

2.  ***** Open MN Special Hockey Board Positions *****

Minnesosa Special Hockey is now accepting applications for two positions on its Board of Directors.  MN Special Hockey is looking for a new Treasurer as well as a general Board member.  Both are voting positions and offer an opportunity to be more involved, make a difference in the lives of Special Hockey athletes, and have more input in the operations and future of Minnesota Special Hockey.  The description of the Treasurer position can be found here:  Minnesota Special Hockey Board Information (mnspecialhockey.org)   If you are interested in either of these Board member positions, please express your interest in writing by July 31st to:  tomschuneman@mnspecialhockey.org.

3.  ***** MN Special Hockey 21-22 Season Survey + chance to win State Fair tickets *****

There's still time to complete the 2021-22 Season Survey.  Your experience, opinions and input are very valuable so please help by completing this survey.  The survey can be completed multiple times to include everyone in the family involved with MSH.  Please fill out the survey for each family member (for each player, each volunteer, each parent/guardian).  All members who complete the survey by August 7th will be entered in a drawing for Minnesota State Fair tickets!  The link to the survey is found here: End of Season Survey - Google Forms

JULY 5, 2022

***** MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- JULY 5, 2022 ******

1.  Summer Picnic/Annual Meeting

2.  Lakeville Summer Clinic in August -- register by 7/10 + time change for 8/7 date

3.  Missing Jersey

4.  MSH 2021-22 End of Season Survey 

5.  Hendrickson Festival Survey

 

1.  ******  Summer Picnic/Annual Meeting ********

Our Summer Picnics/Annual Meetings are coming up soon!  Don't forget to RSVP!  The plans for an outstate picnic are not finalized, but the one in Edina is set.

--   Edina location is at the Rosland Park Picnic Shelter (near the playground), 4300 West 66th Street.  It is on Sunday, August 7th from 4:30 - 6:30. Dinner will be served.  Please RSVP for this picnic by Monday, August 1st.

--   St. Cloud location – potentially also on Sunday, August 7th.  More details to follow.

More picnic/annual meeting details:

Raffle prizes - you must register to be part of the raffle.

Board elections will take place at both locations.  Totals will be tallied and announced after the events.

Treasurer report.

Secretary report.

Food, drinks and fun!!!

Click this link to register:  https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/181135878

 

2.   ***** Lakeville Summer Clinic in August - Register before 7/10 PLUS time change for 8/7 date *****

The Lakeville team is offering another Summer Hockey Camp for special hockey registered players.  This camp is skill based with skating, passing and shooting drills.  Each session might end with some sort of a game, but more than likely will not be a typical scrimmage.  

The Lakeville team leaders have been working hard to find sponsors of these clinics to make them even more special.  All players who register by July 10th will receive a jersey.  The cost of the jersey is $20.  The jersey will be really cool and well worth the $20.  These funds will be collected and the jerseys handed out at the first clinic.  Bring a check (made out to Minnesota Special Hockey) or cash.

Please note that the Lakeville clinic August 7th time changed:

When: Sundays, July 31st, August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
July 31st - 3:30 - 4:30 pm

August 7th - 2:20 - 3:20 PM

August 14th - 3:30 - 4:30 PM

August 21st - 3:30 - 4:30 PM

August 28th at 9:15 -10:15 AM

Where: Ames Ice Arena Lakeville - Rink 2

With every registration of this type you will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete.

 

3.   ******  Missing Jersey ********

One of our players is missing a jersey.  It was lost during the Hendrickson Festival.  If you have it, can you please contact Jane Cashin at jocashin@comcast.net?

At the end of the season it is always a good idea to empty out your hockey bag and get everything clean!  Check out this advice from Pure Hockey:  https://www.purehockey.com/c/how-to-clean-hockey-equipment-at-home

 

4.  ***** MN Special Hockey 21-22 Season Survey *****

There's still time to complete the Minnesota Special Hockey 2021-22 season survey.  Your experience, opinions and input are very valuable so please help by completing this year's survey.  This survey can be completed multiple times to include everyone in the family involved with MSH.  Please fill the survey out for each family member (for each player, each parent/guardian, and each volunteer).  The link to the survey is found here:  End of Season Survey - Google Forms

 

5.   ***** Hendrickson Festival Survey *****

The Hendrickson Foundation is looking for your feedback on the 2022 Festival.  Please click the link below to give them your feedback.  You can complete this multiple times for each family member that attended the events.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HFFestival22

June 18, 2022

***** MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- JUNE 18, 2022 ******

1.  Lakeville Summer Clinic in August -- register before July 10th

2.  MSH 2021-22 End of Season Survey -- complete by July 3rd 

3.  Hendrickson Festival Survey

4.  Amazon Smile

 

1.   ***** Lakeville Summer Clinic in August - Register before July 10th *****

The Lakeville team is offering another Summer Hockey Camp for special hockey registered players.  This camp is skill based with skating, passing and shooting drills.  Each session might end with some sort of a game, but more than likely will not be a typical scrimmage.  

The Lakeville team leaders have been working hard to find sponsors of these clinics to make them even more special.  All players who register by July 10th will receive a jersey.  The cost of the jersey is $20.  The jersey will be really cool and well worth the $20.  These funds will be collected and the jerseys handed out at the first clinic.  Bring a check (made out to Minnesota Special Hockey) or cash.

If you are interested in sponsoring these clinics or know someone who may be interested in sponsoring, please contact Scott Foley (952-738-2600) or Craig McPherson (651-270-5357).

When:  Sundays - July 31st, August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Time:  3:30 - 4:30 pm;  the 28th is 9:15 - 10:15am

Where:  Ames Ice Arena Lakeville - Rink 2

With every registration of this type you will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete.

2.  ***** MN Special Hockey 21-22 Season Survey *****

 

Minnesota Special Hockey wants your input on the 2021-22 season!  Your experience, opinions and input are very valuable so please help by completing this year's survey.  This survey can be completed multiple times to include everyone in the family involved with MSH.  Please fill the survey out for each family member (for each player, each parent/guardian, and each volunteer).  Please submit all survey responses by July 3rd.   The link to the survey is found here:  End of Season Survey - Google Forms

 

3.   ***** Hendrickson Festival Survey *****

 

The Hendrickson Foundation is looking for your feedback on the 2022 Festival.  Please click the link below to give them your feedback.  You can complete this multiple times for each family member that attended the events.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HFFestival22

 

4.  ***** Amazon Smile *****

 

Remember that your online shopping can benefit Minnesota Special Hockey!  If you are shopping on Amazon, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and log into your account you can select Minnesota Special Hockey Association as the charity you support.  The only catch is that you need to remember to go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

 

June 1, 2022

***** MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- JUNE 1, 2022 ******

1.  Hendrickson Festival Schedule + Sunday Jamboree Update

2.  Hendrickson Festival Volunteer Sign-Up

3.  Hendrickson Festival Information

4.  Polar Plunge at Hendrickson Festival

 

1.  **** Hendrickson Festival Schedule + Sunday Jamboree Update ****

Here is the Festival schedule for the weekend.  Please stop by the MSH table at the rink entrances before each game to get your locker room assignment.  Please read the attached PDF document for the breakout of the Sunday games to find your team and start time.  As usual, bring both jerseys, as the coaches might need to adjust the numbers.  The goalies are asked to attend both games.  If you do not see your name listed, reach out to a coach or manager to figure out what game to attend.  

DAY

TIME

RINK

HOME (GREEN)

AWAY (WHITE)

 

Fri. 6/3

5:45 PM

2

Blaine

Edina

 
 

Fri. 6/3

7:00 PM

2

Plymouth

New Hope

 
 

Fri. 6/3

8:15 PM

2

Woodbury

Maple Grove

 
 

Sat. 6/4

8:30 AM

2

Burnsville

St. Cloud

 
 

Sat. 6/4

9:45 AM

2

Rogers/Alexandria

Rochester/Duluth

 
 

Sat. 6/4

11:00 AM

2

Moorhead/Brainerd

Plymouth

 
 

Sat. 6/4

11:30 AM

3

Burnsville

Centennial/Lakeville

 
 

Sat. 6/4

12:15 PM

2

New Hope

Rogers/Alexandria

 
 

Sat. 6/4

12:45 PM

3

Rochester/Duluth

Blaine

 
 
 

1:30 PM

2

St. Cloud

Woodbury

 

Sat. 6/4

 

Sat. 6/4

2:00 PM

3

Edina

Maple Grove

 
 

Sat. 6/4

2:45 PM

2

Centennial/Lakeville

Moorhead/Brainerd

 
 

Sun. 6/5

2:00 PM 

or

3:00 PM  

2

Moorhead/Brainerd
Woodbury

Edina
Rochester/Duluth

 
 

Sun. 6/5

2:00 PM

or
3:00 PM 

3

Burnsville
Rogers/Alexandria

Maple Grove
Plymouth

 
 

Sun. 6/5

2:15 PM

or
3:15 PM 

1

Blaine
New Hope

Centennial/Lakeville
St. Cloud

 

 

 

 

 

2.  **** Hendrickson Festival Volunteer Sign-Up ****

Volunteers are still needed for some Hendrickson Festival games!  Please help out and sign up for a volunteer shift!  Each game needs: one Referee, one Greeter/Locker Room (this person will greet the teams and direct people to their assigned locker room), one Timekeeper/Announcer, and one person to run the music (games are way more fun with music!).  You do not need to be a registered volunteer to sign up for these shifts -- almost everyone can do it!   Please help out and sign up for a shift or two here:  2022 HF Volunteer Signup - Google Sheets

On-ice volunteers are also needed for games.  If you are able to volunteer on-ice, please contact Holly Tchida at holly.tchida@mnspecialhockey.org.  

3.  **** Hendrickson Festival Information ****

For Hendrickson Festival information relating to timing of events, parking information, arena/rink layout, and much more - please go to this page for all the info you need!

2022 Hendrickson Foundation Hockey Festival (mailchi.mp)

There's a lot more than just games going on at the Festival!  Here are just a few of the fun events going on Festival weekend:

Sat. 6/4:  3:30pm -- Celebrity Game (Rink 4)

Sat. 6/4:  5:00 - 9:00pm -- Festival reception, DJ, Food &  Drinks, Games and Photo Booth

Sat. 6/4:  5:00 - 7:00pm -- Polar Plunge

4.  **** Polar Plunge at the Hendrickson Festival **** 

Join Team MN Special Hockey for the second annual HF National Hockey Festival Polar Plunge!  Proceeds from our team's fundraising go to Special Olympics Minnesota and MN Special Hockey!   Fundraise and jump as a team!

When:  Saturday, June 4th  5:00-8:00pm

Where:  Blaine SuperRink

New this year - in addition to the plunge tank, there will be an adaptive plunge option too!   All participants who raise $50 towards Team MN Special Hockey will get a free Plunge t-shirt.  The Plunge schedule will be sent out prior to the event.

All participants can register here, and also use this link to create their own pages for donations and fundraising: Check out Minnesota Wild Special Hockey's team fundraising page for Special Olympics Minnesota (somn.org)   

 

May 22, 2022

***** MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- MAY 22, 2022 ******
 
1.  Hendrickson Festival Volunteer Sign-Up
2.  Hendrickson Festival Information
3.  Polar Plunge at Hendrickson Festival
4.  Past Newsletters 
 
 
1.  **** Hendrickson Festival Volunteer Sign-Up ****
 
Volunteers are still needed for LOTS of Hendrickson Festival games!  Please help out and sign up for a volunteer shift!  Each game needs: one Referee, one Greeter/Locker Room (this person will greet the teams and direct people to their assigned locker room), one Timekeeper/Announcer, and one person to run the music (games are way more fun with music!).  You do not need to be a registered volunteer to sign up for these shifts -- almost everyone can do it!  
 
Please help out and sign up for a shift or two here:  2022 HF Volunteer Signup - Google Sheets
 
2.  **** Hendrickson Festival Information ****
 
For Hendrickson Festival information relating to timing of events, parking information, arena/rink layout, and much more - please go to this page for all the info you need!
 
There's a lot more than just games going on at the Festival!  Here are just a few of the fun events going on Festival weekend:
Sat. 6/4:  3:30pm -- Celebrity Game (Rink 4)
Sat. 6/4:  5:00 - 9:00pm -- Festival reception, DJ, Food &  Drinks, Games and Photo Booth
Sat. 6/4:  5:00 - 7:00pm -- Polar Plunge
 
3.  **** Polar Plunge at the Hendrickson Festival **** 
 
Join Team MN Special Hockey for the second annual HF National Hockey Festival Polar Plunge!  Proceeds from our team's fundraising go to Special Olympics Minnesota and MN Special Hockey!   Fundraise and jump as a team!
 
When:  Saturday, June 4th  5:00-8:00pm
Where:  Blaine SuperRink
 
New this year - in addition to the plunge tank, there will be an adaptive plunge option too!   All participants who raise $50 towards Team MN Special Hockey will get a free Plunge t-shirt.  The Plunge schedule will be sent out prior to the event.
 
All participants can register here, and also use this link to create their own pages for donations and fundraising: Check out Minnesota Wild Special Hockey's team fundraising page for Special Olympics Minnesota (somn.org)   
 

4.  ***** Past Newsletters ******

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters on this page: https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/mshweekly

May 12, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- MAY 12, 2022 

1.  Hendrickson Festival Volunteer Sign-Up

2.  Hendrickson Festival Schedule

3.  Polar Plunge at Hendrickson Festival

4.  Hendrickson Festival Hotels

5.  Past Newsletters 

1.  **** Hendrickson Festival Volunteer Sign-Up ****

Many volunteers are still needed to help make sure the Hendrickson Festival games run smoothly and are fun for everyone. Each game needs: one Referee, one Greeter/Locker Room (this person will greet the teams and direct people to their assigned locker room), one Timekeeper/Announcer, and one person to run the music (games are way more fun with music!).  You do not need to be a registered volunteer to sign up for these shifts -- almost everyone can do it!  

Please help out and sign up for a shift or two here:  2022 HF Volunteer Signup - Google Sheets

2.  **** Hendrickson Festival Schedule, June 3-5 ****

Hendrickson Festival schedules are up on all team calendars!  All teams have been tagged on SportsEngine so your team's schedule should be easy to find on the SE App, as well.   (Sunday's Jamboree-style games are still being worked on).  Here is a quick breakdown of the schedule:

DAY

TIME

RINK

HOME (GREEN)

AWAY (WHITE)

 

Fri. 6/3

5:45 PM

2

Blaine

Edina

 
   

Fri. 6/4

7:00 PM

2

Plymouth

New Hope

   
   

Fri. 6/3

8:15 PM

2

Woodbury

Maple Grove

   
   

Sat. 6/4

8:30 AM

2

Burnsville

St. Cloud

   
   

Sat. 6/4

9:45 AM

2

Rogers/Alexandria

Rochester/Duluth

   
   

Sat. 6/4

11:00 AM

2

Moorhead/Brainerd

Plymouth

   
   

Sat. 6/4

11:30 AM

3

Burnsville

Centennial/Lakeville

   
   

Sat. 6/4

12:15 PM

2

New Hope

Rogers/Alexandria

   
   

Sat. 6/4

12:45 PM

3

Rochester/Duluth

Blaine

   
   
 

1:30 PM

2

St. Cloud

Woodbury

   

Sat. 6/4

   

Sat. 6/4

2:00 PM

3

Edina

Maple Grove

   
   

Sat. 6/4

2:45 PM

2

Centennial/Lakeville

Moorhead/Brainerd

   
   

Sun. 6/5

2:00 -
4:15 PM

2

Moorhead/Brainerd
Woodbury

Edina
Rochester/Duluth

   
   

Sun. 6/5

2:00 -
4:15 PM

3

Burnsville
Rogers/Alexandria

Maple Grove
Plymouth

   
   

Sun. 6/5

2:15 -
4:30 PM

1

Blaine
New Hope

Centennial/Lakeville
St. Cloud

   
   

 

3.  **** Polar Plunge at the Hendrickson Festival ****

Join Team MN Special Hockey for the second annual HF National Hockey Festival Polar Plunge!  Proceeds from our team's fundraising go to Special Olympics Minnesota and MN Special Hockey!   Fundraise and jump as a team!

When:  Saturday, June 4th  5:00-8:00pm

Where:  Blaine SuperRink

New this year - in addition to the plunge tank, there will be an adaptive plunge option too!   

All participants who raise $50 towards Team MN Special Hockey will get a free Plunge t-shirt.  The Plunge schedule will be sent out prior to the event.

All participants can register here, and also use this link to fundraise and create their own pages for donations: Check out Minnesota Wild Special Hockey's team fundraising page for Special Olympics Minnesota (somn.org)   

4.  **** Hendrickson Festival Hotels ****

MSH does not have any hotel rooms blocked for the Hendrickson Festival.  If you need hotel suggestions, Hendrickson has a list of preferred hotels for your stay during the Festival which can be found here:  Hendrickson 2022 - tpihospitality

5.  ***** Past Newsletters ******

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters on this page: https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/mshweekly

May 3, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- May 3, 2022

1.  Hendrickson Festival Schedule, June 3-5
2.  Hendrickson Festival Volunteer Sign-Up
3.  Amazon Smile
4.  Past Newsletters 

1.  **** Hendrickson Festival Schedule, June 3-5 ****

Hendrickson Festival schedules are now up on all team calendars!  More Festival info will come soon, but for now make sure to check your team page and mark your calendar with your team's game times.  All teams have been tagged on SportsEngine so your team's schedule should be easy to find on the SE App, as well.  

2.  **** Hendrickson Festival Volunteer Sign-Up ****

Volunteers are needed to help make sure the Festival games run smoothly and make sure the players have FUN!  Each game needs: one Referee, one Greeter/Locker Room (this person will greet the teams at the rink and direct them to the correct assigned locker room), one Timekeeper/Announcer, and one person to run the music (games are way more fun with music!).  Please help out and sign up for a shift here:  2022 HF Volunteer Signup - Google Sheets

3.  ***** Amazon Smile *****

Remember that your online shopping can benefit Minnesota Special Hockey!  If you are shopping on Amazon, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and log into your account you can select Minnesota Special Hockey Association as the charity you support.  The only catch is that you need to remember to go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

4.  ***** Past Newsletters ******

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters on this page: https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/mshweekly

April 21, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- April 21, 2022

1.  Hendrickson Festival Registration -- Register by April 25!
2.  Silent Auction requests
3.  Idea Box

1.  **** Hendrickson Festival Registration -- Register by April 25 ****

The Hendrickson Festival will be on June 3rd - 5th at the Blaine SuperRink.  Highlights of the Festival include:
- 3 games for every player (6 metro teams will play on Friday evening and one game on Saturday; outstate teams will have 2 games on Saturday; all teams will play on Sunday afternoon).  The schedule will be out soon!
- Celebrity game on Saturday afternoon
- Party with food, drinks and music most of the day on Saturday
- Silent Auction
- Special Olympics Jump Tank to raise money for MN Special Hockey and Special Olympics
- Swag bag filled with cool stuff
- Hendrickson Foundation apparel for sale
- Lots of volunteer opportunities!  
Because the festival organizers require rosters for this event, all players that are attending must register (at the link below) before April 25th.  If players do not register before this date, they may not have access to the highlights mentioned above (but will still be able to attend the games).

Families on outstate teams will be reimbursed $150 for their travel expenses.  You will be required to send receipts to the MN Special Hockey treasurer.  More information on this will be sent to those teams.

Please fill out this link and register to ensure a fun-filled hockey weekend in June! 
https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/852273080


2.  **** Hendrickson Festival Silent Auction Request ****

The silent auction at the Hendrickson Festival is a big fundraiser and they are looking for help with donations.  Here is a letter from the HF Silent Auction Coordinator:  

"On behalf of the annual Hendrickson Foundation National Hockey Festival, we are writing to request your support with a donation to our silent auction fundraiser.

We believe hockey is for everyone, and Hockey Changes Lives. Hendrickson Foundation strives to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities, and their families through the game of hockey. Our focus is to make hockey accessible for all who want to play the game. By supporting adaptive and Warrior hockey programs’ growth and participation nationwide, we aim to break barriers and promote inclusivity in the game.
 
The festival will take place on June 2nd-5th. We will host upwards of 60 adaptive and military hockey teams and thousands of attendees for a weekend of tournament play, an exciting celebrity game and events.
 
We would be grateful for any donation you might consider for our silent/live auction, with all proceeds directly benefiting athletes with disabilities. Auction donors will be recognized on event signage at the hockey festival.
 
If you would like to make a donation, please contact Krystel via email, phone or text at the contact information below. We hope to receive all donations by May 1st. Item pickup arrangements are available. Donation receipts will be sent for your tax records.  Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration!
 
With Gratitude,
 Krystel Reierson
Fundraising Coordinator Auction@hendricksonfoundation.com
612-968-6957 www.HendricksonFoundation.com"


3.  **** Idea Box ****

We love hearing from you and always appreciate your input.  Did you know that MSH has an Idea Box?You can find it here:   Welcome | IDEA BOX | Minnesota Special Hockey (sportngin.com)

March 2, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- March 2, 2022

1.  MN Diversified Hockey Night at the Wild

2.  Hendrickson Festival 2022

3.  Info Box

4.  Past Newsletters

1.   ***** Minnesota Diversified Hockey Night at the Wild - Register by March 27th *****

Once again this year, MN Wild Special Hockey players and families have the opportunity to participate in the Minnesota Diversified Hockey Night at a Wild game in St. Paul.  This is a terrific opportunity for us to spread the word about Special Hockey. We have several opportunities for MN Wild Special Hockey players and families to participate and volunteer.

Event Details:
Date: Sunday, April 17th, arrive before 3:00 pm.  This is the time when everyone who wants to participate in any of the activities must arrive to get into the arena.  Late arrivals may miss out.  The game starts at 5:00 pm.
Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN.
What: MN Wild vs. San Jose Sharks

What are the activities?

·         Program Sellers - 30 people

·         Zamboni Riders - 4 people

·         Players/Coaches for Scrimmage - 18 skaters

·         MN Special Hockey Table - 4 people

Program Sellers - 30 People:

We need a combination of players and non-players (including adults). Selling programs is a lot of fun!  Once completed (about the end of the 1st period), you get to sit down and enjoy the rest of the game.  You will not have a ticket for a seat, but can find open seats at the rink once you are done selling.

Zamboni Riders - 4 People:

You will be given waivers to sign in order to participate. Two will ride before the game, two will ride during the 1st intermission.

Players/Coaches for Scrimmage - 18 skaters:

Skating will happen during the 2nd intermission. We also need coaches to help on the ice.

MN Special Hockey Table - 4 people:

Sit at a MN Special Hockey table in the concourse to represent the organization.  You will be responsible to answer questions about the program and give out information.  These volunteers will not be required to sit the entire time.  You can take turns and take breaks (especially while the game is going on and the concourse is less busy).

Minnesota Special Hockey is only given a limited number of tickets into the game. The 18 players and coaches skating will receive tickets, but only 1 ticket.  The 4 Zamboni riders will get tickets.  We can't guarantee any locations of where these seats are in the rink; it is very random, but is most likely in the upper concourse.

Additional tickets are available for purchase at a discounted rate.  Use this link to purchase: https://offer.fevo.com/wild-vs-sharks-te6cwa-f783b3d?fevoUri=wild-vs-sharks-te6cwa-f783b3d%2F   (We can't guarantee any locations of where these tickets are either.)

Everyone will be contacted about their assignments by Saturday April 2nd. 

This registration will close on Sunday, March 27th.

Click this link to register:  MN Wild Diversified Hockey Night

2.  ***** Hendrickson Festival 2022 *******

Remember to save the date for this year's Hendrickson Festival!  The festival will take place June 2-5 at the Super Rink in Blaine.  The event has been added to all team calendars.  Much more information on schedules, hotels, etc. will come later, but for now mark your calendars for this awesome event!  June will be here before you know it!

3.  ****** Idea Box ******

MSH wants to hear from you and appreciates your input.  Did you know that MSH has an Idea Box where you can submit your feedback and ideas?  You can find it here:  Idea Box

4.  ***** Past Newsletters *****

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters here:   MSH Weekly (mnspecialhockey.org)

February 23, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- February 23, 2022

1.  Favorite Pictures from the Season

2.  COVID Policy for 2021-22 Season

3.  Info Box

4.  Past Newsletters

1.   **** Pictures from this season ****

If you have any fun pictures from this season that can be shared on social media and our website, please send them to Holly at holly.tchida@mnspecialhockey.org.  This is a way to celebrate the end of this awesome season by highlighting fun moments with our players, coaches and volunteers!

2.    **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event.  Please report positive cases using this link:  Welcome | 2021-2022 COVID-19 Reporting | Minnesota Special Hockey (sportngin.com)

You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

3.  **** Idea Box ****

MSH wants to hear from you and appreciates your input.  Did you know that MSH has an Idea Box where you can submit your feedback and ideas?  You can find it here:  Idea Box

4.  ***** Past Newsletters *****

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters here:   MSH Weekly (mnspecialhockey.org)

February 17, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- February 17, 2022

1.  Invitation to skate with Madison Timber Wolves and WI Special Hockey teams - Register by 2/20

2.  COVID Policy for 2021-22 Season

3.  Past Newsletters

1. **** Skate with the Wisconsin Timber Wolves and WI Special Hockey, 3/19/22 ****

MN Special Hockey is invited to play with the Wisconsin Timber Wolves and other Wisconsin Special Hockey teams in Madison, WI on Saturday, March 19th.

The WI Timber Wolves will host two games with them in Madison.  Teams and lines will be arranged for even numbers and similar skill and experience, so all are invited!

When:  Saturday, March 19th 

Time:  Game 1 = 10:15-11:15am;  Game 2 = 2:00-3:00pm

Location:  Madison Ice Arena, 725 Forward Dr., Madison, WI

Hotel information will be coming soon.

If you are interested, please register by February 20th. Register here:  

https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/266183447

2.    **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event.  Please report positive cases using this link:  Welcome | 2021-2022 COVID-19 Reporting | Minnesota Special Hockey (sportngin.com)

You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

3.  ***** Past Newsletters *****

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters here:   MSH Weekly (mnspecialhockey.org)

February 9, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- February 9, 2022

1.  Matt Dumba Hockey Without Limits - Register by Sunday 2/13

2.  Invitation to skate with Madison Timber Wolves and WI Special Hockey teams - Register by 2/20

3.  COVID Policy for 2021-22 Season

4.  Past Newsletters

1.  **** Matt Dumba Hockey Without Limits Camp ****

The Minnesota Wild will be hosting the second annual Matt Dumba’s Hockey Without Limits Camp at the Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval in Roseville, MN on Monday, February 21, 2022.  This camp is for various groups around the metro. The Oval will be split into 3 rinks.  Players from Special, Sled and Blind Hockey are invited to this event.  

The camp for MSH players is on Monday morning, February 21st, from 8:00am - 8:45am.   The Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval is located at 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville.  

Register by this Sunday, 2/13.  When registering, select the "Minnesota Diversified Hockey" group.   The link to register is: https://wild.formstack.com/forms/matt_dumba_hockey_camp_2022   

Once you register, please email Holly Tchida at holly.tchida@mnspecialhockey.org and let her know you registered and will attend the camp.  

2.  **** Skate with the Wisconsin Timber Wolves and WI Special Hockey, 3/19/22 ****

MN Special Hockey is invited to play with the Wisconsin Timber Wolves and other Wisconsin Special Hockey teams in Madison, WI on Saturday, March 19th.

The WI Timber Wolves will host two games with them in Madison.  Teams and lines will be arranged for even numbers and similar skill and experience, so all are invited!

When:  Saturday, March 19th 

Time:  Game 1 = 10:15-11:15am;  Game 2 = 2:00-3:00pm

Location:  Madison Ice Arena, 725 Forward Dr., Madison, WI

Hotel information will be coming soon.

If you are interested, please register by February 20th. Register here:  

https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/266183447

3.    **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event.  Please report positive cases using this link:  Welcome | 2021-2022 COVID-19 Reporting | Minnesota Special Hockey (sportngin.com)

You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

4.  ***** Past Newsletters *****

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters here:   MSH Weekly (mnspecialhockey.org)

February 1, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- February 1, 2022

1.  North American Pond Hockey Game

2.  Burnsville 50th Anniversary Event -- WAITLIST

3.  COVID Policy for 2021-22 Season

4.  Past Newsletters

1.  ***** North American Pond Hockey Game - Register by Monday, February 7th *****

MN Special Hockey is invited to play a game at the North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior (by Maynards).  We will be playing on the main rink on Saturday, February 12th from 12:00 - 1:00.

A couple things to note about this event:

·   This is a small rink and small goals, no goalies allowed.  But goalies can skate out.

·   Parking is often challenging.

·   Changing into gear can be crowded, but they usually find us space.

·   Most gear is required, breezers and shoulder pads are optional.

If you are interested in skating during this time you must fill out the following registration by Monday, February 7th.  If too many players sign up there will be drawing to see who will get to skate.  As with all these types of registrations you will get an email receipt when it is completed.

Register here:  https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/841481775

We would love to see many coaches and volunteers there too!  Let Jane Cashin (jocashin@comcast.net) know if you can make it.

 

2.  ***** Burnsville Ice Center 50th Anniversary Event Game -- WAITLIST ONLY ******

UPDATE: Waiting List -- (We have the 32 players including 2 goalies signed up). If you sign up at this point, you will need to be on a waiting list. We will send a reminder to everyone next week. If someone isn't able to go, we will contact people on this waiting list in the order that they signed up, depending on how many openings we have. Thanks for everyone’s interest. See below at the end of sign up for the waiting list. We still could use volunteers at the information table -- please sign up at the second link below.

We've been invited to play a game at the Burnsville Ice Center's 50th Anniversary, on February 5th from 8:00am to 9:00am.  Sign up with these links to play or to volunteer at the information table.

Play: Event Details 

Table Volunteers: Event Details

3.    **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event.  Please report positive cases using this link:  Welcome | 2021-2022 COVID-19 Reporting | Minnesota Special Hockey (sportngin.com)

You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

4.  ***** Past Newsletters *****

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters here:   MSH Weekly (mnspecialhockey.org)

January 25, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- January 25, 2022

1.  Burnsville Ice Center 50th Anniversary Game, 2/5/22

2.  Hendrickson Festival 2022

3.  Covid Policy for 2021-22 Season

4.  Past Newsletters

1.  ***** Players and Volunteers Needed for Burnsville Ice Center's 50th Anniversary Game *****

MSH has been invited to play a game at the Burnsville Ice Center's 50th Anniversary on Saturday, February 5th from 8:00am - 9:00am.  We will need 30 skaters and 2 goalies and still have over half of the slots available!  If you are interested and able to come, please sign up for a skater or goalie slot.  Players can sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wlsVWe_pFJCr-k5ho6sa23ig_Y6jbJ7VnE_V8KG8wy0/edit?usp=sharing 

Volunteers are also needed to staff a MN Wild Special Hockey Information table and help with some fun activities throughout the day.  More information for volunteers and available time slots are found here - please sign up today!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KTbsprXMgm0WVp1_h7XwjoQcaq7_rhkGdcE13j-Dtl4/edit?usp=sharing   

For more information or for help signing up, please contact Burnsville Team manager, Erin Zolotukhin-Ridgway, 763-807-2164 (cell), zolotukhin-ridgway@comcast.net 

2.  ***** Save the Date:  Hendrickson Festival 2022 ******

Save the date for this year's Hendrickson Festival!  The festival will take place June 2-5 at the Super Rink in Blaine.  The event has been added to all team calendars.  Much more information on schedules, hotels, etc. will come later, but for now mark your calendars for this awesome event!

3.    **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event.  Please report positive cases using this link:  Welcome | 2021-2022 COVID-19 Reporting | Minnesota Special Hockey (sportngin.com)

You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

4.  ***** Past Newsletters *****

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters here:   MSH Weekly (mnspecialhockey.org)

January 18, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- January 18, 2022

1.  Hendrickson Festival 2022

2.  Covid Policy for 2021-22 Season

3.  Past Newsletters

4.  Amazon Smile

1.  ***** Save the Date:  Hendrickson Festival 2022 ******

Save the date for this year's Hendrickson Festival!  The festival will take place June 2-5 at the Super Rink in Blaine.  The event has been added to all team calendars.  Much more information on schedules, hotels, etc. will come later, but for now mark your calendars for this awesome event!

2.    **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event.  Please report positive cases using this link:  Welcome | 2021-2022 COVID-19 Reporting | Minnesota Special Hockey (sportngin.com)

You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

3.  ***** Past Newsletters *****

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters here:   MSH Weekly (mnspecialhockey.org)

4.  ***** Amazon Smile *****

Did you know that your Amazon purchases can benefit Minnesota Special Hockey?  Click on:  Amazon.com. Spend less. Smile more.   Log into your account and then you can select Minnesota Special Hockey Association as the charity you support.  Just remember that when you go to Amazon for shopping, you go to smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon site. 

January 4, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- January 4, 2022

1.  Alexandria Jamboree 

2.  Practice for Players Not Going to Alexandria

3.  Minnesota Diversified Hockey - new name!

4.  Covid Policy for 2021-22 Season

5.  Past Newsletters

 

1.  ****  Alexandria Jamboree details ****

The Alexandria Jamboree is this weekend!  All games are scheduled at the Northstar Sports Complex, 3888 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria.

Here is the schedule:

Saturday:

9:45 - 10:45am -- A Game

11:00am - 12:00pm -- B Game

12:00pm - 1:00pm -- C Game

Saturday -- Dinner Party

1:30pm - 3:00pm 

Broadway Ballroom Event Center, 115 30th Ave E, Alexandria.  

Taco Bar with all the fixings, lemonade and water.

Saturday -- optional bowling 

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Garden Center Lanes at the Broadway Event Center

Sunday:

9:00am - 10:00am -- B Game

10:15am - 11:15am -- C Game

11:30am - 12:30pm -- A Game

 

2.  *** Practice for Players Not Going to Alexandria ***

Any players that are attending the optional practice for players not playing in Alexandria this weekend and require some 1-on-1 support must ensure with their coach that there will be someone there to help them on the ice. This practice is at Burnsville Ice Center at 2:00.

3.  *** Name Change -- Minnesota Diversified Hockey ***

The name Minnesota Disabled Hockey has been changed to:  "Minnesota Diversified Hockey".  Here is a link to the new name and page:  Minnesota Diversified Hockey (minnesotahockey.org)  Please use the name "Minnesota Diversified Hockey" going forward referencing the program.   

4.   **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

Minnesota Special Hockey's Covid-related rules for the 2021-22 season will be consistent with all rules set forth by Minnesota Hockey and the local arenas.  Currently, Minnesota Hockey does not have any Covid rules for its members aside from following the rules implemented by the local arenas. 

We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event. It is available at this link. You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

5.  ***** Past Newsletters ******

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters on this page: https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/mshweekly

December 29, 2022

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- December 29, 2021

1.  USA Hockey Festival - Register by January 5th

2.  Alexandria Jamboree - Register by January 1st

3.  Covid Policy for 2021-22 Season

4.  Amazon Smile

5.  Past Newsletters

 

1.  ***** USA Hockey Festival Registration Deadline Wednesday, January 5th *****

The USA Hockey Festival is on!  It is in Pittsburgh, PA, April 7th - 10th.

More information can be found at this site:  https://www.usahockey.com/page/show/903981?referrer_id=

The bus (or buses) will likely depart Wednesday on April 6th (the time depends on if we play on the 7th).  The locations of the departures are yet to be determined (dependent on registered players).  We will leave the festival early Sunday morning, April 10th. 

Players under 18 are required to travel with a parent or legal guardian or someone that the parent agrees is responsible for the player.  Players over 18 are not required to travel with a legal guardian, but it is highly recommended and encouraged.  There are no chaperones, only organization leaders to ensure overall safety and responsible behavior to well represent MN Special Hockey.  If a player is over 18 and has a legal guardian, the player and legal guardian are required to sign a player agreement and provide emergency contact information. 

Players that require 1-on-1 assistance on the bench or the ice may need to provide that person to help the player.  We cannot guarantee there will be someone that signs up to travel that can assist.

The level of play is dependent on the abilities and number of players that register.  USA Hockey has A, B, C and mixed levels of play.  We will attempt to create teams at these levels, all dependent on the registered players.

Costs:

-  Team Registration - Free, this is taken care of by MN Special Hockey

-  Hotel - Three nights of hotel stay at approximately $130 + tax per night.  Players can coordinate with each other to share rooms.  Once you register for this event, you will be emailed the information to book your hotel.  Everyone is required to stay in the same hotel.  We will be offering a couple scholarships.  More info on that to follow.

-  Transportation - There is no cost for a player and one parent/guardian to ride the bus.  Additional riders are charged $150 for riding.  If a player is flying or driving, they can ride the bus in Pittsburgh if there is room.

-  Meals - some will be provided by MN Special Hockey.  Most are the responsibility of the player.

Please fill out the following registration form if you are a player or volunteer and are planning on attending this event.  Please do not register to travel unless you can commit.  MN Special Hockey pays for the team registration, so if a player registers then cancels, it is a problem for our scheduling (hotels, bus, registration) and the game scheduling for the tournament.  Head Coaches, we may need more of you!  Please contact Tia if you need more information about his event.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  We will not be able to add players after this date due to the information we need to supply to the tournament.

Use this link to register:  https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/235221655

 

2.  ****  Alexandria Jamboree -- register by Jan. 1st! ****

The Alexandria Jamboree is coming up next weekend,  January 8-9, 2022.   Games are scheduled at the Northstar Sports Complex, 3888 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria MN.  The Saturday schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Sunday's schedule is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   There will be 3 games with 3 different levels of play.

All players must register!  Deadline to register is January 1st!   Register here for the Alexandria Jamboree:   https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/387496539

Questions?   Please contact Dale Adams at adamsdtsib@gmail.com or Chris Poshek at chrisposhek@mnspecialhockey.org.

3.   **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

Minnesota Special Hockey's Covid-related rules for the 2021-22 season will be consistent with all rules set forth by Minnesota Hockey and the local arenas.  Currently, Minnesota Hockey does not have any Covid rules for its members aside from following the rules implemented by the local arenas. 

We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event. It is available at this link. You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

4.   ***** Amazon Smile *****

Did you know that your online shopping can benefit Minnesota Special Hockey?  If you are shopping on Amazon, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and log into your account you can select Minnesota Special Hockey Association as the charity you support.  The only catch is that you need to remember to go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

5.  ***** Past Newsletters ******

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters on this page: https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/mshweekly

DECEMBER 20, 2021

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- December 20, 2021
 
1.  Alexandria Jamboree - Register by January 1st
2.  USA Hockey Festival - Register by January 5th
3.  Player Safesport -- must be completed by Dec. 24!
4.  Volunteer Safesport
5.  Covid Policy for 2021-22 Season
6.  Amazon Smile

 
1.  ****  Alexandria Jamboree -- register by January 1st! ****
 
The Alexandria Jamboree is coming up in just a couple of weeks, the weekend of January 8-9, 2022.  You must register by January 1st!   Games are scheduled at the Northstar Sports Complex, 3888 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria MN.  The Saturday schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Sunday's schedule is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   There will be 3 games with 3 different levels of play.
 
In order to divide up the teams, all players must register!  Deadline to register is January 1st, 2022.   Register here for the Alexandria Jamboree:   https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/387496539
 
Questions?   Please contact Dale Adams at adamsdtsib@gmail.com or Chris Poshek at chrisposhek@mnspecialhockey.org.

 

 2.  ***** USA Hockey Festival Registration Deadline Wednesday, January 5th *****
 
The USA Hockey Festival is on!  It is in Pittsburgh, PA, April 7th - 10th.
 
More information can be found at this site:  https://www.usahockey.com/page/show/903981?referrer_id=
 
The bus (or buses) will likely depart Wednesday on April 6th (the time depends on if we play on the 7th).  The locations of the departures are yet to be determined (dependent on registered players).  We will leave the festival early Sunday morning, April 10th. 
 
Players under 18 are required to travel with a parent or legal guardian or someone that the parent agrees is responsible for the player.  Players over 18 are not required to travel with a legal guardian, but it is highly recommended and encouraged.  There are no chaperones, only organization leaders to ensure overall safety and responsible behavior to well represent MN Special Hockey.  If a player is over 18 and has a legal guardian, the player and legal guardian are required to sign a player agreement and provide emergency contact information. 

Players that require 1-on-1 assistance on the bench or the ice may need to provide that person to help the player.  We cannot guarantee there will be someone that signs up to travel that can assist.
 
The level of play is dependent on the abilities and number of players that register.  USA Hockey has A, B, C and mixed levels of play.  We will attempt to create teams at these levels, all dependent on the registered players.
 
Costs:
-  Team Registration - Free, this is taken care of by MN Special Hockey
-  Hotel - Three nights of hotel stay at approximately $130 + tax per night.  Players can coordinate with each other to share rooms.  Once you register for this event, you will be emailed the information to book your hotel.  Everyone is required to stay in the same hotel.  We will be offering a couple scholarships.  More info on that to follow.
-  Transportation - There is no cost for a player and one parent/guardian to ride the bus.  Additional riders are charged $150 for riding.  If a player is flying or driving, they can ride the bus in Pittsburgh if there is room.
-  Meals - some will be provided by MN Special Hockey.  Most are the responsibility of the player.
 
Please fill out the following registration form if you are a player or volunteer and are planning on attending this event.  Please do not register to travel unless you can commit.  MN Special Hockey pays for the team registration, so if a player registers then cancels, it is a problem for our scheduling (hotels, bus, registration) and the game scheduling for the tournament.  Head Coaches, we may need more of you!  Please contact Tia if you need more information about his event.
 
Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  We will not be able to add players after this date due to the information we need to supply to the tournament.
Use this link to register:  https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/235221655
 
3.  **** Player Safesport ****
 
There are still players who have not yet completed their Safesport training.   If this is not completed by December 24th players will NOT be allowed to participate in any MN Special Hockey events.   
It is very important that any player born in 2004 or earlier complete the SafeSport Training or the Accommodation/Waiver.  USA Hockey changed the form and the correct document was not on the MSH website.  Please complete the correct form if you are completing the Accommodation/Waiver.   Please complete the training!  All information can be found here: SafeSport Training and Waiver (mnspecialhockey.org) 

4.  **** Volunteer Safesport Training ****


All volunteers 18 years and older must complete SafeSport Training.  Training is required for your participation in Special Hockey.  Volunteers, please complete this!  https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

5.   **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****
 
Minnesota Special Hockey's Covid-related rules for the 2021-22 season will be consistent with all rules set forth by Minnesota Hockey and the local arenas.  Currently, Minnesota Hockey does not have any Covid rules for its members aside from following the rules implemented by the local arenas. 
 
We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event. It is available at this link. You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 
 
We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 
 
We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.
A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.
Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

6.   ***** Amazon Smile *****
Did you know that your holiday shopping can benefit Minnesota Special Hockey?  If you are shopping on Amazon, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and log into your account you can select Minnesota Special Hockey Association as the charity you support.  The only catch is that you need to remember to go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

DECEMBER 14, 2021

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- December 14, 2021

 

1.  Strauss Apparel Store - Closes on December 19th

2.  Alexandria Jamboree - Register by January 1st

3.  Covid Policy for 2021-22 Season

4.  Volunteer Safesport Training

5.  Player Safesport 

6.  Amazon Smile

7.  Past Newsletters

1.  ****  Strauss Apparel Store - Closes on December 19 ****

The Strauss online apparel store is open NOW but will close this Sunday, December 19th.  https://mnwildspecialhockey.itemorder.com/  This is the place to get all the cool sweatshirts!

Other apparel can be found here (including replacement socks): https://minnesota-special-hockey.square.site/

2.  ****  Alexandria Jamboree ****

The Alexandria Jamboree is coming up in just a few weeks, the weekend of January 8-9, 2022.

Games are scheduled at the Northstar Sports Complex, 3888 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria MN.  The Saturday schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Sunday's schedule is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   There will be 3 games with 3 different levels of play.

In order to divide up the teams, all players must register!   Deadline to register is January 1st, 2022.   Register here for the Alexandria Jamboree:   https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/387496539

Questions?   Please contact Dale Adams at adamsdtsib@gmail.com or Chris Poshek at chrisposhek@mnspecialhockey.org.

3.   **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

Minnesota Special Hockey's Covid-related rules for the 2021-22 season will be consistent with all rules set forth by Minnesota Hockey and the local arenas.  Currently, Minnesota Hockey does not have any Covid rules for its members aside from following the rules implemented by the local arenas. 

 We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event. It is available at this link. You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

4.  **** Volunteer Safesport Training ****

All volunteers 18 years and older must complete SafeSport Training.  Training is required for your participation in Special Hockey.  Volunteers, please complete this!  https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

5.  **** Player Safesport ****

It is very important that any player born in 2004 or earlier complete the SafeSport Training or the Accommodation/Waiver.  USA Hockey changed the form and the correct document was not on the MSH website.  Please complete the correct form if you are completing the Accommodation/Waiver.   Please complete the training!  All information can be found here: SafeSport Training and Waiver (mnspecialhockey.org) 

6.   ***** Amazon Smile *****

Did you know that your holiday shopping can benefit Minnesota Special Hockey?  If you are shopping on Amazon, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and log into your account you can select Minnesota Special Hockey Association as the charity you support.  The only catch is that you need to remember to go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

7.  ***** Past Newsletters *****

Think  you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters on this page: https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/mshweekly

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- December 8, 2021

1.  Strauss Apparel Store - Closes on December 19th

2.  Alexandria Jamboree - Register by January 1st

3.  Covid Policy for 2021-22 Season

4.  Volunteer Safesport Training

5.  Player Safesport 

6.  Amazon Smile

7.  Past Newsletters

 

1.  ****  Strauss Apparel Store - Closes on December 19 ****

The Strauss online apparel store is opening again on Thursday, December 10th and is only open until Sunday, December 19th.  https://mnwildspecialhockey.itemorder.com/  This is the place to get all the cool sweatshirts! 

Other apparel can be found here (including replacement socks): https://minnesota-special-hockey.square.site/

 

2.  ****  Alexandria Jamboree ****

The Alexandria Jamboree is coming up next month, the weekend of January 8-9, 2022.

Games are scheduled at the Northstar Sports Complex, 3888 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria MN.  The Saturday schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Sunday's schedule is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   There will be 3 games with 3 different levels of play.

In order to divide up the teams, all players must register!   Deadline to register is January 1st, 2022.   Register here for the Alexandria Jamboree:   https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/387496539

Questions?   Please contact Dale Adams at adamsdtsib@gmail.com or Chris Poshek at chrisposhek@mnspecialhockey.org.

 

3.   **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

Minnesota Special Hockey's Covid-related rules for the 2021-22 season will be consistent with all rules set forth by Minnesota Hockey and the local arenas.  Currently, Minnesota Hockey does not have any Covid rules for its members aside from following the rules implemented by the local arenas. 

We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event. It is available at this link. You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

 

4.  **** Volunteer Safesport Training ****

All volunteers 18 years and older must complete SafeSport Training.  Training is required for your participation in Special Hockey.  Volunteers, please complete this!  https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

 

5.  **** Player Safesport ****

It is very important that any player born in 2004 or earlier complete the SafeSport Training or the Accommodation/Waiver.  USA Hockey changed the form and the correct document was not on the MSH website.  Please complete the correct form if you are completing the Accommodation/Waiver.   Please complete the training!  All information can be found here: SafeSport Training and Waiver (mnspecialhockey.org) 

 

6.   ***** Amazon Smile *****

Did you know that your holiday shopping can benefit Minnesota Special Hockey?  If you are shopping on Amazon, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and log into your account you can select Minnesota Special Hockey Association as the charity you support.  The only catch is that you need to remember to go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

 

7.  ***** Past Newsletters *****

Think  you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters on this page: https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/mshweekly

 

DECEMBER 1, 2021

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- December 1, 2021

1.  Alexandria Jamboree & Hotel Information (hotel blocks close next week!)

2.  Covid Policy for 2021-22 Season

3.  Volunteer Safesport Training

4.  Player Safesport 

5.  Amazon Smile

6.  Past Newsletters

1.  ****  ALEXANDRIA JAMBOREE -- hotel blocks close next week! ****

The Alexandria Jamboree is coming up next month, the weekend of January 8-9, 2022.

Games are scheduled at the Northstar Sports Complex, 3888 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria MN.  The Saturday schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Sunday's schedule is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   There will be 3 games with 3 different levels of play.

**There are two hotel blocks available for MSH players and families for the Alexandria Jamboree:

 

Quality Inn and Suites

5304 Highway 29 South

320-763-9900

Group Name: MN Special Hockey

January 7th and/or January 8th

$100 per night plus tax

**They do have a pool but at this time it is not open.**

**Free Breakfast**

Block is released on Dec. 7th at 3pm

 

Fairfield by Marriott

4929 Sanibel Dr

320-763-0133

Group Name:  MN Special Hockey

January 7th and/or January 8th

$139 per night plus tax

**Pool open from 6am to 11pm and free breakfast**

Block is released on December 7th at 3pm

There is another hockey tournament in town that weekend so please reserve your hotel ASAP.  Many of the hotels were already booked.

In order to divide up the teams, all players must register!   Deadline to register is January 1st, 2022.   Register here for the Alexandria Jamboree:   https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/387496539

Questions?   Please contact Dale Adams at adamsdtsib@gmail.com or Chris Poshek at chrisposhek@mnspecialhockey.org.

2.   **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

Minnesota Special Hockey's Covid-related rules for the 2021-22 season will be consistent with all rules set forth by Minnesota Hockey and the local arenas.  Currently, Minnesota Hockey does not have any Covid rules for its members aside from following the rules implemented by the local arenas. 

We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event. It is available at this link. You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

3.  **** Volunteer Safesport Training ****

All volunteers 18 years and older must complete SafeSport Training.  Training is required for your participation in Special Hockey.  Volunteers, please complete this!  https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

4.  **** Player Safesport ****

It is very important that any player born in 2004 or earlier complete the SafeSport Training or the Accommodation/Waiver.  USA Hockey changed the form and the correct document was not on the MSH website.  Please complete the correct form if you are completing the Accommodation/Waiver.   Please complete the training!  All information can be found here: SafeSport Training and Waiver (mnspecialhockey.org) 

5.   ***** Amazon Smile *****

Did you know that your holiday shopping can benefit Minnesota Special Hockey?  If you are shopping on Amazon, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and log into your account you can select Minnesota Special Hockey Association as the charity you support.  The only catch is that you need to remember to go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

6.  ***** Past Newsletters *****

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters on this page: https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/mshweekly

November 23, 2021

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- NOVEMBER 23, 2021

1.  Covid Policy for 2021-22 Season

2.  Alexandria Jamboree & Hotel Information

3.  Volunteer Safesport Training

4.  Player Safesport 

 

1.   **** COVID-19 Policy for 2021-22 Season ****

Minnesota Special Hockey's Covid-related rules for the 2021-22 season will be consistent with all rules set forth by Minnesota Hockey and the local arenas.  Currently, Minnesota Hockey does not have any Covid rules for its members aside from following the rules implemented by the local arenas. 

We continue to require all participants to fill out our Covid registration if they or someone in their household tests positive within 48 hours of attending a Special Hockey event. It is available at this link. You do not need to fill out a registration if you have been advised that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive (a change from last year). 

We are not mandating masks, but ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask to protect those who cannot be vaccinated and we recommend that all participants wear masks in close environments, such as in the locker room. 

We will not require teams to shut down if someone who was at an event tested positive like we did last year.

A participant can return once 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.

Our covid-19 page will continue to be updated with our policies over the season.

2.  ****  ALEXANDRIA JAMBOREE -- Reserve your hotel soon! ****

It is time for all of us to look forward to the Alexandria Jamboree!  This weekend is full of hockey games and socializing with players from all over the state.  The Jamboree will be held the weekend of January 8-9, 2022.

Games:  Hockey games are scheduled at the Northstar Sports Complex, 3888 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria MN.  The Saturday schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Sunday's schedule is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   There will be 3 games with 3 different levels of play.

**There are two hotel blocks available for MSH players and families for the Alexandria Jamboree:

Quality Inn and Suites

5304 Highway 29 South

320-763-9900

Group Name: MN Special Hockey

January 7th and/or January 8th

$100 per night plus tax

**They do have a pool but at this time it is not open.**

**Free Breakfast**

Block is released on Dec. 7th at 3pm

 

Fairfield by Marriott

4929 Sanibel Dr

320-763-0133

Group Name:  MN Special Hockey

January 7th and/or January 8th

$139 per night plus tax

**Pool open from 6am to 11pm and free breakfast**

Block is released on December 7th at 3pm

There is another hockey tournament in town that weekend so please reserve your hotel ASAP.  Many of the hotels were already booked.

In order to divide up the teams, all players must register!   Deadline to register is January 1st, 2022.   Register here for the Alexandria Jamboree:   https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/387496539

Questions?   Please contact Dale Adams at adamsdtsib@gmail.com or Chris Poshek at chrisposhek@mnspecialhockey.org.

3.  **** Volunteer Safesport Training ****

All volunteers 18 years and older must complete SafeSport Training.  Training is required for your participation in Special Hockey.  Volunteers, please complete this!  https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

4.  **** Player Safesport ****

It is very important that any player born in 2004 or earlier complete the SafeSport Training or the Accommodation/Waiver.  USA Hockey changed the form and the correct document was not on the MSH website.  Please complete the correct form if you are completing the Accommodation/Waiver.   Please complete the training!  All information can be found here: SafeSport Training and Waiver (mnspecialhockey.org) 

November 16, 2021

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- NOVEMBER 16, 2021

1.  Volunteer Safesport Training

2.  Player Safesport 

3.  Covid Reporting 

4.  Player Jerseys

5.  Alexandria Jamboree 

1.   **** Volunteer Safesport Training ****

All volunteers 18 years and older must complete SafeSport Training.  Training is required for your participation in Special Hockey.  Volunteers, please complete this within the next week.  https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

2.  **** Player Safesport ****

It is very important that any player born in 2004 or earlier complete the SafeSport Training or the Accommodation/Waiver.  USA Hockey changed the form and the correct document was not on the MSH website.  Please complete the correct form if you are completing the Accommodation/Waiver.   Please complete the training or waiver this week!  All information can be found here: SafeSport Training and Waiver (mnspecialhockey.org) 

3.   **** Covid Reporting ****

If a player or someone in the player's household has tested positive for Covid, or has recently been exposed to Covid, please use this link to report the Covid case or exposure:  Welcome | 2021-2022 COVID-19 Reporting | Minnesota Special Hockey (sportngin.com)  

4.  **** Player Jerseys ****

Many of our coaches and team managers have been getting questions about player jerseys.  All players that registered before October 1st will be getting their jerseys before the first game.  After that is a little more random and depends on when the order went in.  It takes around 6 weeks to get them completed.  They will be distributed to the team managers as soon as they come in.

5.  ****  ALEXANDRIA JAMBOREE -- Register by January 1st! ****

It is time for all of us to look forward to the Alexandria Jamboree!  This weekend is full of hockey games and socializing with players from all over the state.  The Jamboree will be held the weekend of January 8-9, 2022.

Games:  Hockey games are scheduled at the Northstar Sports Complex, 3888 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria MN.   The Saturday schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Sunday's schedule is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   There will be 3 games with 3 different levels of play.

More information coming soon with Hotel Information and a Pizza Party!

In order to divide up the teams, all players must register!   Deadline to register is January 1st, 2022.   Register here for the Alexandria Jamboree:   https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/387496539

Questions?   Please contact Dale Adams at adamsdtsib@gmail.com or Chris Poshek at chrisposhek@mnspecialhockey.org.

 

November 11, 2021

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- NOVEMBER 11, 2021

1.  Alexandria Jamboree 

2.  Player Safesport

3.  Amazon Smile

 

1.  ***  ALEXANDRIA JAMBOREE -- Register by January 1st! ****

It is time for all of us to look forward to the Alexandria Jamboree!  This weekend is full of hockey games and socializing with players from all over the state.  The Jamboree will be held the weekend of January 8-9, 2022.

Games:  Hockey games are scheduled at the Northstar Sports Complex, 3888 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria MN.   The Saturday schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Sunday's schedule is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   There will be 3 games with 3 different levels of play.

More information coming soon with Hotel Information and a Pizza Party!

In order to divide up the teams, all players must register!   Deadline to register is January 1st, 2022.   Register here for the Alexandria Jamboree:   https://mnspecialhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/387496539

Questions?   Please contact Dale Adams at adamsdtsib@gmail.com or Chris Poshek at chrisposhek@mnspecialhockey.org.

 

2.  *** Player SafeSport ***

It is very important that any player born in 2004 or earlier complete the SafeSport Training or the Accommodation/Waiver.  USA Hockey changed the form and the correct document was not on the MSH website.  Please complete the correct form if you are completing the Accommodation/Waiver.   All information can be found here: SafeSport Training and Waiver (mnspecialhockey.org) 

3.  ***** Amazon Smile ********

With the holiday season coming up quickly, Amazon boxes may soon be piling up at your front door.  Don't forget that your Amazon purchases can benefit Minnesota Special Hockey!    Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and log into your account.  You can select the Minnesota Special Hockey Association as the charity you support.  The only catch is that you need to remember to go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

October 28, 2021

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- OCTOBER 28, 2021

1.  Equipment Events

2.  Registration

3.  Player Safesport

4.  COVID Rules for 21-22 season

5.  Past Registrations

6.  Amazon Smile

 

1.  ***** Equipment Events ******

Minnesota Wild Special Hockey will be hosting two Equipment Events coming up this Saturday, October 30th!  Here is a chance to get equipment for the season at no cost.  Equipment in various sizes and quantities will be available.  

Event Dates and Locations

Event One

Saturday October 30th @ 11am - 2 pm

Roseville Ice Arena

2661 Civic Center Dr

Roseville, MN 55113

 

Event Two

Saturday October 30th @ 5pm - 7pm

St. Croix Casino Danbury

30222 WIS-35

Danbury, WI  54830

Please RSVP if you plan on attending to Jerry Halbert at:  jerry_halbert@icloud.com.

 

2.    ***** Registration is OPEN! *****

Player and volunteer registration is still open for the 2021-2022 season.  Please read the entire registration page to make sure you are completely registered.  There are multiple steps to both registrations.  Don't wait any longer -- register today!  And volunteers need to get their registration completed too - thanks!

Click here for player registration:  https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/playerregistration

Click here for volunteer registration:  https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/coachesapply

 

3.  ***** Player SafeSport *****

Any player born in 2004 or earlier is required to complete SafeSport Training or the Accommodation/Waiver.  USA Hockey changed the form and the correct document was not on the MSH website.  Please complete the correct form if you are completing the Accommodation/Waiver.  All this information can be found here:  https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/safesportforathletes

 

4.  ***** COVID Rules ******

Minnesota Special Hockey's Covid-related rules for the 2021-22 season will be consistent with all rules set forth by Minnesota Hockey and the local arenas.  Currently, Minnesota Hockey does not have any Covid rules for its members aside from following the rules implemented by the local arenas. Minnesota Hockey recommends, but does not require, masking for those not vaccinated.  You can read Minnesota Hockey's latest statement regarding Covid here:  Minnesota Hockey Releases COVID-19 Statement

Minnesota Special Hockey will work with its teams to make sure everyone knows their arena's rules and follows all protocols.  MSH is looking forward to a safe and fun hockey season!  

 

5.  ***** Past Registrations  *****

Did you know you can access all of your past SportsEngine registrations?  This is handy If you are unsure if you completed a registration or want to double check what you put in a registration.

  • Log into your SportsEngine account on a computer
  • Click on your initials in the upper right hand corner
  • Click on "My SportsEngine"
  • From your personal page you can see bunch of items on the left to help you navigate

 

6.  ***** Amazon Smile ********

With the holiday season coming up quickly, Amazon boxes may soon be piling up at your front door.  Don't forget that your Amazon purchases can benefit Minnesota Special Hockey!  Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and log into your account.  You can select the Minnesota Special Hockey Association as the charity you support.  The only catch is that you need to remember to go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

October 6, 2021

MINNESOTA SPECIAL HOCKEY NEWSLETTER -- OCTOBER 6, 2021

1.  Registration is open

2.  Player Safesport

3.  Strauss Apparel Store now open!  Order deadline is 10/11/21

4.  COVID Rules for 21-22 season

5.  Past Registrations

6.  Past Newsletters


1.  ***** Registration is OPEN! *****

Player and volunteer registration is open for the 2021-2022 season.  Please read the entire registration page to make sure you are completely registered.  There are multiple steps to both registrations.

Click here for player registration:  https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/playerregistration

Click here for volunteer registration:  https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/coachesapply

 

2.  ***** Player SafeSport *****

Any player born in 2004 or earlier is required to complete SafeSport Training or the Accommodation/Waiver.  USA Hockey changed the form and the correct document was not on the MSH website.  Please complete the correct form if you are completing the Accommodation/Waiver.  All this information can be found here:  https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/safesportforathletes

 

3.  ***** Apparel Store *****

The Strauss online apparel store is now open!  The order deadline is October 11th with the expectation of items arriving late-November/early-December.   Hoodies, hats, jackets, and more can be ordered at: www.mnwildspecialhockey.itemorder.com   Minnesota Special Hockey 2021 | Strauss Skates & Bicycles | powered by OrderMyGear (itemorder.com)

 

4.  ***** COVID Rules ******

Minnesota Special Hockey's Covid-related rules for the 2021-22 season will be consistent with all rules set forth by Minnesota Hockey and the local arenas.  Currently, Minnesota Hockey does not have any Covid rules for its members aside from following the rules implemented by the local arenas. Minnesota Hockey recommends, but does not require, masking for those not vaccinated.  You can read Minnesota Hockey's latest statement regarding Covid here:  Minnesota Hockey Releases COVID-19 Statement

Minnesota Special Hockey will work with its teams to make sure everyone knows their arena's rules and follows all protocols.  MSH is looking forward to a safe and fun hockey season!  

 

5.  ***** Past Registrations  *****

Did you know you can access all of your past SportsEngine registrations?  This is handy If you are unsure if you completed a registration or want to double check what you put in a registration.

  • Log into your SportsEngine account on a computer
  • Click on your initials in the upper right hand corner
  • Click on "My SportsEngine"
  • From your personal page you can see bunch of items on the left to help you navigate

 

6.  ***** Past Newsletters *****

Think you are missing a newsletter?  You will find previously distributed newsletters on this page: https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/mshweekly

September 20, 2021

Minnesota Special Hockey Newsletter -- September 20, 2021

1.   Registration for the 21-22 Season

2.   St. Louis Park Fall Camp

3.   Amazon Smile

4.   Idea Box

 

1.  ***** Registration is OPEN!!! *****

Player and volunteer registration is open for the 2021-2022 season.  Register by October 10th to be included in the first jersey order!

Click here for player registration:  https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/playerregistration

Click here for volunteer registration:  https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/coachesapply

Please visit these pages to learn and complete the registration steps.

 

2.  ***** St. Louis Park Fall Hockey Camp *****

There are still spots open for the St. Louis Park Fall Hockey Camp!

The Edina team is offering a Fall Hockey Camp for special hockey registered players. This camp is skill based, skating, passing, and shooting drills. Each session might end with some sort of a game, but more than likely will not be a typical scrimmage.

You must be fully registered with MN Special Hockey for the upcoming 2021-2022 season in order to attend this camp.  There will be no exceptions!
When: Four Sundays in October

  • 3rd (8:45 am)
  • 10th (10:00 am)
  • 24th (10:00 am)
  • 31st (9:45 am)

These times depend on the number of registered players.  It may be broken into 2 different sessions of 45 minutes each.  You will be contacted before the clinic starts with your skating time.


Where: St. Louis Park Rec Center

Click here to register

3.   ***** Amazon Smile *****

Did you know that your Amazon purchases can benefit Minnesota Special Hockey?  Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and log into your account you can select Minnesota Special Hockey Association as the charity you support.  The only catch is that you need to remember to go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

4.    ******  Idea Box  ******

MSH wants to hear from you and appreciates your input.  Did you know that MSH has an Idea Box where you can submit your feedback and ideas?  You can find it here:  Idea Box

September 3, 2021

Minnesota Special Hockey Newsletter -- September 3, 2021

1.  Registration is open!

2.  St. Louis Park Fall Camp

3.  2021 USA Hockey Special Hockey Classic - Dec. 3-5, 2021

4.  Raffle T-Shirt Winners

5.  Apparel for sale

 

1.  ***** Registration is OPEN!!! *****

Player and volunteer registration is open for the 2021-2021 season.

Click here for player registration:  https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/playerregistration

Click here for volunteer registration:  https://www.mnspecialhockey.org/coachesapply

Please visit these pages to learn and complete the registration steps.

2.  ***** St. Louis Park Fall Hockey Camp *****

The Edina team is offering a Fall Hockey Camp for special hockey registered players. This camp is skill based, skating, passing, and shooting drills. Each session might end with some sort of a game, but more than likely will not be a typical scrimmage.

You must be fully registered with MN Special Hockey for the upcoming 2021-2022 season in order to attend this camp.  There will be no exceptions!


When: Four Sundays in October

  • 3rd (8:45 am)
  • 10th (10:00 am)
  • 24th (10:00 am)
  • 31st (9:45 am)

These times depend on the number of registered players.  It may be broken into 2 different sessions of 45 minutes each.  You will be contacted before the clinic starts with your skating time.


Where: St. Louis Park Rec Center

Click here to register

 

3. ****  2021 USA HOCKEY SPECIAL HOCKEY CLASSIC – Columbus, Ohio  December 3-5, 2021  *****

Minnesota Special Hockey has been invited to attend the 3rd Annual USA Hockey Special Hockey Classic in Columbus, Ohio on Dec. 3-5, 2021.

Players would leave either late Thursday night or early Friday morning depending on when the game is and return late Sunday night.

At this time we are asking for interested parties only!!  The board will be deciding this month if we plan to attend.   Right now, the board just wants to know of the interest of the players and who would be able to attend.  If this goes forward, information including payment, busing, etc will be sent at a later date.  

Please contact Tia Graves at tia.graves@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions by September 10th, 2021.  We will not be adding any additional players to the list after this date. 

NOTE:

If MNSH plans to attend we will be requiring a nonrefundable $50 deposit per athlete that would be used for our get together at the tournament.  Also, if we have a lot of interest we possibly will only be allowing 1 adult to accompany the athlete to the tournament if riding the bus.

******  4.   Raffle T-Shirt Winners  *******

Still looking for the t-shirt winners!!!  If you attended the Summer Picnic/Annual Meeting in Edina in July and won a Carolina Hurricanes signed T-shirt in the raffle, please contact Jane with your information at:  jocashin@comcast.net.  Jane is still waiting to hear from you and she has your t-shirt signed and ready!

****** 5.  Apparel for Sale ******

The Online Apparel Store is open!  Check out the available MSH apparel here:  https://minnesota-special-hockey.square.site/

August 16, 2021

Minnesota Special Hockey Newsletter -- August 16, 2021

 

1.  Da Beauty League Skate

2.  Raffle t-shirt winners

3.  Registration 

4.  Apparel for sale!

 

*****  1.  Da Beauty League Skate - Register by Friday August 20th at 10:00AM *****

Once again MN Special Hockey has been invited to skate between two Da Beauty League playoff games on Monday August 23rd!!! 

Players must be in the Braemar Arena locker room area before 5:30, skating will be around 7:00 (after the 6:00 game) for a short few minutes.

The registration is for entering your name in the drawing to skate with Da Beauty League.  Filling out this registration does NOT guarantee a spot to skate, just to get in the drawing. 

  • There will be 12 players allowed.

  • If we have more than 12 registered players we will have a drawing.

  • Skaters that played in a previous Da Beauty event may not be eligible.

More information about Da Beauty League can be found here:  https://www.dabeautyleague.com/home

Cost to get into the games is $15 (kids 10 and under are free).  Whether or not you skate... come and join the fun and support Da Beauty League charities.

Registration for the drawing closes at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 20th.  If your name is drawn to skate, you must reply to an email on Friday the 20th confirming that you will be there on Monday the 23rd.  If you do not reply, you will lose your spot to another player.  You will receive an email if your name was not drawn.

Do you have a connection with any of the Da Beauty players?  Please contact Jane Cashin with that information!  joacashin@comcast.net or 612-581-4483.  

Please register here to put your name in for an opportunity to skate:  Da Beauty League Selection Registration

******  2.   Raffle T-Shirt Winners  *******

If you attended the Summer Picnic/Annual Meeting in Edina in July and won a Carolina Hurricanes signed T-shirt in the raffle, please contact Jane with your information at:  jocashin@comcast.net.  Jane is still waiting to hear from you and she has your t-shirt signed and ready!

******  3.  Registration  *******

Summer is flying by and the new season will be here soon!  Player and volunteer registration for the 2021-22 season will open in September so be on the lookout for more information on registration in the coming weeks. 

Covid-related rules affecting the 2021-22 season will be updated and announced closer to the start of the season.

****** 4.  Apparel for Sale ******

The Online Apparel Store is back open!  Check out the available MSH apparel here:  https://minnesota-special-hockey.square.site/