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Newsletter October 28, 2022

By MSH, 10/29/22, 10:30AM CDT


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

1.  Apparel Store Is Open!

Order your online Strauss apparel now -- the deadline to order is this Monday 10/31!  Check out lots of awesome MSH apparel items -- hats, blankets, shorts, jackets, hoodies and much more!  Order by 10/31 and don't wait to get your order in!  Here is the link to order: Minnesota Special Hockey 2022-Wave 1 | Strauss Skates & Bicycles | powered by OrderMyGear (

2.  Registration Requirements for the 2022-23 Season

All registrations must be completed in order to participate in your first practice.  MSH has followed up with all players and volunteers who haven't completed the registration steps, including background check and Safesport.  MSH will follow up with players and volunteers again next week who still have not completed all registration steps.  

Players and volunteers will NOT be allowed to participate until all registration requirements are completed! 

You are not allowed on the ice or on the bench if your name is not on your team roster page.  

Player registration:

Volunteer registration:

3.  Safesport/Background Check Information

For those 18 and older completing the background check, you can get reimbursed for the background check fee.  Please forward your receipt with your name and mailing address to Holly Tchida at for reimbursement.

Safesport no longer automatically shows the course completion certificate.  Your completed Safesport status will be reported to USA Hockey within 24 hours of completing the course.  If you have questions on whether your completed course went through and your requirements are fulfilled, please email USA Hockey to check your status at:  Please include your full name and your current USA Hockey confirmation number in your email. 

4. Important Tips for MSH Registration
  • It is usually easier to complete registrations on a computer instead of a phone or tablet.
  • After you register for anything on the MSH site, you will receive an email receipt from “Minnesota Special Hockey” with the Registration Confirmation information.
  • You can look at your past registration and confirm registrations:
  1. Log into SportsEngine on our website:
  2. Click on the circle with your initials or picture in the upper right corner
  3. Click on “My SportsEngine” under your name
  4. If on a phone or tablet, click on the menu in the upper left corner
  5. Click on “Registrations” (left side panel on a computer)
  6. See your past registration list!