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Newsletter February 2, 2024

By MSH, 02/02/24, 8:00AM CST


1.   Alexandria Jamboree Registration - register by Feb. 4th 
2.  USA v. Canada Womens Hockey Tickets
3.  USA Hockey Neck Protection Requirement

1. Alexandria Jamboree Registration – Closes on Sunday, February 4th

The annual MSH Alexandria Jamboree is the weekend of February 17th and 18th.  Players interested in participating must register, see link below.  Registration closes on Sunday, February 4th.


Saturday Games:
A Level Players:  11:00 – 12:00
AB Level Players:  12:15 – 1:15
BC Level Players:  1:30 – 2:30
C Level Players:  2:30 – 3:30

Sunday Games:
C Level Players:  11:00 – 12:00
BC Level Players:  12:00 – 1:00
AB Level Players:  1:15 – 2:15
A Level Players:  2:30 – 3:30

All games will be played at the NorthStar Sports Complex in Alexandria.  The NorthStar Knights will again support the jamboree on and off the ice.,-95.3611068,15z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x52ca0dc526e968ef:0x7cf43dfa271f498c!8m2!3d45.8561515!4d-95.3611068!16s%2Fg%2F11gv0njk20?entry=ttu


Twenty rooms at three different hotels have been blocked until January 16th.  They are a discounted rate but players may be able to find cheaper rates at different hotels.  Reference MN Special Hockey when reserving to get the discounted rate.

Hampton Inn (320-763-3360)
2 queen beds $152
1 king $156
2 queen beds poolside $169

Fairfield Inn (320-763-0133)
2 queen beds $169

Holiday Inn (320-763-6577)
2 queen beds $139
1 king $149
2nd floor courtside $159
Poolside $169


The current plan is that MSH will provide pizza for registered players and their guests following the last game on Saturday (around 3:30).

The Alexandria Blizzard play a home game on Saturday evening.  MSH is working on getting free or discounted tickets to players and family members.  More info to follow.


2. USA v. Canada Womens Hockey Tickets

There are two (2) tickets available for the USA v. Canada Women's Hockey Rivalry Series game.  The game is on Sunday, February 11th at 1:00 pm at the Xcel Energy Center.  The tickets are in Section 119 with other MN Special Hockey players and families.  Tickets are $25 each and must be sold as a pair.  If you would like them, please email  First come, first served.  Once the tickets are paid for, they will be transferred via email.

3. USA Hockey Neck Protection Requirement

Last month, USA Hockey approved legislation that will require the use of neck laceration protection (neck guards) for players in all age classifications, other than adults, as well as on-ice officials under the age of 18.  Neck guards will be required beginning on August 1, 2024 for all players under the age of 18 and must be worn during all games and practices.  Read this article for more about the new neck guard rule: