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St Cloud State - Spring Hockey

Spring Hockey | Mini-Mites

Location St. Cloud, MN
Event Date(s) Mar 25, 2019 to Apr 24, 2019
Ages 5 to 6
Grades Pre-K to 2nd
This event is currently full.

Event Description

2019 Spring Hockey

The goal of the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center 2019 Spring Hockey program is to develop fundamental skills through gameplay. We believe that minimizing the playing surface and maximizing the playing time is the best way to keep players engaged while increasing the intensity level of competition.
 
Our Spring Hockey program will be played cross ice for all age levels. The program is 100% games orientated. Teams will be formed without tryouts. The program will not track stats, keep scores or use referees. This format provides an outlet for skaters to play the game without the traditional constraints of structured drills and practices.
 
Reducing the roster size allows us to maximize playing time through an appropriate play-to-rest ratio by age level. Skaters will improve core skating skills, agility, balance, coordination, quickness and an increased overall compete level. The cross ice hockey format will increase the number of shots on goal, passes, puck touches, body contact and puck possession battles. Less time and space increases the frequency of making hockey decisions and boosts hockey sense.
 
We are confident our spring program will provide a positive environment for improving skill development. More importantly, they will have FUN while gaining confidence to play at the next level.
 

REGISTRATION

Mini Mites (Ages 5-6)
Dates: March 25, 27 and
April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22,  24
Who: Boys & Girls
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rink: HBNHC Main Arena
Cost: $99.00
Registration Deadline: March 11th
Minnesota Hockey 2018-19 Age Charts & Participation Levels:
  • Youth 6U / Mini-Mite (Born on or after July 1, 2011)
    • Youth ages 5 and 6.
  • Youth 8U / Mite (July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011)
    • Youth ages 7 and 8.
  • Youth 10U / Squirt (July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009)
    • Youth ages 9 and 10.
  • Youth 12U / Peewee (July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007)
    • Youth ages 11 and 12.
  • Youth 14U / Bantam (July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005)
    • Youth ages 13 and 14.
Location
All Spring Development sessions will be held at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, home of the St. Cloud State Huskies. The facility is located at 1204 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud State, MN 56301.
 
Program Format
Mini Mite (6u):
• 4v4 cross ice
• 10-12 skaters per team
• Three 18-minute periods
• 60-second line changes
• Mini nets
• No goalies
• No referees
• No scores
• No checking
• No slapshots
• No icing or offsides
• Chase penalties
• Blue pucks
 

For More Information
Call 320-308-3327 or e-mail hbnhcprograms@stcloudstate.edu

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St. Cloud State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.