Minnesota Hockey today announced modifications to its COVID-19 policies. The Phase 6 Return to Play Rules & Guidelines will take effect on Monday, March 1st. Highlights include:
The complete Phase 6 Return to Play Rules & Guidelines are available here.
Minnesota Hockey would also like to thank everyone for your sacrifices and perseverance this season! Your commitment to doing the inconvenient and at times frustrating things required this year are making the goal of finishing the season successfully a reality.
Please visit Jameson Irish Bar, Joseph's Grill, Tapper, Lucky's, Blvd Bar and Grill, Carbone's and Union 32 Craft House to support SAYHA!
Remember we can contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by doing these five things:
Please stop in and dine with your family and friends and support the resturants that help the future of Youth Hockey In our Community
Please check out all our generous sponsors!
John V. Hoene - West St. Paul Arena is located at 60 West Emerson in West St. Paul. The arena is a classic rink erected in 1971 for the historic Sibley Area youth hockey association Warriors Boy's and Girl's hockey teams. The rink itself is really squeezed within the walls of the building with no room to walk from the players benches/scorekeepers box. Additionally, the net-ends of the rink meet brick walls for either end of the structure so there is no walking room to circle around the ice sheet. The wall and clock that hang above the entrance wall of the rink have seen more shots than retired NHL goaltenders with the puck marks to prove it!
The arena itself is named after John V. Hoene (1914-2001) whom devoted his adult life to youth hockey; spearheading the effort in the early 1970's to get an ice arena built in the city. Being an old-time hockey player/coach himself in both Duluth and West St. Paul until age 72, he was a lifelong promotor of youth hockey and other sports. An incorporator of the youth hockey association of West St. Paul in 1965, Hoene won the West St. Paul 1970 "Man of the Year" award in recognition of his efforts for young people. John was the original inductee in the West St. Paul Hockey Hall of Fame, and he provided the foundation for the West St. Paul arena to exist.
The 1971 erected arena underwent renovation in 1997, that added the front lobby, concessions, bathrooms, offices and locker-rooms that were not part of the original structure.
In 2015 new refrigeration equipment and coils were added to ensure many more years of use!
Source - www.vintagemnhockey.com
Minnesota Hockey honored SAYHA on April 13 with its annual “Grow the Game” Award. The award recognizes outstanding dedication to introducing hockey to a community’s youngest members.
According to Minnesota Hockey, SAYHA has been “relentless in their efforts to grow hockey in their community, and their efforts are paying off … mite /8U numbers have increased for six consecutive years, growing from 121 in 2012 to 180 in 2019.”
Congratulations to SAYHA and special thanks to BOD Member Jose Mesa along with Level Directors Ted Kronchnabel and John Seidl, who combine their shared passion for the game to create a focused, fun environment where kids can experience the joys of hockey.
Congrats to Sibley Area Youth Hockey for being awarded for the second year in a row the Gold Medal Certification for the USA Hockey 2 & 2 Challenge.
The 2 and 2 Challenge guides youth hockey leadership through national programs and tools to drive participation at the 4 to 8 age group. By growing hockey at this age group, programs experience long-term growth as these kids continue to develop.
The goal of the 2 and 2 Challenge is to realize the goal of acquiring at least 2 new players and retaining 2 additional players than the previous season's total in the 8 & under age category. Thanks you for all those who have helped build our Mite, U8 and Mini-Mite program with a special call out to efforts of Ted Kronschnabel. Great Job!
The SG3 Foundation Scholarship Deadline is May 30!
The SG3 Foundation was established to honor former Sibley player and coach, Sam Gottfredsen and his passion for hockey.. Dedicated to enriching the lives of hockey players, the foundation provides scholarships, support and engagement for players in the youth and junior levels.
For more information, please visit www.sg3foundation.org or use the application below to apply for a scholarship.
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