Minnesota Hockey Journal

March 2018

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MINNESOTA HOCKEY NEWS & NOTES THIRD ANNUAL LEADER CONFERENCE, APRIL 27-28 The 2018 Association Leader Excellence Conference will be held April 27-28 in St. Louis Park. The event is designed to provide an opportunity for leaders in youth hockey associations to learn best practices and network with youth hockey leaders at the local, state and national levels. The conference will open the evening of Friday, April 27 with a series of small group discussions on hot topics in youth hockey. On Saturday, the conference will continue with breakout sessions on topics such as legal aspects of youth athletics, finances, membership development, player develop- ment and much more. Participants traveling more than 100 miles will be offered a subsidy to assist in covering travel and lodging expenses. SAVE MONEY AND WIN WILD PRIZES! What kind of saver is your child? One who saves happily, or with a scowl? Every saver is unique, but most people who save regularly developed the habit early in life. Learning to save is a crucial life skill and Hiway Federal Credit Union® (Hiway) is committed to helping our youngest members develop. That's why we create programs designed specifically for young people. One of those is our Minnesota Wild Youth Savings Account. To make saving a little more exciting for young hockey fans, they can win Wild prizes like signed hockey pucks, gift cards, hats, backpacks and more—just by saving money. Every $25 deposit made to the account during the month earns an entry into a drawing. Encourage your young hockey fan to start saving! Visit hiway.org and click on Youth Savings under Save for complete details and official rules. Qualifications apply. Federally insured by NCUA. DOWNLOAD THE MINNESOTA HOCKEY TOURNAMENT APP Get ready to follow your community teams as they participate in the 2018 Minnesota Hockey Region and State Tournaments! Minnesota Hockey's mobile app puts all of the highlights of our Region and State Tournaments right at your fingertips. The Minnesota Hockey Tournaments app provides players, parents, family mem- bers and fans with instant access to one of the most exciting and memorable expe- riences in all of youth sports—Minnesota Hockey's Region and State Tournaments! Tournament schedules, arena locations, scores and statistics are just a few short clicks away on your mobile device. Plus, users can experience the tournaments from anywhere in the world by participating on our Social Stream, which allows users to share photos and videos of their time at State. Search for Minnesota Hockey Tournaments in the Apple App Store or on Google Play and down- load it today for all of the latest details from Minnesota Hockey's Region and State Tournaments. MINNESOTA'S BEST PLAY HIGH PERFORMANCE The CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Tier I Leagues provide the top players in Minnesota with an opportunity to train with and against each other. The league's emphasis on high performance training and skill development in combi- nation with intense competition is the best way to prepare for your Bantam, 15U or High School season. In 2018, teams formed at the Youth 14U (2004, 2005), Girls 14U (2004, 2005) and Youth 15 (2003) will once again have the opportunity to compete for the chance to represent Minnesota at the USA Hockey Tier I National Championships. New this fall, teams will participate in a training camp weekend at TRIA Rink in St. Paul, as well as the Minnesota Hockey Tier I National Invitational. Registration for tryouts will open in April. Competition weekends start in late August and conclude with Minnesota District Playoffs in early October. For more information, visit minnesotahockey.org/tier1. M A R C H 2 0 1 8 | M H J ON L I N E . C O M 09

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