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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR COACHING

Coaching applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 season.  Positions are open for both head and assistant coaches at all levels of the traveling association (Squirts-Jr. Gold).  If you are interested in coaching, please click on the link below to apply.   Or if you know of a qualified coach that may be  interested please pass this information on to him or her.  If you have questions please contact Stephanie Cossette at scossette@comcast.net

 

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LITTLE WILD PROGRAM

Jefferson Families - 

This week, the Minnesota Wild just sent out the press release below regarding the Little Wild program. Jefferson Hockey has once again partnered with the Minnesota Wild to purchased ice and host this program.

Registration will open on Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00 AM. 

As in past years, we expect locations to fill up quickly. This program has done remarkable things to grow the game (over 18,000 players in Minnesota this year!).  We need your help to get the word out to interested families.  Please encourage them to sign up as soon as possible once registration opens.

Keep in mind that the program is available to 5 – 8 year old players.  Players must be new to hockey. Any child who has played organized hockey in the past is NOT eligible (Kids in Learn to Skate programs would be eligible). 

Thank you for your support.  If you have questions please contact Stephanie Cossette at scossette@comcast.net.

 

2017 LITTLE WILD LEARN-TO-PLAY REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 23 

16 Communities Set to Host, including five first-time hosts in Fourth Year of Youth Hockey Initiative

 

    SAINT PAUL, Minn. -  The Minnesota Wild along with the NHL and NHLPA and partners Minnesota Hockey, CCM, Total Hockey and Hy-Vee announced today that registration for the 2017 Little Wild Learn-to-Play program, presented by Hy-Vee, will open at 10 a.m. (CT) on Tuesday, May 23 at www.wild.com/littlewild. Five new locations have been added for 2017 bringing the total this year to 16 participating communities across the State of Hockey.

 

    The Little Wild Program, presented by Hy-Vee, is designed to introduce the game of ice hockey at the beginner level by offering a low-cost, low-commitment opportunity in an effort to increase participation in youth hockey and grow the game. The NHL and NHLPA fund the program and provide equipment for participants. The program also promotes the importance of regular exercise, teamwork, and developing leadership skills while having fun experiencing the game of hockey.

 

    "This past season, we saw another unprecedented jump of 8 & Under registration numbers, with more than 18,000 players in that age group joining teams across Minnesota," said Minnesota Hockey Executive Director Glen Andresen. "Little Wild Learn-to-Play has played a huge role in that growth and it is increasing each year with the growing popularity of the program. We are very excited to add five new locations so that we can increase numbers in those communities and surrounding areas."

 

    The Little Wild program will begin in September when more than 1,000 kids will have the opportunity to take part. Each participant will be outfitted with gear from head-to-toe and receive four hours of professional on-ice instruction for $100.

 

    Former Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard returns as the program's NHL alumni Learn-to-Play Local Manager. Ballard will spend time onsite to assist with on-ice instruction, as well as providing guidance for first-time hockey parents.

 

    "We are excited to share the game we love with children and families across the state," said Minnesota Wild Chief Operating Officer Matt Majka. "The Little Wild Learn-to-Play Program underscores our commitment, with our valued partners, to create a greater State of Hockey."

 

    Registration for Little Wild Learn-to-Play will begin at 10 a.m. (CT) on Tuesday, May 23 on www.wild.com/littlewild on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for 2017, children must have a date of birth that is between September 1, 2008 and September 1, 2012. The program is open only to those who have not already participated on an organized youth hockey team or association. Completion of a learn-to-skate program is suggested in advance of Little Wild participation. Children with any previous hockey league experience (including previous Little Wild enrollment) are not eligible to participate in the program.

 

    The program at each location will be led by licensed USA Hockey and Minnesota Hockey instructors. Each participant will receive CCM equipment including skates, a hockey bag, jersey, helmet, gloves, pants, protective pads, hockey socks and a stick. The cost of the program includes all equipment and four hours of on-ice instruction. If not enrolled in the program, equipment can be purchased at Total Hockey locations. 

 

2017 Little Wild Learn-to-Play Locations and Times

 

Location (Rink)

Day

Dates

Time

Bemidji (Bemidji Community Arena)

Sun

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8

5:45-6:45 p.m.

Bloomington (Bloomington Ice Garden)

Wed

9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

7:15-8:15 p.m.

Champlin Park (Champlin Ice Forum)*

Sun

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1

11:15-12:15 p.m.

Chaska Chanhassen (Chaska Community Center)*

Tue

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3

7:15-8:15 p.m.

Duluth (Heritage Sports Center)

Sun

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Forest Lake (Forest Lake Sports Center)

Fri

9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Lakeville (Ames Arena)

Tue

9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Minneapolis (Parade Ice Garden)

Sun

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Moorhead (Moorhead Ice Arena)

Sun

9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Owatonna (Four Seasons Centre)*

Mon

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Plymouth (Plymouth Ice Center)

Wed

9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Prior Lake (Dakotah Arena)

Wed

9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

6:20-7:20 p.m.

Rosemount (Rosemount Community Center)

Tue

9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26

6:15-7:15 p.m.

Roseville (Roseville Ice Arena)*

Sun

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Willmar (Willmar Civic Center)*

Mon

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2

5:45-6:45 p.m.

Woodbury (Bielenberg Sports Center)

Wed

9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

6:00-7:00 p.m.


OPEN POSITIONS WITH JEFFERSON HOCKEY

Open Positions

JHBC is a volunteer run association that relies on parents to give their time and talents to help the association be successful.  There are a number of open volunteer positions within the association.  Your help is needed and appreciated.  Please contact Stephanie Cossette at scossette@comcast.net if you are interested in the positions below.

Ice Director - This is a paid position. Our current Ice Director, Karen Johnson, will continue in this role during the 2017-2018 season. The new Ice Director will shadow her in the upcoming season then take over during the 2018-2019 season.  The Ice Director is responsible for scheduling D6 games for all teams, Squirt-Bantam. The ice director works with leaders at BIG and BAHA to schedule ice for clinics and the season, coordinate the billing of ice, and manage ice for the association Mites-Bantams.  The position is paid $5,000 per season.  

Spirit wear Coordinator - Work with our vendor to provide spirit wear choices for association members.  Coordinate and attend sizing sessions and ensure orders are properly handled.

Tournament Director - This position will shadow our current tournament director during the 2017-2018 season then take over during the 2018-2019 season.  Work with coaches to select tournaments for all teams Squirts-Bantams.  Register teams for tournaments and make hotel reservations.  Work with team managers to coordinate responsibilities once the season begins.

Sponsorship Coordinator - Identify sponsors for Jefferson Hockey.  Work with sponsors to collect payment, get names put on jerseys, and create a sponsor banner

Season Kick Off Picnic Coordinator - Plan the beginning of season kick off event including making reservations with the city, communicating to the association, purchasing food for the event, and coordinating volunteers.

Manager Coordinator - Support Squirt-Bantam managers through training and information sharing

Jefferson Mite Commercial with Zach Parise

The Jefferson Advanced Mites had an opportunity through MN Hockey, Caribou Coffee and the MN Wild to film a commercial with Zach Parise this season.  Click on the link below to check it out.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd2kl7GQ55s

Heart Screening Information

Heart Screening Registrations

PraeVeni SBC (www.youthheartcheck.com) is making its state-of-the-art preventative heart screening available to ensure the wellness of our players.  They are offering a reduced cost of $79 and encourage you to use the link below if you would like to have your child participate in a heart screening.

3% of kids have an undiagnosed heart abnormality and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the #1 cause of death for student athletes.   Heart disease is typically symptom-free and characterized by the slow emergence of disease features.  Undetected heart disease can silently evolve into greater health problems, including sudden cardiac death.  PraeVeni’s heart screening can detect the silent and emerging disease features long before they become dangerous.

PraeVeni administers a Focused Echocardiographic Screening Test (FEST)™ for young participants (ages 5 – 20) at the PraeVeni Center near Shady Oak Road and Hwy 212 in Eden Prairie.   The 15-minute screening uses an echocardiogram (ultrasound for the heart) to affirm the NORMAL state of critical heart features known to be associated with SCA and which don’t show up during a regular checkup or sports physical.  To date, over 1,000 young athletes have been screened in the west metro and 20 seemingly healthy participants have been found to have previously undiscovered heart problems. 

Feel free to register them for a preventative heart screening appointment by visiting www.YouthHeartCheck.com and selecting “Schedule Appointment” at the top of the page.

Save $20 off each $99 preventative heart screening by redeeming the coupon code BAHA79 on the scheduling page… register early as available times are expected to fill quickly!

For any questions, please call (952) 222-9655 or email info@YouthHeartCheck.com


BIG Improvement Survey

Bloomington Ice Garden Improvement Suggestions
The purpose of this survey is to document and prioritize a list of suggested improvements for the city of Bloomington to consider making to the Bloomington Ice Garden. It has been suggested to BAHA, as the main tenants and users of the facility, that we should compile this list to share with the city of Bloomington. We appreciate any feedback you can give to help guide their decision making process. 
FILL OUT FORM

KRAFT HOCKEYVILLE USA!!

Thanks to everyone that voted for BIG for Kraft Hockeyville USA.   Unfortunately, we came up short in the final round but 2nd Place nets $75,000 for rink improvements for BIG.   

Thanks again.

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Recreational Hockey League

Looking for a hockey league that is less intense, not as much of a time commitment, and less cost involved?  Maybe the Minnesota Hockey Recreational Hockey League is for you. Click on link below for information.