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    Welcome to North Metro Youth Hockey

    North Metro Youth Hockey Association proudly serves the youth hockey communities of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Fridley and Columbia Heights. Our ice arena is located at 5600 85th Avenue in Brooklyn Park, MN. We look forward to seeing you...on the ice!

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    North Metro is a 501(c)3 non-profit.  Please consider making a donation so that we can afford to bring hockey to every child who wants to play regardless of his/her family's financial situation!


     

    2015 MITE SKATE-A-THON

    Come skate with

    MN Wild’s NORDY &

    U of M's Goldy Gopher!

     

     

     

    WHAT:  Mite Jamboree Kickoff Skate-A-Thon!

     

    HOW:  Get sponsors to pledge money for you to skate for an hour with Goldy & Nordy!*

     

    WHEN:  Thursday, March 5th from 6:15-7:15pm 

    Check-in starts at 5:30

    (please arrive fully dressed, limited changing space available)

    No sticks please.

     

    WHERE:  Brooklyn Park Rink 2

    - We encourage all skaters to find at least 5 pledges of any amount.**  Ask your grandparents, friends, family, neighbors!

     

    - Awards for top individual & team dollar amounts raised!

    Free hot dog and pop for all skaters

    Redeemable anytime during the Mite Jamboree.

     

     

     

    *In order to participate, the Mite skater simply needs to return

    the sponsor sheet with monies collected on the night of the Skate-A-Thon.

    **Minimum of $7 in total pledges required to participate.

    Jamboree Donations Needed!!

    We will once again be holding our 5th annual silent auction on Saturday March 7th.  Last year the silent auction brought in a little over $3800 and is budgeted to do the same this year.  Some of the basket themes available are:

    *Parking spot out front     *St. Paul Saints Tickets    *BEATS Headphones       *Many Gift Cards  *Hotel Stays         *Signed Gopher Hockey T-Shirt  *Beer Basket     *USA Inflatables   *Movies and Games     *More!!

    It is not too late to donate something to this fun event!  Stop down on Saturday and place a bid!  Thank you to all the families who have shown so much support for Pirate Hockey this year!  Let’s keep up the momentum and end it with a bang!

    Danya Skifstrom-Silent Auction Chair dbodem@hotmail.com


    2015 Bantam B West Region

    Congratulation to the NM Bantams on earning a trip to the West Region tournament. The Bantams are currently ranked #2 in the state.

    Click on the link below to follow the Bantams as they continue to play this season. The West Region tournament takes place in Buffalo.

    http://www.minnesotahockey.org/page/show/1116702-bantam-b-west


    If you would like to host your year end team event at the community center, please refer to the attachment for special rates!!


    Thank you for organizing the youth hockey tournament for Fridley’s WinterFest 2015!  The wonderful 40 degree weather and fun activities brought out a record number of people, we estimated 900!  It was so great to see so many community members out enjoying the afternoon together.  This event would not be possible without the help of so many groups, organizations and volunteers.  The youth hockey tournament is such a great addition to this event and I love to see the players enjoying the other activities as well.   

    On behalf of the entire Fridley Parks and Recreation Department I want to thank you for continuing to be involved in WinterFest, we hope that the NMYHA will join us again next year!  Please pass on our thanks to the players and their families (I have attached a collage of pics as well.)

    Thank you!

    Margo

    Margo Numedahl  s  Program Supervisor  s  Fridley Parks and Recreation Department   


    Schwan's Cup Champions!

    Congratulations to the NM Bantams on their championship win at the 2014 Schwan's Cup. The Bantams gave up only one goal last weekend beating Blaine, Champlin Park and Moundsview/Irondale to win the Cup.


    Looking for a resource to help you find other sports resources in our cities?  Check out this site!

      http://www.moveon.us.com/Default.aspx


    Justin Winker Scholarship Winners Announced

    Two winners have been chosen as recipients of the 2014 Justin Winker Scholarship. His friends and family created the scholarship in memory of Justin.

    Participants were asked to write a 500-word essay on how youth hockey helped prepare them for college. An award of $500.00 was handed to each of the winners by association president Keith Vowels at the July board meeting.

    The recipients, pictured with Keith, are Jacob Lange (University of North Dakota) and Megan Peterson (College of St. Scholastica)


    Fridley 49er Days Parade

    We had a great turnout for the Fridley parade!  Thank you to everyone who participated!


    A note from D3

    D3 wants everyone to know they are making a strong effort to reduce head contact (and hopefully the prevalence of concussions).

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    North Metro Youth Hockey Association

    Hockey is not an end. It is a means to an end. There is nothing inherently good about scoring, forechecking, backchecking, or winning. It is only good if it promotes education and learning. Those that come away with a higher work ethic, honesty, and integrity are the true winners. Hockey does not build character, rather it reveals it. It's these values that do more than anything else we develop that will be the true measure of how successful the NMYHA is.

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