This year our season will be divided into four unique sessions:
Open House “Try Deaf Hockey” Sessions
Player Development Session in South Metro
Player Development Session in North Metro
4. Tournament Prep Session
Open House Sessions
Join us for an open house and experience our diversified hockey program. Sessions are free and open to new and returning players of all ages and skill levels. Players are welcome to attend one or all three events. During the open house attendees will learn about our program from coaches, players, parents, and sponsors. Plus, register for the new season and receive a few branded items for our team. Players will have time to change into their hockey gear before the 90-minutes of ice time begins.
Player Development Sessions
The player development sessions are free and split into two geographic locations: one in the south metro in Lakeville and the other in the north metro in Blaine. Players of all ages and abilities are invited to attend both Development Sessions, but we highly encourage you to commit yourself to attend all four events during each session.
Dates and times are subject to change.
#1 – South Metro
Lakeville Ames Arena
19900 Ipava Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
Sunday, Oct 22, 2023 12:30pm to 2:00pm Lakeview Rink
Sunday, Nov 12, 2023 10:50am to 12:20pm Lakeview Rink
Sunday, Nov 26,2023 12:00pm to 1:30pm Lakeview Rink
Sunday, Dec 3, 2023 2:40pm to 4:10pm LHA Rink
#2 – North Metro
Blaine Super Rink
1850 105th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55449
Sunday, Jan 14, 2024 3:10pm to 4:40pm Rink #5
Sunday, Jan 28, 2024 3:45pm to 5:15pm Rink #3
Sunday, Feb 4, 2024 11:00am to 12:30pm Rink #1
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 5:00pm to 6:30 pm Rink #2
Tentative event - Monday, Feb 19 with Minnesota Wild Hockey Without Limits Camp
Tournament Prep Session
The Tournament Prep Session is free and designed for those players of all ages and abilities interested in participating on the MN Wild Deaf/HOH Hockey Team. The Tournament Prep Session will be finalized later in the year and details will be announced on our website www.MNWildDeafHockey.com and social media channels @MNDeafHockey
The tournament prep sessions are designed to help prepare players for game strategy and situations with a goal of playing several scrimmage games in May/June with other teams. The major events are in June and include the Hendrickson Foundation Hockey Festival in early June at the Blaine Super Rink and the American Hearing-Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) Hockey School in Bensenville, Illinois. The AHIHA Hockey School is a weeklong event held from June 9 through June 16, 2024. There is no charge to attend the AHIHA Hockey School, however you will be responsible for travel, meals, and lodging expenses. The Hendrickson Foundation Festival and the AHIHA Hockey School are independently run organizations and are not affiliated with the MN Wild Deaf/HOH Hockey Association.
More information regarding Hendrickson Foundation and AHIHA Hockey School can be found at hendricksonfoundation.com and ahiha.org.