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    The STMA Arena is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all. To ensure that, we have developed the following Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces, and that requires full cooperation among facility users and management. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our workers and workplaces.  PLEASE READ THE DOCUMENT BELOW THAT OUTLINES THIS PLAN.


    PHASE 5: RETURN TO HOCKEY

    Phase 5 – Local Games and Scrimmages

    Games and scrimmages are allowed during Phase 5, beginning on January 14, 2021.

    1. A maximum of two spectators per player are allowed for games, with exceptions made for parents or guardians that must bring in young children. If arena or MDH guidelines are stricter, teams must adhere to the arena/MDH policy. Spectators should be physically distanced at all times. Cloth face coverings are required at all times inside the facilities.

    2. The scorer’s/announcer’s/penalty box should be staffed by no more than two persons, preferably from the same household, and should be staffed by the home team. If off-ice officials are not from the same household, they should maintain social distancing at all times. Masks should be worn by off ice officials at all times.

    3. No resurfacing of the ice during games (between periods).

    4. There should be no more than three coaches allowed in the bench area during games. Coaches on benches must be wearing masks. One coach should monitor players on the bench and keep them physically distanced as much as possible.
      Coaches should figure out a system that maximizes physical distance between players on the bench during game play, stoppages, intermissions, etc. Space outside the bench area (next to bench) should be utilized whenever possible.

    5. During a stoppage of play caused by a save, the goalie should drop the puck on the ice for the official to retrieve.

    6. There should be no pregame or postgame handshakes. Teams should honor each other after the game with a stick salute.

    7. There should be no pregame or postgame huddles or post goal gatherings on the ice.

    8. A two official system shall be used for games at all levels. Officials are required to wear a

      mask. The use of electronic whistles is encouraged but not required

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    TRY HOCKEY FREE DAY SUCCESS

    We had over 40 kids show up to the event!!

    Thank you to all of the Knights & RiverHawks players for helping out with this event!!!

    Big thanks also to Kara Jandro and Gillian Rousslange for directing traffic and getting waivers filled out in the lobby, as well as Brandon Mitchell and Dustin Pender and Andy Johnson for coordinating all the on-ice activities. 

    WAY TO GO STMA KNIGHTS & NWC RIVERHAWKS IN THE 2019-2020 SEASON

    • U12A Champions! Brainerd Tourney
    • 2nd PLACE for SQUIRT C GOLD! OMGHA Squirt Extravaganza
    • The Squirt A team are CHAMPIONS! Apple Valley “Big Apple” Tournament
    • Squirt B1-Gold took Runner up Roseau Neal Broten Tourney
    • U15B Second place Battle of the Northwoods Tournament
    • 8U Gold A Whitecaps take 1st place Elk River Barn Burner
    • Squirt C Blue Team win Championship! Brick City Classic Tournament today in Chaska/Chanhassen.
    • RiverHawks U10B Hopkins Thanksgiving Tournament Champions!
    • Bantam AA Champions at 2019 Battle for the Blue Ox in Moorhead (white bracket)
    • 3rd PLACE at 2019 U10A All American Girls Tourney

    attention coaches!!!!

    For all of you who plan on coaching this season, USA hockey has changed all CEP requirements to virtual classes online.    You may complete any virtual CEP session from any location - yes, even in Alaska!  Coaches should complete the next level CEP class - not apply for the temporary card.

    For further info, please click the link below.

     https://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics

    Please feel free to reach out to Kenny Waller with any questions.

     

    VOLUNTEER HOURS/CHECKS 2019/2020 SEASON

    STMAYHA Board of Directors understands this is a very uneasy time for many of our hockey families. With the uncertainty of the current situation with COVID19 we have made the decision to CANCEL any volunteer hours left for the 2019/2020 season and shred ALL CHECKS with outstanding hours.

    • NO Checks will be cashed. 
    • NO hours will need to be made up or rolled over


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    UPCOMING BOARD MEETING DATES

    All 2020 open board meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of each month at the STMA Arena Community Room, with the exception of ELECTIONS in April which will be held at MS East Cafeteria.  Please check the calendar for dates & time.

    Meeting Minutes from Board Meetings

    Want to know what was discussed at our monthly board meetings? 

    All  board meeting minutes can be found here.

    COACH HARV GRACZYK FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS