2023-24 Season Information
STMAYHA Travel Program provides hockey for boys and girls ages 9 to 15 and follows MN Hockey age classifications. Players must be 9 by May 31, 2023.
Travel team classifications by birthdate:
All primary ice time is located at the STMA Ice Arena, with occasional ice time located at Moose Sherritt Ice Arena in Monticello.
Tryout dates for the season will be communicated in August.
Additional information, including the try out process, will be shared in early September.
Format and date to be determined for the 2023-24 season. Please check back.
10U - Girls
Teams are structured with A, and B levels. All girls hockey is non-checking.
Squirts - Boys
Teams are structured with A, B1, B2 and C levels. This level is non-checking.
12U - Girls
Teams are structured with A, B1 and B2 levels. All girls hockey is non-checking.
Peewee - Boys
Teams are structured with AA, A, B1, B2 and C levels. This level is non-checking.
15U - GIRLS
Teams are structured with A and B levels. All girls hockey is non-checking.
Bantam - Boys
Teams are structured with AA, B1 and B2 levels. This level allows checking.
Cost & Volunteer Requirements
First Year Squirt/10U Goalies: 100% Registration Fee Discount
Second Year Squirt or Peewee Goalies: 50% Registration Fee Discount
3+ Year Goalies/Bantam: 25% Registration Fee Discount
Players who are placed on AA/A teams will have an incremental fee to reflect additional ice time and tournaments.
Make sure to read the volunteer requirements before registration, including a buyout option. They can be found in the Parent section under the Resources tab.
Games & Practices
STMAYHA Knights and NWC RiverHawks participate in league play, district and regional play-offs through MN Hockey District 5.
Each traveling team will be scheduled four tournaments.
Ice times and schedules are structured to maximize ice time as much as possible. Times are rotated at all levels and teams. Bantam/15U and Peewee/12U levels will utilize morning and later evening practice times.
Jerseys & STMA Apparel
Each skater will receive a light (home game) and dark (away game) jersey with coordinating socks that they will keep at the end of the season. Each player will also receive a practice jersey and pregame apparel to be worn on game days.
Travel STMAYHA players are required to wear royal blue helmets, gloves and breezers. Travel NWC players are required to wear navy blue helmets, gloves and breezers.
*Association apparel and helmet stickers must be worn to games.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do they play?
The season runs from October-March.
When do we get the schedule?
Travel tournaments near and out of town are booked prior to the season start and will be communicated at the time teams are released. District games are scheduled at the season start and rarely are rescheduled outside of weather cancellations. Pick up games and scrimmages are scheduled by coaches and team managers and may be added throughout the season. Practice schedules are released as ice time is coordinateD.
Do you provide equipment?
STMAYHA does not provide equipment. Hat Trick Hockey is located attached to the STMA Ice Arena and offers equipment fitting and gear in STMA and NWC approved colors.
Is financial assistance available?
STMAYHA proudly sets aside a budget each year for financial hardship scholarships through our "Shining Knight Fund". Families experiencing hardship may request an application for financial assistance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Personal information is kept confidential in all financial matters.
What if I miss a payment or can no longer pay?
Payments will be drafted each month automatically. Should the credit card on file expire or be cancelled, it is the members responsibility to update information and ensure successful payment has been submitted. If a payment becomes greater than 30 days late, your skate will be removed from play until the fee is paid or arrangements have been made for a payment plan. Special arrangement requests can be made to email@example.com.