skip navigation

General News

Never Too Late - New Hockey Player Opportunity

By omgha 05/11/2022, 1:30pm CDT

Minnesota Hockey and the Minnesota Wild are teaming up to offer Never Too Late Camps in Bloomington, Coon Rapids and Plymouth/New Hope this summer! The “Never Too Late” Camps serve as a low-cost Learn to Play camp for kids age 9 – 12, who are interested in hockey, but have not yet played organized hockey. They are designed to provide skating and hockey skill instruction for players who may want to get into organized hockey for the 2022-2023 season. 


 
In addition to eight hours of ice time, camp attendees will receive a jersey and assistance with finding equipment if needed. 


 
The registration fee is $50 per player. Players will receive a reimbursement of their registration fee if they attend a minimum of five sessions. The camp will be capped at 35 participants per location with 10 spots reserved for Black, Indigenous, and people of color. For more information and to register please visit: https://www.minnesotahockey.org/page/show/6300423-never-too-late-camps. 


 
If you have any questions on the Never Too Late program please reach out to myself or Mike Terwilliger (mterwilliger@minnesotahockey.org). 
 

The Minnesota Wild, in partnership with Hy-Vee, Minnesota Hockey, CCM, Pure Hockey, NHL, and NHLPA, are pleased to announce the return of the Little Wild Learn to Play program for its ninth season. The 2022 Little Wild Learn to Play program will be available for 60 kids at 21 locations across the State of Hockey.

 

The Little Wild program is intended for first-time boys and girls hockey players ages 5-8. Eligible participants must be between the ages of 5-8 as of September 1, 2022. The program is intended for children who have not participated in organized youth hockey programs before. Children who have previously participated in Little Wild are not eligible to participate in the 2022 Little Wild program. Those in violation of this rule will not be allowed to participate and their registration fee will not be refunded.

 

All participants will receive four one-hour on-ice sessions led by the Minnesota Hockey ADM team and a full set of CCM hockey equipment. Kids who do not have skating experience are strongly encouraged to take skating lessons prior to their first Little Wild on-ice session.

 

All participants will be invited to attend a pre-season Wild game at Xcel Energy Center for the 2022-2023 season. Little Wild participants will each receive a FREE ticket to the game and have the option to purchase additional tickets through a special ticket offer.

 

Click HERE for more information about registration and locations.  

OMGHA to Host U18 Tier II Championship in 2023!!!

By omgha 02/01/2022, 1:30pm CST

National Tournament Announcement for OMGHA:


Earlier this month USA Hockey announced the 2023 National Championships host sites (read full announcement here). For the first time Maple Grove made the list. OMGHA will be host to the Youth Tier II 18U Championship from March 30 – April 4, 2023.

Colin Steen, President of OMGHA, states: “Being selected to host a USA National Championship is an honor. We look forward to welcoming players, family members and fans to Maple Grove in 2023 and to showcasing the people, partners and amenities that make Maple Grove the home of Minnesota nice and everything ice.”

Want to help? Great! There are many ways that individuals and organizations can be a part of this historic event. For more information, please contact the National Tournament Committee at becky.a.thoreson@gmail.com. A list of committee positions needed will be posted to our site and shared with our OMGHA family in the next few days.

About USA Hockey National Tournaments:
USA Hockey has conducted the country’s ice hockey National Championship tournaments since 1938, with teams from all across the United States crowned champions across various classifications. As part of USA Hockey Nationals, more than 7,500 players compete for American hockey top honors at youth, girls, women’s, sled, high school and adult levels.