WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The Icebreaker is only days away, and there are still over 30 volunteer spots to fill. This event is run entirely by volunteers, and we desperately need your help to make it great!
Remember, your volunteer hours count towards your required RAYHA volunteer hours. Even if you have your hours covered, please consider donating some of your time that evening. Thank you so much in advance.
Also, please pre-register for the Icebreaker if you plan to attend. This will help to give us a more accurate count for the food and beverages.
Click here to link to Dibs:
See you Saturday!
The Icebreaker Committee
Good luck to all our teams in tournaments this weekend!
Spring Summer Camp
We want to let all Youth U15, U12, U10, and U8 (Bantam, Pee-wee, Squirt, and Mite) teams know about an opportunity for Spring and Summer hockey development this year in a program run by Joe Dziedzic at the Parade Ice Arena. Joe is a RAYHA Parent and RAYHA coach with a truly extraordinary background in coaching and playing hockey at the highest levels of high school, college, and professional leagues. Much more information can be found on the RAYHA webpage.
Brunch at the Tavern
The Tavern would like to support RAYHA by offering an opportunity for families to enjoy brunch together while fueling up before a big Sunday hockey game. Come in each Sunday through the end of March to get $3.00 per person (4 people per table). Find the coupon (and details) on the RAYHA webpage or show your hockey pass to receive the RAYHA discount. Enjoy!
Lacrosse for Boys and Girls
Lacrosse is a great sport for hockey players to play during the off season. Here’s an opportunity for your child to try Roseville Lacrosse for free.
• January 27, 2018 1:00-2:00pm (notice the date change from the last announcement)
• Minnesota Loon Training Center - 1633 Terrace Drive, Roseville
• All players welcomed, open house format
• See the flyer on the RAYHA webpage or go to: rosevillelacrosse.org for more information.
Kalli Funk - RAYHA Girl's 12UA Head Coach!!
This upcoming January, the best female BANDY players from all around the globe will congregate in Chengde, China to compete in the 2018 Women’s Bandy World Championship. Among that group of elite athletes will be a United States squad that is coming off its best-ever finish at a World Championship competition.
The USA Women’s Bandy team went 3-3-1 in the 2016 World Championship, which was hosted at their home rink, the Guidant John Rose Minnesota OVAL, in Roseville, Minnesota.
Joining the team and making their first-ever appearance in a Women’s Bandy World Championship are four fresh new faces: Kalli Funk, (Roseville, MN; St. Cloud State University) Marah Sobczak, (Stillwater, MN; Gustavus-Adolphus College) Tam Meuwissen, (Chaska, MN; Gustavus-Adolphus College) and Jill Reynolds, (Wayzata, MN; Wesleyan University).
Read the full article at: http://www.usabandy.com/news_article/show/852790
Congratulations to Alumni: Nick Becker, Trevor Daly and Marshall Murphy for being in the December issue of Let's Play Hockey!
Nine Minnesotans Named to the 2018 Olympic Team
The 2018 Olympic Winter Games are scheduled to open on February 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The U.S. women will open play first, taking on Finland on Feb. 11. The U.S. men will begin Group B play on Feb. 14 against Slovenia.
During the second intermission of the 2018 NHL Winter Classic, USA Hockey announced its rosters Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Teams for the 2018 Winter Olympics. A total of nine Minnesota natives were selected to represent the U.S. on the ice, including two-time Olympian Gigi Marvin (Warroad, MN) and 2014 Olympian Lee Stecklein (Roseville, MN). In addition, the U.S. women’s team will be led by Duluth native Robb Stauber who served as an assistant coach at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Click here to read the full article: http://www.minnesotahockey.org/news_article/show/871301?referrer_id=80470
Hello RAYHA Families,
Thought you might want to know...
Dane Ray - GoFundMe - Gifts for the Kids at Children’s Hospital
A very sincere thank you for the generous support from so many RAHYA families. We reached the Ray’s requested limit to Dane’s GoFundMe account within two days. We also exceeded anything we could have imagined for donations to purchase gifts for the other kids at Children’s Hospital. We got so much money that we bought some special gifts for the Nurses too. A special thank you to the students from St John’s Elementary who willingly donated their collections (over $200.00) and a HUGE thank you to Lissa Keeley who purchased and delivered the gifts to the hospital. The Ray’s, the children and the Nurses at Children’s Hospital appreciate your support, generosity and willingness to make their holiday a little happier.
Support our Sponsors - Purse Bingo, Wild Tickets, Wild Jersey and Cash!
• December 31 - Roseville Bingo Hall New Years party, tons of games and prizes
• January 2 - Joe Sensor’s: raffles at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30pm
• January 8 - Grumpy’s: raffles at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30pm
• Roseville Bingo - special events throughout the entire month of January. Check out their website at: rosevillebingo.com
• Pull tabs are always at The Big Ten too!
Lacrosse for Boys and Girls
Because so many hockey players also enjoy lacrosse and it’s a great sport for hockey players to play during the off season, here’s an opportunity for your child to try Roseville Lacrosse for free.
• January 28, 2018 1:00-2:00pm
• Minnesota Loon Training Center - 1633 Terrace Drive, Roseville
• All players welcomed, open house format
• See attached flyer or go to rosevillelacrosse.org
Happy New Year
From the RAYHA Board, wishing each of you a safe, enjoyable and very Happy New Year!!
2018 Ice Breaker Advanced Ticket Sale
You are invited to the 2018 Icebreaker, a family-friendly event to celebrate and raise funds for RAYHA!
The Icebreaker will be held at the Roseville Skating Center & OVAL on January 20, 5-10pm.
Wristbands are required to attend the Icebreaker. Your wristband includes:
• Skating indoors & outdoors (RAYHA skaters should bring their OVAL passes)
• Roseville vs. Hill Murray Alumni Game
• Access to Silent Auction, Vendors, Bake Sale
• Family-Friendly Activities all night long!
Buy your wristbands in advance and adults will receive a free souvenir Roseville Hockey pint glass that includes one complimentary beverage (beer or soda). Kids will receive a free souvenir Roseville Hockey cup that can be filled with complementary lemonade or water throughout the night. When you arrive at the event, provide your name and photo ID to collect your wristbands. Wristbands will also be available to purchase at the Icebreaker. At the event, Roseville Hockey pint glasses will be available for separate purchase and include one complimentary beverage.
Adult Wristband - $20
Youth Wristband - $10
Roseville Hockey Pint Glass - $10
Meet the 10UB team! They have 4 wins under their belts but equally as great is that they are having a fun season getting to know each other. They're easy to find too since they're all sporting these super cool crocheted headbands made by team Manager Jamie.
Dane Ray - GoFundMe
Many of you may know Dane or Ivy Ray. Both kids have played hockey in RAYHA since they were little. Now they both play for RAHS. Their parents have also been involved in RAYHA. Jill has dedicated countless hours as a Team Manager and a Board Member for many years.
On December 14, 2012, Dane was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He reached Remission in April, 2013. He’s gone through countless blood transfusions, clinic visits, needle pokes, spinal taps, hospital stays, etc. Dane has always remained positive and looked forward to his end of treatment; which finally happened 1 year and 8 months ago. Since then, he’s enjoyed living a “normal” life, off of medications, with clinic visits happening less and less; regaining his good heath, getting stronger, and enjoying his Senior Year at RAHS. During his regular check up on November 27, the world stopped again. His Leukemia was back.
Dane was admitted to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis on November 30. He will undergo a month of intense, ugly chemo therapy. The Ray family will spend the holidays in the hospital.
RAYHA has set up a GoFund Me Account for Dane because no one should have to go through this once and certainly, not twice. Funds will be used to accommodate his distaste of hospital foods by purchasing gift cards for Wendy’s, Dominos, Subway, Burger King, etc. He will also be using funds to purchase parking passes for his friends who visit, so they won’t need to pay ramp parking fees on the way out.
Any remaining funds will be used for fun stuff for Dane. His parent’s decided to max out this account at a reasonable amount. The family does not want to profit, but feel that Dane’s been dealt a crappy card and deserves some fun to take his mind off the bad. They also feel that “giving and receiving is part of the healing process.”
There are 33 rooms with children and families who, together with the Rays, will be at the hospital over the holidays. The GoFundMe account is certainly optional but RAYHA and the Rays are asking our families to each donate a couple dollars toward the purchase of Christmas gifts for the children occupying a room on the 7th Floor (Hematology/Oncology) at Children’s on Christmas. If each team could raise between 25-30 dollars, Dane could put on his Santa hat and deliver a gift to each of the other 32 children on behalf of RAYHA families.
In light of the holiday spirit and to help support the Ray family, please consider donating and making Christmas a little merrier for many.
Your Team Manager will provide specific donation information.
The Rays want to let you know that the appreciate all the prayers, good wishes and support.
The RAYHA Board
Did you know we follow the D2 Governing Bylaws regarding the time limits for game play?
Here is what’s stated in the D2 Bylaws:
3.1.6 All games played during one (1) hour of ice time, will use the following time formats.
a. A five (5) minute warm-up period.
b. Mites/8U - Period one (1) and two (2) will be twelve minute stop time. Period three (3) will be running time with a duration of what time remains in the one hour play time.
c. Three (3) twelve minute stop time periods for Squirts, Pee Wees, and Bantams.
d. Three (3) thirteen minute stop time periods for 10U and 12U. e. If a six (6) goal differential exists in the third period, running time will begin. If the differential becomes less than six (6) goals, stop time will resume.
f. The game will be over when the third period has been completed, the arena manager declares that the ice time is over, or when 60 minutes have elapsed from the beginning of the warm up, whichever occurs first.
g. There will be no overtime periods during regular season league play.
h. There will be no time-outs during regular season league play. i. If an injury occurs during the course of a game and the 60 minute time limit is reached, the game is over.
Rink Rat Hockey at the Oval
Rink Rat hockey is designed to give RAYHA kids a chance to play and interact with each other in a NON-Structured event on the Oval. There will be limited interaction with adults/coaches so the kids must learn to think and act on their own. The kids can bring their own puck or ball if they wish. If they do, they should have their name on it so they and the other kids know whose it is.
Rink Rats is free for registered RAHYA skaters only. More information on the Rink Rat tab (under Programs).
Rink Rat Schedule
November 20 - 5:00-6:30pm
November 27 - 5:00-6:30pm
December 4 - 5:00-6:30pm
December 11 - 5:00-6:30pm
December 18 - 5:00-6:30pm
January 8 - 5:15-6:45pm
January 15 - 5:15-6:45pm
January 22 - 5:15-6:45pm
January 29 - 5:15-6:45pm
February 5 - 5:15-6:45pm
February 12 - 5:15-6:45pm
February 19 - 5:15-6:45pm
February 26 - 5:15-6:45pm
Our Silent Auction Committee is working hard to collect donations from business this year within our community. This year, we will not be asking for cash donations from RAYHA families. However, we do have a few opportunities for families to be involved with the fundraising efforts. Are you able to help? See the flyer below! Please contact Jessica Gregoire at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oval is officially open for the 2017-2018 season. See the attachment for the schedule.
Public/Open Skating: $6.00 (free to RAYHA skaters when they show their Oval pass)
Skate Rental: $4.00
10-Session Punch Card: $53.00
The Oval does close due to excessive snowfall or extreme cold. As a general rule, the Oval will close if the wind chill is consistently below -25 according to weather.com Hockey practice in extremely cold weather is up to the coaches discretion for the team and the parent’s discretion for his/her own child.
Roseville Ice Arena Weather Line at 651-792-7122
Visit Noodles & Co in Roseville on Monday, Jan 22 from 4-8pm, mention RGH to add your purchase to our fundraiser!
Noodles & Company in Roseville is sponsoring a fundraiser to support the Roseville Girls Hockey program on Monday, January 22nd. Visit between 4:00 and 8:00 pm on Monday, January 22nd and mention you're there for Roseville Girls Hockey (RGH) when you order. 25% of sales will be donated to support our high school girls program.
Thanks for your support! Go Raiders!
There's nothing better on a Saturday morning than watching our little Mite skaters with a cup of coffee and fresh pastries! Thanks to Tim Horton's for generously donating to our hockey program - much appreciated!
USA Hockey adopted recent rule changes at the 2016 annual congress. Effective Immediately, all age-specific names are changing to their respective age categories: 8U, 10U, 12U, etc. to align with the new policy. Please refer to the table for the new age group names.
This is a huge change for the hockey community, and we know it will take a while to get used to, but we please ask that you use these names when referring to teams.
|Old Name||New Name||Age Division (Birth Year)|
|Mites||8U||8 & Under (2008)|
|Squirts||10U||10 & Under (2006 - 2007)|
|Peewee||12U||12 & Under (2004 - 2005)|
|Bantam||14U||14 & Under (2002 - 2003)|
|Midget||16U||16 & Under (2000 - 2001)|
|U18||18U||18 & Under (1998 - 1999)|
The purpose of Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association is to provide programs to teach, promote and compete in amateur youth ice hockey in a fun, healthy and educational environment for all participants. Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association strives to develop individual and team skills, teamwork, knowledge of the game, loyalty, responsibility and sportsmanship a positive youth sports culture, which teaches life lessons.
"The Roseville Area High School and Colorado College star is one of just two players to win both the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award and the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player."
RAYHA is proud to have Marty Sertich as a Raider alumnus. Marty is continually giving back to the RAYHA community.
Please take a moment to read a great article.
Congratulations to the Brodt Family!
Blaine, Minn. (June 16, 2017) – The Herb Brooks Foundation (HBF) hosted its most important fundraiser, the HBF Golf Classic, on June 16. The HBF inducted the Brodt Family into the HBF Youth Hockey Hall of Fame at this year’s annual Golf Classic, honoring the family’s long-standing commitment to the development of hockey in Minnesota. Jack, Vic, Kerry, Winny, and Chelsey Brodt were given the award at a luncheon at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota. Click on the link to read the full article.