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Monday's Hockey Happenings

REGISTRATION - 10 days left - don't delay!  After August 31, there will be a late fee added to the registration fee.

TRYOUT DATES are posted under TRYOUTS on the HOME tab. No warm up ice information quite yet.

New to hockey and you need to buy equipment?  Check out the article at this link...  Your skater has equipment and is now gearing up for the upcoming season, this article may give you some new off-ice ideas.  Finally, your entire family wants to do something fun together  and you'd be participating for a cause...  Run with the Wild and help the Herb Brooks Foundation!  Click here for MN Wild 10K/5K/1 Mile Run information.  The event is on September 16 at the Xcel Energy Center.


New Mission and Vision Statement

With a new Board of Directors and a new season ahead of us, we’d like to present an updated mission and vision statement. It is our hope that this statement will act as a guide to unify and enhance effectiveness, provide direction on actions and decision making and even inspire and motivate.  We are all looking forward to and anticipating a great 2017-2018 season!

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.

A great article to read: I Hope They Didn't Bring Apple Juice.  Click on link to read.


Roseville Raider Fall Warm Up Camp 2017

Break out the skates and get back onto the ice  for some high intensity skill work and scrimmaging as you get ready for tryouts. Join Carl Hamre, Brad Wieck and their staff at Roseville Arena during the month of September.  $135 per skater, $110 per goalie, price goes up to $155 after September 2nd.  Space is limited, first come first serve.  See the registration form for more details.

1st Skate Program

The Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association (RAYHA) is on a mission to give all kids in our area a chance to play hockey!  RAYHA’s 1st Skate program is specifically designed for kids & families who are unfamiliar with (or completely new to) hockey.  We’ll cover all the basics, and keep the focus on FUN!  The cost is only $25 and we will provide each player a set of equipment to use during the program.

The program will consist of 1 orientation meeting with off-ice activities for the kids and information for the parents, followed by 5 one-hour ice sessions (warmups, small skills/game stations, full ice games/activities).  

You will be required to write a check for $125.00.  RAYHA will not cash it, instead they’ll hold it then return it to you when you return your equipment.  

First Skate Dates are:

1st Skate Dates - at Roseville Arena

Equipment Exchange Days

Equipment Exchange Day

Wednesday, September 13th  -  6:00pm - 8:00pm - Roseville Arena lobby area by locker rooms

Saturday, September 16th -  10:00am - 12:00pm - Roseville Arena lobby area by locker rooms


The equipment exchange is typically for Squirt age skaters and up who need new (to them) equipment.  The exchange day is when you can bring your formerly used equipment to donate then see if there’s anything to take that would work for you.  

*There will soon be a big box at the rink for early donations. 

*We really need small skates and small sox.

*You may not find equipment your size.

*There was some confusion last year as some returning Mite 1 parents thought they could exchange the loaner set they received for another set.  Returning families need to purchase equipment.

*THANK YOU for your donation!

Monday Update

Make sure you check the webpage each Monday.  You may find a weekly calendar or a reminder, a fun hockey idea or hockey happening to check out  or an interesting article to read.  

Today there's a reminder, a fun hockey happening and an explanation as to why USA Hockey is removing traditional name usages (from squirts to  U10, peewee to U12,  etc) and an opportunity for referee training - we need referees!

*Reminder: August is hockey registration month.  Click here to go to RAYHA homepage.

*Hockey Happenings: click here to watch the state's top pros and amateurs play summer hockey - and get autographs!

*Name Change Article: click here

Referee Information:  The Minnesota Wild, in partnership with Minnesota Hockey, the Minnesota Hockey Officials Association and USA Hockey, today announced the Minnesota Wild First-Year Youth Hockey Referee Seminar and Clinic for first-year officials on Saturday, Sept. 30. Chick here for the link.

Let the 2017-2018 Season Begin!!

Roseville Area Youth Hockey What’s New for 2017-2018

It’s that time of year to start gearing up for the 2017-2018 hockey season. Hockey registration will open August 1st through the 31st. All of the registration is done online on our newly updated and reformatted website:   Double click on the “Registration” tab to get an overview and get your questions answered. Please make sure to register with USA hockey and have a current picture of your child for their 2017-2018 RAYHA Oval pass.

RAYHA is excited to announce our new social media campaign to help cultivate and create a more integrated association experience.  We want to provide hockey programs to teach, promote and compete amateur youth ice hockey in a fun, healthy, educational environment for all participants.  We feel that adding social media will help us convey our mission statement. We plan on using all three platforms to help keep RAYHA constituents engaged and informed on anything from practice cancelations to tournament announcements for teams and everything in between.
So, why not come and

Like us on Facebook at

Heart us on Instagram @Raiderhockeymn

or tweet us @Raiderhockeymn

Don’t forget to sign for the Canadian Days Parade! You can participate in Little Canada's Parade on Sunday August 6th from 12:00 to approximately 2:00. Walk or rollerblade in the parade and help us promote RAYHA, knock off 2 volunteer hours for the upcoming season and have some FUN! Arrive near the Saxon Lanes parking lot around 11:30 (the parade starts at12:00). Contact Chelsey Rosenthal at: to sign up so we can get a head count.

RAYHA Hockey Registration Information

•Hockey registration for the 2017-2018 season will be open on August 1st

•The registration deadline is August 31

•Registration is done on-line at:

•Double-click on the "Registration" tab to see an overview of everything you need to know - don't forget to register with USA Hockey and have a current picture of your child (for an Oval pass) before you register

    USA Hockey Announces Playing Rule Changes



    At the 2017 USA Hockey Annual Congress, the USA Hockey Board of Directors passed a series of rule changes. USA Hockey’s Official Playing Rules are evaluated and have the opportunity to be modified every four years according their official rule change policy.

    A total of 60 youth hockey rules were modified by USA Hockey and will go into effect starting with the 2017-18 season. The majority of the changes were designed to further clarify the intent of the existing rule or update its language. The most significant rule change is that shorthanded teams will no longer be allowed to ice the puck at the Bantam level and below.

    Click here for more information.


    Former Rosevile Raider, MN Gopher and current Olympian, Lee Stecklein surprised the Rosville Girls Youth Camp and joined them on the ice Thursday night.  What fun for our RAYHA Girls!

    Lee and RGH Youth Camp

    The Wild took over our game v. Stillwater - click the photo to see what happened!


    A time when hockey is more than just hockey...

    Many of you may know the Novotny family.  The three boys have played hockey in RAYHA for the past 15 years and Brian has coached nearly that long.  Jamie has clocked more hours in the stands than can be counted! Their family needs our support right now.  Jamie has been in the hospital, in serious condition, for the past couple weeks.  Whether it be a contribution to the GoFundMe account, a meal or sending positive thoughts their way, anything counts.  Please click on the link to see GoFundMe information.  A Meal Train is being set up too - more to come.  Once again, anything you can do will help this  Roseville family - let's get behind them to show our support!  And thank you, your help is much appreciated.! 

    Herb Brooks Foundation inducts Brodt Family into Youth Hockey Hall of Fame at Golf Classic

    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.