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Summer FUN!!

Hello RAHYA Families, 

Hopefully your summer is off to a great start! Here are some fun ideas which incorporate hockey practice, seeing RAYHA friends and reading...

Roseville Parade

This Monday, June 25 is the annual Rosefest Rose Parade. Each year RAYHA partners with the Friends of the Oval to walk in the parade. This is an excellent opportunity to show the city of Roseville what RAYHA is all about - come walk or inline skate with  us!!  All inline skaters must have a helmet on to skate in the parade. We ask if you have younger children that you walk with them.  Details will be sent once you sign up.  Please sign up here:

Puck Shooting Contest

10,000 Pucks is designed to allow players to track their shots 365 days a year. Each summer we run a contest to see who can shoot the most pucks - this contest runs from June 1 - August 31. Players can begin tracking shots any time, but only shots logged during the contest dates will count toward the contest totals. Our goal with this platform is not simply focused on the quantity of shots, but on the setting and achieving of goals for hockey players. Best of all, 10k Pucks is free for all users.  Click here for the link.

Reading and Math Websites

Check out these links for great reading lists, math activities and summer fun ideas.  

Book Lists/Free Printables and Imagination Soup

Reading/Shooting Calendar & 101 Fun Ideas

Use the specially designed calendar to help keep track of shooting and reading all summer long!  Or, find some cool or unique summer ideas to keep your kids busy....

Purse/Prize Bingo

For some adult fun and to support Joe Sensor's, Grumpy's and the Roseville Bingo Hall, see the calendar below for times, events and prizes.

Calendar Directions

Have your child circle the month and set a reading and shots goal.  Then fill in the date in each white square.  Now your child is set to check off or fill in the little circle each day he/she reads or take shots.  Enjoy!!!

Walk with RAYHA in 2018 Parade

Every year RAYHA partners with the Friends of the Oval to walk in the parade. This is an excellent opportunity to show the city of Roseville what RAYHA is all about. We ask if you have younger children that you walk with them in the parade. All inline skaters must have a helmet on to skate in the parade.

If you’d like to walk in the parade please sign up here:

A Letter From the President

Happy Summer!

There are many great projects happening within our association this summer. For the 2018-2019 RAYHA board, this is the time we are the busiest, working to set up this upcoming year for success. We would like to thank all of the families for their high level of commitment to Roseville hockey. We have an amazing and strong community/family based youth hockey association that I am proud to be apart of. We know as a board how much time and energy making the commitment to play Roseville Hockey takes.  I strongly advocate to all association members to volunteer and try to enrich to the organization in any way possible. We are always looking for volunteers and have many new exciting opportunities this year.

As I stated in my previous letter, one of my primary goals as President is to improve communication from the board to the association. As part of this effort to improve communication, I wanted to send an annual timeline of events out to our families.  This timeline highlights many of the big events for the year. The 2018-2019 RAYHA board wants to give families an opportunity to schedule their school/hockey year, plan a fun family vacation over MEA, or to simply block off important dates on the calendar so you can plan accordingly.  

2018-2019 RAYHA Calendar


  • 18th- RAYHA Board Meeting 5:30 pm

  • 25th-Roseville Parade


  • 10-12th-Coaches Interviews

  • 16th-Hockey Registration Opens

  • 16th-RAYHA Board Meeting 5:30 pm


  • 5th-Little Canada Parade

  • 20th- RAYHA Board Meeting 5:30 pm


  • 9th-Registration Closes

  • 11th- Warm up ice starts

  • 15th-1st skate Starts (dry land)

  • 16th-1st Skate

  • 17th-RAYHA Board Meeting 5:30 pm

  • 21st-1st Skate

  • 22nd-1st Skate

  • 29th-1st Skate

  • 30th-1st Skate

  • September 24th thru October 1st-Boys Tryouts


  • 2nd-Tryout Registration Opens

  • 5th-7th-Mite 4 tryouts

  • 5th-Mite 1-3/8U Girls Season starts

  • 8th-B’s & C Level practice starts

  • 12th-14th- 10U,12U Girls Tryouts

  • 15th-RAYHA Board Meeting 5:30 pm

  • 18th-21st-MEA Break *Coaches Digression for Practices


  • 2nd-4th-Coop 15U SPR Tryouts

  • 5th-D2 games start*

  • 15th-16th Team Pictures in the Olympic Room

  • 19th-RAYHA Board Meeting 5:30 pm


  • 15th-Girls Classic/Tradition Hockey Tournament at Oval  

  • 17th-RAYHA Board Meeting 5:30 pm


  • 21st-RAYHA Board Meeting 5:30 pm


  • 2nd-Icebreaker

  • 18th-RAYHA Board Meeting 5:30 pm

  • 24th-End of Season Mite Jamboree


  • 18th-RAYHA Board Meeting 5:30 pm


  • 1st-8th RAYHA Board Elections

  • 15th- Last 2018-2019 RAYHA Board Meeting 5:30 pm

  • 15th-Annual Town Hall Meeting 6:30 pm

*This timeline is subject to change, and we will communicate changes if and when they occur.

Please take note that we have two events coming up in June. The first event is our next monthly board meeting on Monday, June 18 at 5:30 pm in the Fireside Room at the Oval.  We encourage all parents to attend the monthly board meetings. This is an excellent opportunity for everyone to keep up to date on the events happening at RAYHA. Please join us if you can! The second event, on June 25th, is the Roseville Parade. Every year RAYHA partners with the Friends of the Oval to walk in the parade. This is an excellent opportunity to show the city of Roseville what RAYHA is all about. We ask if you have younger children that you walk with them in the parade. All inline skaters must have a helmet on to skate in the parade. If you’d like to walk in the parade, please sign up here:

Lastly, if you have any used “smaller” hockey equipment that is in good shape; please consider donating it to RAYHA’s 1st Skate program, which is a great way for families to try hockey for the first time.


Please stay tuned for more emails on some exciting happenings that the board is working on this summer!  We will be posting regular updates and news on the RAYHA website and social media channels, as well as sending regular updates via email. We invite you to like us on Facebook at, heart us on Instagram @raiderhockeymn or tweet us on Twitter @raiderhockeymn if you haven't already.


I hope everyone is enjoying their new summer routines and taking advantage of the glorious weather we have been having! Before we know it, this summer will fly by us and we will be heading into everyone’s favorite season: Hockey!


Have a great weekend,
Gretchen Hopeman
RAYHA President

2018-2019 Coaching Applications Are Now Being Accepted

The Roseville Area Hockey Association (RAYHA) is now accepting applications for qualified coaches for the boys and girls upper level teams for the 2018-2019 season. Parent and non-parent coaches will be considered.

Job Qualifications:

  • A track record of Leadership and Integrity
    Focuses on a “team first” philosophy, values communication with players and parents and serves as a positive role model to kids.  

  • Shares RAYHA Coaching Philosophy
    A commitment to teaching through positive reinforcement, improving every child’s hockey skills, creating an environment where learning is encouraged and embracing a team environment that values every athlete’s role.

  • Coaching Experience
    Possesses a history of effectively teaching the game of hockey and developing youth athletes on and off the ice.  Experience in planning and executing fun, productive and competitive practices focused on skill development and creating cohesive and successful teams.

  • Hockey Knowledge
    Has knowledge of the modern game and understands and applies the concepts of the American Development Model (ADM).

If you feel you hold these virtues and values as a youth hockey coach, please considering applying. Please click on the link and you will be redirected to the coaches application. Below you will also find contact information for the Vice President of Hockey and the Coaches/Player Development Director should you have any questions. 

Please direct questions to:
John Nikolou
Vice President of Hockey
Phone: 612.210.5060

Shantel Rivard
Coaches/Player Development Director
Phone: 651-226-3103

Thank you for your interest in becoming or returning as a head coach for Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association. Without your volunteerism we would not be able to run our hockey season. Thank you very much for your time and energy. Have a great first day (or maybe second) of summer break!


Applications are due by July 1st.

Gretchen Hopeman
RAYHA President


Squirt Summer Camp with Boys' High School Coach Adams

Roseville Squirt Hockey Summer Program 2018

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Location: Roseville Ice Arena

Staff: - Roseville Boys High School Hockey Coaches:  Ryan Adams and staff- Goaltender Coaches Steve Barrett and Marshall Murphy

Practice plan:skills training, small games, team systems, scrimmages, strength training, and team building



On-Ice                               Dryland/Team Building

June 11 10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

June 13 10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

June 14 10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

June 18 10:00-11:00 am    11:00-12:00 pm

June 20 10:00-11:00 am    11:00-12:00 pm

June 21 10:00-11:00 am    11:00-12:00 pm

June 25 10:00-11:00 am    11:00-12:00 pm

June 27   10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

June 28   10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

July 9      10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

July 11    10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

July 12    10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

July 16    10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

July 18    10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

July 19    10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

July 23    10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

July 25    10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

July 26    10:00-11:00 am   11:00-12:00 pm

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- Cost of the summer program is $260

- Players must be eligible to play squirts for Roseville in 2018-2019

- Player safety is our priority, this is reflected in our on-ice expectations and practice plans

- Coach Adams is CPR/AED Certified and First Aid Certified

- Coach Adams and his staff have an emergency action plan and emergency contact info

-  Roseville Hockey t-shirts will be given to players whose registration is received by May 1st

- All players need to bring a white and black jersey for on ice activities

- All players need a t-shirt, shorts, and athletic shoes for strength training and team building

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10,000 Shot Club

Back for the summer of 2018 

Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association Raider 10k Shot Club

Click HERE to join for free!

Board Election Information

On Monday, April 16, the 2017-2018 RAYHA Board wrapped up it's final meeting.  A very sincere thank you to all Board Members, especially to Matt Sundeen who was with the Board for 8 years and the Association even longer.  His time, dedication and contributions have made RAYHA a better place for our kids to play hockey.  

The election results for the 2018-2019 Board are as follows:  Justin Brown, Winny Brown, Jeanna Hinderer, Gretchen Hopeman, Andy Knutson, John Nikolou, Mike Oscarson, Shantel Rivard, Chelsey Rosenthal and Andy Skoogman. Last night the Executive Committee was determined.  

Executive Committee

CEO - Mike Oscarson
President - Gretchen Hopeman
VP of Hockey - John Nikolou
VP of Finance - Andrew Knutson
VP of Operations - Jeanna Hinderer


1. Here's what happened with our teams who played for state titles:

A Bantams - Consolations Champions!  

Girl's 15UA - Consolation Runner-Up!

Girl's 15UB lost both games

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THREE TEAMS!  RAHYA is proud of each team!  Please see the note below from the A Bantam Manager.  He posted it on his facebook page but I asked him if I could share it with RAYHA - it sums up how much more the game of hockey can be...


A Note from Kevin Courtney - A Bantam Manager

After 10 years with Roseville Hockey, our Grant will play his last games this weekend. Along the way, teammates have become friends, and friends have become family.

It was absolutely crushing to lose today to #3 Edina in the State quarterfinals. After battling back twice in the final four minutes, including scoring with :22 left to tie it, losing in OT to the defending champions was heartbreaking for all.

But if you back up a few steps, it is incredible to recognize the progress in the past few years - from lopsided, running-time losses as recently as 2015 to the state tournament this year. Beyond gaining in talent, the boys became tough, gritty, never-say-die, amazing teammates. Along the way, every single one of them have grown into young men of character, commitment, exceptional effort, and focused on the right way to approach life. All of the parents are beyond proud of each and every one of you.

You won the regular season title.
You won the district tournament.
You won the regional tournament.
You proved each and every night you could play with the best teams in Minnesota, matching them with talent and effort. Experiences like this will make you treasured friends for a lifetime.

While the rest of the weekend will be for pride, fun, and possibly some consolation hardware, the Courtney's want to say thanks to all who have been a part of our path - from the outstanding coaches who worked tirelessly along the way, the supportive parents who always put character, camaraderie, and effort over Ws and Ls, the association and the amazing support we saw today in a Raider-packed arena. Even though today hurts, we wouldn't trade a single moment.

To all our current teammates, we wish only the best as you will continue to make Roseville proud. The Roseville varsity has a great future ahead with the seven skaters who leave Bantams, and even more depth for the other six who will join them in a year. We may not be there every night, but know we will be cheering for you every..... single


Our GIRLS 15A team - Undefeated District Champions!  

Regional Tournament starts next weekend.

Coached by: Mike Wiltse, Rich Geist, Chris Bond and Jon Jones



A Bantams - District 2 Champions after beating St Paul 4-3.  They now hold the #1 seed in the Bantam A East Region.  There first game will be Friday, March 2 in Anoka.  Coaches are: Luke Christianson, Mike O'Neill, Mike Heffernan, Brad Macklem, Shane McKibben, Brian Comiskey and Manager Kevin Courtney

Girls UA10 - District 2 Champs!  Congratulations on a great season!  The Coaches are Pat Martin, Andy Skoogman, Brett Engelhardt, Rhonda Engelhardt and Mike Oscarson.  The Manager is Kim Elm.




USA Women's Hockey Team Wins the Gold!

USA!! USA!! 

Congratulations to Roseville's very own Lee Stecklein and the entire USA Women's Hockey Team! Lee is a U14 State Champion, HS State Champion, National Champion, World Champion and now Olympic Gold Medal Champion.   Roseville is proud, our country is proud!


 Roseville's Bantam A team earned the District 2 regular season championship over the weekend and a first round bye for the District 2 tournament.   District playoffs start 6:30pm Thursday night  in Stillwater - Go Get 'Em Bantam A team!!!

These girls locked the D2 #1 seed over the weekend.  Playoffs start next weekend.  SUPER JOB GIRLS!!!  Here they are, celebrating and having some fun as the take on their parents in a PARENT verses DAUGHTER game.   We bet the girls won this game too!



Our Squirt B Teams went to the Fargo Squirt International Tournament this past weekend.  A great time was had by all!!  Here is the B1 Silver team celebrating their victories and their placing at 13th out of 64 teams. Way to go B1 Silver!!




MN Hockey at the Olympics

Not only does the State of Hockey provide the most Men’s and Women’s Olympic hockey players and Coaches in the 2018 Olympics, we also provide the Zamboni drivers as well!! 

The Gophers have a proud history at the Olympics, and this year in Pyeongchang that includes Ridder Arena and 3M Arena at Marriucci ice maker Adam Stirn.   Check out the story here.



Moms Appreciation Game

On Saturday, Feb 10, the B1 Peewee Moms wore their son's black jerseys in honor of their players...

Then the players surprised their Moms with a rose and a handwritten card.  Even though they lost their game, it was a SUPER fun afternoon for all!

Proud of our Peewee C Team!

Many of our teams have done well in tournaments this season.  Here is one who has made RAYHA very proud!  Roseville PeeWee C took first place at the Tartan Cup with wins over Edgcumbe 7-1, St. Paul Highland Red 4-3 (in a scoreless overtime and 13 player per team shootout!) and a championship game win over St. Paul Highland Blue 3-0.

They also won the Championship game last month at the Pirate Classic. That win is featured in the Feb 1st addition of Let’s Play Hockey.  Way to go boys!!

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!

Thank You from Dane

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.  


The talented (and matching) 10UB team!

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. 

Understanding the Time Limits for Game Play - D2 Governing Bylaws

 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.


The Oval is officially open for the 2017-2018 season.   See the attachment for the schedule.  

Admission Prices

Public/Open Skating: $6.00 (free to RAYHA skaters when they show their Oval pass)

Skate Rental: $4.00

Sharpening: $5.00

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 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


Strong Sponsorship Continues

Tim Horton's

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)

RAYHA Mission and Vision Statement

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


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.

Way to Go Girl's 10UA Team!

Something cool that happened over the weekend - the Girls 10UA team clinched the #1 seed in the district! We were tied with Mahtomedi going into our final game which happened to be against Mahtomedi at White Bear County Arena. The girls had one of their best games all season to take the win 6-2 and earning a bye in the first round of playoffs!

Best wishes to our Girls 10UA team!!