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. All remaining positions and roles will be filled on Wednesday, April 25.
CEO - Mike Oscarson
President - Gretchen Hopeman
VP of Hockey - John Nikolou
VP of Finance - Andrew Knutson
VP of Operations - Jeanna Hinderer
Check here periodically for summer hockey camp opportunities. If you know of a camp you'd like to add to this list, email: email@example.com
Clinics for Mites/Girls U8 through Bantams/ Girls U14 at the Vadnais Sports Center in Vadnais Heights, MN. Roseville Hockey Association players will receive a 10% discount if registered before April 30th. Use code: surefire10
Clinic #1: June 15th-17th Cost $110.00 per session Clinic #2: June 22nd-24th Cost $ 110.00 per session
Each weekend clinic will be have two session choices: Surefire Skating and Surefire Shooting/Stick Handling. Three hours of ice per session total and each session is $110 each. Players will have the option to sign up for one or multiple sessions per clinic.
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 .....game.
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.
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!!
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!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!!