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North Metro Youth Hockey Association proudly serves the youth hockey communities of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Fridley and Columbia Heights. Our ice arena is located at 5600 85th Avenue in Brooklyn Park, MN. We look forward to seeing you...on the ice!
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North Metro is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Please consider making a donation so that we can afford to bring hockey to every child who wants to play regardless of his/her family's financial situation!
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If you plan to purchase flowers, plants or veggies for your yard and garden, how about using this invite and doing it May 24-27? NMYHA will get a donation equal to 15% of your pre-tax purchase! Print this invite and bring it with you- no limit to how many times you use it between 5/24-5/27. Please forward on to everyone you know!
Check out the attached flyers with information on North Metro's upcoming girls summer hockey. These programs will be run by our very own Aubri Lindberg as well as her assistant coaches Jody Horak, Heidi Spensley and Brent Lindberg, as well as U of MN Gopher forward Ashley Stenerson.
For the 10th year we will be offering an intensive summer workout program for Squirts/U10's, Peewees/U12's (combined) and Bantams/U14's. This program is for any player looking to improve hockey skills while getting a great hockey workout at the same time. It will have both on ice and off ice training. Please see the attached flyer for more details and the registration form. PS: there will be a per session pro-rated option due to numerous suggestions from families.
The date is set! Friday, September 13th we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Golf Outing. Please mark your calendars and consider playing or volunteering. Send an email to email@example.com if you would like to be put on a volunteer list or if you have any questions.
Andrew Pitts and his brothers grew up in our association and we are so very sorry to hear of the news of his unexpected passing. Please say a prayer for him and his family during this very difficult time of loss. There will be a celebration of life in honor of Andrew on Saturday, May 4 at the Brooklyn Park Community Center. Please click on the link for more information: http://www.evansnordby.com/fh/print.cfm?type=obituary&o_id=2075565&fh_id=11721
NMYHA members, we are in need of finding a new gambling manager to run our charitable gambling operations. This is a paid position and the detailed job description is included. For questions regarding the day to day operations of this position you may contact Deven Dubuque at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, we are looking for a location(s) in one of our cities: Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Fridley and Columbia Heights to host our charitable gambling pull tabs. This is a significant source of revenue for our association and you may recall we lost our site at Mad Jacks this year. This revenue helps supplement our ice fees and keep our hockey registration fees low compared to other associations. Please let the Executive Board know if you have any connections or leads we could take a look at.
Congratulations to both the Bantam B1 and the Peewee B1 teams who each took home trophies in their State Tournaments which took place March 15 - 17.
The Bantam's earned a 2nd Place finish in their State Tournament in Woodbury after loosing a 2 1/2 long, triple overtime game against fellow D3 team Wayzata Navy 3 - 4.
The Peewee's earned the Consolation Trophy by beating Sartell 6 - 3 in their State Tournament in Cottage Grove.
Both teams would like to thank all of the North Metro families who came out to support both teams not only throughout the weekend, but at their fundraiser events as well.
Look for the new banners to be hung at our rink soon.
This year was our first year hosting both a spaghetti dinner and bake sale during the Mite Jamboree. We would like to thank the following for helping make our bake sale a success in it's first year!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Please make sure ot visit these businesses as a show of support and to thank them for helping to support NMYHA!
This year’s 3rd Annual Pirate Treasure Silent Auction was a great success. We raised $3827, exceeding our total from last year, making it the highest yet. We could not have done it without the wonderful efforts of all of our teams and our local sponsors. We would also like to thank all those that helped to set-up, move and take down the silent auction. We can’t say thank you enough to NMYHA for a very successful silent auction. We look forward to bigger and better next year.
*Brooklyn Park Community Center *Brookland Executive Nine
* Brunswick Zone *Caribou Coffee-BP-Colorado Lane
*Champlin Athletic *Dairy Queen-BP
*Dave’s Sport Shop-Fridley *Davanni’s Pizza-Brooklyn Center
*Godfather’s Pizza-Brooklyn Park *The Haugen Family
*Hilton Garden Inn-Mpls *Jet’s Pizza
*JuJu Skirts *The Kiesow Family
*KWIK Trip Gas Station-BP *Mad Jack’s Restaurant
*Marriott Hotel-Brooklyn Park *Majestic Oaks Country Club
*MN Timberwolves * MN Twins
*Nancy Berg-Stampin Up!! *Sammy’s Pizza
*USA Inflatable’s *Up North Liquor
* Wells Fargo Banks
Thank you NMYHA players, families and friends for making this an amazing weekend. Your hard work, dedication and support are second to none and helped to make the Mite Jamboree, Spaghetti dinner and bake sale and silent auction a HUGE success!
These fund raisers are more important than ever as we are still without charitable gambling and everyone really pulled together in INCREDIBLE North Metro style!!!
So far we know we exceeded last years totals on the Skate-a-thon with $4,185 raised. Way to go mites!!!!! You should all be proud of this amazing accomplishment.
We also exceeded on the silent auction raising $3,865! This is incredible and thank you to all the teams for their creative baskets and all the volunteers involved getting donations. We are so grateful for your hard work and all your efforts!
The Spaghetti dinner and bake sale were also a success and final tallies are still in progress as we wrap up the bake sale today.
Thank you for all who contributed to the Mite Jamboree to help make the end of the season games an event the children will never forget, and to all the coaches who show cased their talents for us!!! There was fun had by all.
Thank you again to everyone for all your support!
Help Support North Metro Boys Youth Hockey Teams in Their Quest for Glory at the Minnesota Hockey State Tournaments
Check out the attached flyer for details on the upcoming Osseo STP being held again this year at the Champlin Ice Forum.
Nordy, Goldy, and all our MITES
Send us your tournament stories and pictues and we will share them on our website. You can put a short blurb on our home page and a longer blurb on your team page. Don't forget to share your success stories with www.letsplayhockey.com!
The 2nd Annual Golf Tournament was a HUGE SUCCESS!!! We raised $5,834.97 which is well over $2K from last year’s inaugural event. Thank you to all the volunteers involved in recruiting golfers, sponsors and prizes and helping us make sure everything ran smoothly the big day of the event, and to Mother Nature who gave us the most gorgeous day to golf. As you know our association is run by all volunteers and without all of you we would fail. This success is a clear representation of all of you and your hard work. We do have the best parents and volunteers in our association. Thank you for all you do, it is greatly appreciated.
We also want to call out one person in particular and personally thank, Cindy Timm for all her hard work involved in making this event a huge success two years in a row and helping keep the hard work fun.
We would like to thank the following sponsors whose generosity makes the tournament possible:
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The attached document will give you a snap shot of what it really costs for your child to play hockey with NMYHA. This cost analysis is per player and is listed by team. It is based on last year's financials.
Last year, each child was allocated $473 from our fundraising activities. If that amount remains consistent and you divide that amount by the 15 hours of volunteer work that you are required to do, you (the parent) will earn $31.53 per volunteer hour. That is equivalent to a job paying $65,500+ per year. The money that you help us earn through our fundraising activities reduces the registration fees for your hockey player. In other words, less money you have to pay out of your pocket.
You will also notice that NMYHA is incurring costs for each player that is not covered by registration fees or by fundraising activities. In order for NMYHA to continue to offer affordable hockey to the children in our community, we need to expand our fundraising activities to help cover the shortfall. We need your ideas & energy to help us achieve this goal. We operate as a non-profit association and rely on our volunteers (parents) to help make NMYHA successful.
Please attend our monthly board meetings at 7:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.
Hockey is not an end. It is a means to an end. There is nothing inherently good about scoring, forechecking, backchecking, or winning. It is only good if it promotes education and learning. Those that come away with a higher work ethic, honesty, and integrity are the true winners. Hockey does not build character, rather it reveals it. It's these values that do more than anything else we develop that will be the true measure of how successful the NMYHA is.