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New for 2021-2022 Season for Mite level Players

North Metro and Armstrong Cooper entered in a co-op arrangement for this season for the MITE level.  All mite level skaters will be skating with Armstrong Cooper Hockey Association for the 2021/22 season. Ice will be split between New Hope Ice Arena and the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center.  Registration fee is only paid to North Metro and no fee to register with Armstrong Cooper

1. Register with North Metro first and pay the mite registration fee.

2. Then register with Armstrong Cooper at:

3. DIBS are still required for North Metro but not for Armstrong Cooper.

4.  Any questions contact the Mite Director or Assistant Mite Director.

For all first year mite players, please contact or for the first year skater discount code before registering with North Metro.

Attention Parents of First Year Mites

If this is your child's first year playing Mite hockey and you live within the association boundaries, you qualify for a $350 first year discount!

Contact the Registration Director at the email below for discount information prior to registering.

Karime Morales (Yo hablo español)

The NMYHA Open House is the final step in the registration process.  The Open House is held at Brooklyn Park Community Center.  Show up anytime on Sunday or Monday, it takes about 20 minutes to complete the process.

**Make sure to bring your $500  Volunteer Deposit Check**

Sunday September 12      Time-1:00pm to 5:00pm

Monday September 13    Time-5:00pm to 8:00pm

You can also register your player at that time if you have not already done so.

Online Registration for the 2021-2022 Hockey season has begun

Please be sure to read all information provided on this page before you begin the registration process.

Online registration will be available to all new and returning players through NMYHA website starting soon.

Starting September 7th, fees for returning players, Mites through Bantams, will go up $50.   

All payments for registration fees and mandatory fundraisers will be made online.  Please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, Checking/Savings or PayPal account information available.

NMYHA / OMGHA Girls' Co-op

Girls have the option to skate on a Co-ed team (Mites-Bantam levels) with NMYHA or on an all girls team through a co-op with OMGHA.  

Girls skating in the North Metro Youth Hockey Association and Osseo Maple Grove Hockey Association co-op to form teams from the 6U level to 15U level. The registration process will include:

1. register your player with USA Hockey (see link below), you will need the Current Season USA Hockey registration confirmation number to do step 2 ,

2.  register your player on NMYHA and OMGHA's websites, 

3. obtain a waiver from NMYHA. 

Players are required to participate in NMYHA fundraising and DIBS (volunteer hours).  Website for OMGHA registration is:


Junior Gold Players:

Junior Gold is a fantastic level of hockey with great opportunities for player development.

1. register your player with USA Hockey (see link below), you will need the Current Season USA Hockey registration confirmation number to do step 2 ,

2. register your player with NMYHA (Note: Registration Fee must be paid in full at the time of registration)

Junior Gold players do not participate in the candy sales and there is no late fee imposed.  


You must attend 1 of the 2 open house dates in order for the registration to be complete.  Show up anytime during the times listed below.  Open house location: Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center. The dates and times of the open house are:

1. Sunday Sept 12th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

2. Monday Sept 13th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm


Step 1:  Register with USA Hockey

All families MUST  register with USA Hockey prior to registering with NMYHA.  Players who have played this summer may have already done so for the Current Season if you played hockey.  If you already registered with USA Hockey, you will be able to proceed registering with NMYHA when online registration becomes available.  If you have not registered with USA Hockey, please go to  

You must have a Current Season USA Hockey Registration CONFIRMATION number to register with NMYHA

USA Hockey online registration:

  1. Go to the USA Hockey Website
  2. Choose member type: Ice Player/Coach.
  3. You must be 18 years of age to process a registration. Check the box that acknowledges that YOU are 18 or older.
  4. Select the correct season.
  5. Follow the prompts - - fill in all data correctly.
  6. Process payment - Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express (credit or debt card). A Visa gift card will also work.
  7. You may print your Confirmation page at this time. It will also be emailed to you immediately after the registration is complete.

Each participant will pay the USA Hockey fee of $46 plus a $10 MN Affiliation fee.  USA Hockey fee is waived for age 6 and younger however, the registration must still be completed for all players in order to get the confirmation number.

Once you have registered all players with USA Hockey, and have your confirmation page(s), return to this site to log in and register with NMYHA.

Step 2:  Register with NMYHA
You will need your USA Hockey confirmation number to complete this step.

  • Payment options include debit cards, Visa, Master Card, Discover, and Pay Pal.  Split payments will also be an option. 
  • NEW PLAYERS ONLY- once registered, new players must provide a copy of their certified birth certificate.  Please scan and email the player's birth certificate to  Players will not be allowed to skate until it has been received and registration will not be complete.

Step 3: Attend 1 of the 2 open house dates-

You must attend 1 of the 2 open house dates in order for the registration to be complete.  Location Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center. The dates and times of the open house are:

1. Sunday Sept 12th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

2. Monday Sept 13th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm


The Registration "Registration" is not currently available.

Minnesota Hockey Age Chart 2021-2022

Age Level Birthdates Between
Junior Gold 6/1/2002 to 5/31/2006
Bantam/Girls 14 & Under 6/01/2006 to 5/31/2008
Peewee/Girls 12 & Under 6/01/2008 to 5/31/2010
Squirts/Girls 10 & Under 6/01/2010 to 5/31/2012
Mites/Girls 8 & Under 6/01/2012 and younger


You are required to register your player(s) at the appropriate age level as determined by the Minnesota Hockey Age Chart.

Registering down to a younger age range is not allowed.

To move your player to another division, you must receive approval from Hockey Ops prior to evaluations.  Certain conditions apply.  Accounts will be corrected after teams are formed.

North Metro Open House

Come to complete registration at the North Metro Open House at the Brooklyn Park Community Center on Sunday 9/12 from 12:30 p.m. - 5:30p.m. or Monday 9/13 from 5 p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  

You may also register for hockey at this time.

Jersey Information

Any new North Metro traveling players (first year squirts or new players to the association) will have a jersey fee as part of the registration.  This is similar to other associations.  The association is going to pay to get the jersey's embroidered with the emblem, last name and number.  At Registration Open House in September your child will need to give their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice of what number they want.  This will be their number unless they ever want to change, number preference will be given based on age.  These jerseys will be the players so at the end of the year you will not be handing in your jersey.  

Contact the Registration Director with any registration questions.

Karime Morales

Yo hablo Español



Required for Mites and new players. A copy of government (county/state) issued birth certificate. 

 Please email a copy to  (preferred method)


Bring a copy to the Open House in September



Participation in the Candy Sale/Fundraising is required of all players Mites through Bantam/Girls U15 Divisions. You may choose one of the following fundraising options for each of your players.

  1. Sell candy bars: Purchase 90 candy bars for $125, to be picked up at open house registration time..
  2. Buy-Out: Pay $100. No Selling.
  3. Junior Gold players that are registering- email registrar for discount code prior to registering. email

Payment is due upon registration.


Scroll down the page for coaching requirements, also found on the "Coaches Corner" page.

USA Hockey requires 'SafeSport' training as part of the coaching requirements.  The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for one (1) season beginning on 4/1/19.  Please Note: if you took the training during the 2018-19 season, it is still valid for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.  The SafeSport website link is:

Coaching Requirements/Registration IMPORTANT!:

For anyone who plans to coach this year, whether it be Head Coach or Assistant Coach, please see the following requirements (these need to be fulfilled before you can be on the ice assisting the children).  These should be completed and sent immediately:

1.  Fill out a Coaching Application and submit to Hockey Operations.

2.  Register with USA Hockey here:
     Send the confirmation number to

3.  Complete the Background Screening form found here(required for all new coaches, every other year after):

Complete the online background screening form and submit to

4. Register as a coach with North Metro.  See link at top of the page. Or at:


**Click on "Electronic Screening (Register)--  Do not fill out the  PDF forms, they are no longer accepted..

5.  After you've completed these four steps, you will then need sign-up for and attend the relevant level coaching clinic and age-specific module prior to Dec. 31st in order to be certified.  Once you've been certified, notify the Registration Director and your team manager, print off the virtual card from the USAH website and turn it into your team manager.  

Here is where coaches can check on your CEP and Modules. It will not include Safesport or Screening information.

Once all the above have been turned in and approved you will then be eligible to participate this season. Coaches who have not submitted the required information by the due date cannot be placed on the initial roster and therefore cannot participate with the team, on the ice or on the bench. Once you have been placed on a team roster, NMYHA Treasurer will receive confirmation from NMYHA Registrar; USA Hockey fee can be refunded as per the Financial Policy & Procedures.

Thank you,
Karime Morales
NMYHA Registration Director



Under-Age Coaches:
1.       Student Coach
A player between the ages of 13 and 17 who is currently properly registered with USA Hockey.
2.       Qualifications
·         Must attend a training session conducted by the local hockey association.
·         Must always be under the supervision of a carded, screened adult coach during all practices, clinics, try-outs and in the locker room.
·         May help out at practices, clinics, and try-outs only. (May not participate in scrimmages or games as a STUDENT COACH).
·         May not act as a Head Coach or an Assistant Coach during practices or games.
·         May be on the bench during games with an adult. The STUDENT COACH will count as one of the maximum of four Team Officials allowed on the bench.
·         Must wear a helmet with full face shield, gloves and skates while on ice. Must wear helmet during games while on the bench.
·         May only work with players at least one full playing age level down (e.g., a PeeWee age player may act as STUDENT COACH at the Squirt or Mite level).
·         The Organization that is using the STUDENT COACH must provide a form indicating on what team he/she is participating as a STUDENT COACH, and, if applicable, what team he/she is properly registered/rostered as a player. See form below.
·         Upon reaching the age of 18, the STUDENT COACH must comply with the USA Hockey Screening Program and meet the USA Hockey Coaching Education Programs requirements which will qualify him/her to act as an assistant or head coach.