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Mite Program

Mites, U8 and U6 Rosters

Score requests should be sent to andy@minnetonkaglass.com and bigbert22@mchsi.com. Please allow 72 hours for a response.


Mites, U8 and U6 Weekend Schedule

At this time the following will be the schedule for Mites, U8 and U6 teams THIS weekend.

Teams list will be posted here this evening (11/16/20) after 5 p.m. 

Saturday, Nov. 21 AND Sunday, Nov. 22

Per new Covid-19 updates per Minnesota Hockey, players should arrive no more than 7 minutes to the arena. Therefore it is essential that your player is fully dressed other than their skates, gloves and helmets. Also please make sure to read what area your skater needs to go to when they arrive to put on skates! 

8:15 to 9:15 a.m. 

                M3 Purple and Gold: locker room 4, warming house locker room and chairs outside warming house, Skate at Zamboni end

                M4 Purple and Gold: Locker room 1,2,3,Skate at warm Viewing end

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

                6U Purple and Gold: warm viewing area, Skate at Zamboni end

                8U: concession area, Skate at warm viewing end

10:45 to 11:45 a.m. 

                M1 Purple and Gold: Locker room 1,2,3, Skate at warm viewing end

                M2 Purple and Gold: Locker room 4, warming house and chairs outside warming house, Skate at Zamboni end

 

Also please read the updated COVID-19 Guidelines for the Waconia Ice Arena in regards to entering and exiting the arena, spectator rules, and other safety procedures! 


Mite Team Managers Needed

If you are interested in being a team manager for your players Mite, U8 or 6U team or want to learn more about this position please reach out to Ashleigh Moelter at camoelter@gmail.com


Virtual Parent Meeting

The Virtual Parent Meeting was held on Wednesday, Nov. 11.  Due to technical issues it was unable to be recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any specific questions, please reach out to: 

WHA President Nikki Siddons at  nikkisiddons@gmail.com 

Or 

Operations Director Carl Gjellstad at carl.gjellstad@gmail.com 

 

MITES

 

Thank you for allowing your child to participate in the Waconia Hockey Association Mite Program.  We are extremely excited to begin our season and start playing hockey, learning positive life lessons, and developing better hockey players.  The season will kick off late October/early November  and runs through the month of February.  The Mite level is packed full of fun but here is a preview of what you can expect.

  • All WHA Mite players will be placed in their appropriate age based team to start the season. 
    • Mite 4  (Boys & Girlsfirst year skaters in Kindergarten or Pre-school) 
    • Girls 6U (Second year skaters, Kindergarten and 1st grade girls)
    • Mite 3 (Second year skaters,  1st grade boys)
    • Mite 2  (2nd and 3rd grade boys)
    • Girls 8U (2nd and 3rd grade girls)
    • Mite 1  (2nd and 3rd grade boys)
  • Mite 1 & Mite 2 players will go through an early season evaluation in early November.  The main purpose of the evaluation is to give our Mite level head coaches an idea of where our hockey players are starting out so that they can develop better coaching plans throughout the year.  
  • Velocity Hockey Center in Eden Prairie - If you have a Mite 1, Mite 2 or 8U, you will also have ice times at the Velocity Hockey Center in Eden Prairie.  
  • Games – We will have our game draws in mid-November but District play doesn’t start until after January 1st.  Mite 1, Mite 2,  and 8U players will have D6 games, but we are working hard to get our Mite 3 and 6U players some games as well. 
  • The Mite teams practice most Saturdays and Sundays. Practices follow USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) which provides a fun and fast paced environment that creates more skill repetitions and puck touches than traditional practice models. 
  • Coaching – If you are interested in coaching your son or daughter’s team please reach out to Andy Puchner the Mite Coordinator for 2020 - 2021 season.
  • 2020 - 2021 Registration Fees:  
    • Mite 3, 4 & Girls 6U - $530
    • Mite 1, 2 & Girls 8U - $780

Once price hockey - fee above includes: Ice time, Jersey and Fundraising fee! 

Waconia Hockey Association is very committed to providing you and your player with a competitive hockey development program that also allows our kids to be kids!

New to Hockey?

Check out our Waconia Hockey New Player guide for all you need to know regarding your first years of hockey in our Mite Program.  

Also, below is our 2020-2021 WHA Guidebook with what Waconia Hockey Association is all about! 

For those ages 4 to entering 3rd grade, don't miss the Free Fall Rookie Camp!  Information below.