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Mite Program

Mite, 8U and 6U Picture Day

Below is the schedule for Picture Day - Saturday, Jan. 23: 

11:55am  - Noon  Competitive Covid Retakes

12:00pm - U8

12:12pm  - U6 Purple and Gold

12:24pm - Mite 1 Gold

12:36pm - Mite 1 Purple

12:48pm- Mite 2 Gold 

1:00pm - Mite 2 Purple

1:12pm - Mite 3 Gold

1:24pm - Mite 3 Purple

1:36pm - Mite 4 Gold

1:48pm - Mite 4 Purple

 

Players should be dressed in everything except helmets and skates....NO SKATES! Please arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of time. We will be using front entrance but exiting out the side door just like practice. 


Mites, 8U and 6U January Schedule

We are excited for our players to the ice!  Below you will find the schedule for the month of January.  Please note many things are still changing and being updated by the Waconia Ice Arena, MN Hockey and the Governor's Executive Orders. We ask for your patience with WHA as we navigate through all of it.  WHA is dedicated to getting you the latest information as it becomes available and keeping our players on the ice. 

 

Logistics for arriving and departing the rink as well as any further practice instructions will be sent out closer to Jan. 9, please watch for this information. 

 

Please note this schedule was updated Jan. 4, 2021 


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.


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


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.