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Body Contact & Checking Clinics

Body contact and body checking are key parts of this fast and exhilarating game. To play at the top of your game, it is critical to be able to give and receive checks without worrying about the potential for injury.

The Minnesota Hockey Checking Clinics are designed to ease the transition into Bantams.  They will help train your game so that you have the skills and confidence to play to the best of your abilities in tight, physical situations while also reducing the likelihood of injury. 

  • Participants will receive 2.75 hours of on-ice professional instruction. 
  • Coaches will focus on developing key skills including angling, positioning, technique, awareness and many more.
  • A maximum of 32 participants will be allowed at each location and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Each clinic will have up to four coaches on the ice, creating a low player to coach ratio that facilitates one-on-one interaction.
  • Clinics are primarily designed for players entering their first season of body checking, but all Peewee and Bantam players are eligible to participate.
  • Registration fee is $90 per player.
Date Day Location Arena Time
3/26/2017** Sunday Moorhead** Moorhead Youth Hockey Arena 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4/3/2017** Monday Rochester** Rochester Recreation Center 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4/5/2017** Wednesday Vadnais Heights** Vadnais Heights Sports Center 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4/17/2017** Monday Prior Lake Dakotah Ice Center 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4/24/2017** Monday Cottage Grove** Cottage Grove Ice Center 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4/30/17** Sunday Buffalo Buffalo Civic Center 1:45 PM - 4:45 PM
5/1/17 Monday Rochester Graham Arena 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5/8/17 Monday Bloomington Bloomington Ice Garden 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5/13/2017** Saturday St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

*All times and locations are subject to change based on availability.
**This location is now full.

Questions ?

Phone: 651-312-3463

“By preparing and promoting early learning of proper body contact and hits, you’re building up a player’s confidence. Whether you’re 6-foot-4, 240 pounds or 5-foot-4, 120 pounds, we’re leveling the playing field and eliminating the big hits with no purpose."

-ADM Regional Mgr. Guy Gosselin

Former NHLer and US Olympian

Rochester, MN native