St. Paul, MN – September 15, 2020 – The Minnesota Hockey Recreation League (“Rec League”), presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union® (“Hiway”), today announced the opening of registration for the 2020-21 season. The Rec League offers players in the greater metro area a low cost, low commitment hockey alternative.
The Rec League has grown from 71 players to more than 600 players over its first 11 seasons. For the upcoming season, the Rec League will offer five levels of play (10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 16 & Under and 18 & Under).
"The Minnesota Hockey Recreation League offers an incredible opportunity for young players to continue playing our great game at a level and time commitment that fits their desires," stated Steve Oleheiser, Minnesota Hockey President. "We’re very grateful for the outstanding support Hiway provides this program, and we’re excited to partner with them as we look to keep building on the league’s success.”
The Rec League offers a unique approach to organized hockey, featuring a shorter season and an average of two events per week which allows players to pursue other sports and activities throughout the winter. In addition, the Rec League emphasizes teaching basic hockey skills, promoting sportsmanship and providing a no-check environment that fosters a love of hockey.
Practices and games are set to start in early January, will run for approximately ten weeks and conclude with an end of the year festival in mid-March. Participants have the opportunity to request to play with friends and family, and no ice sessions are held on Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings.
“Hockey has long been a part of Minnesota and is the activity of choice for so many, from adults to youth,” said Dave Boden, Hiway President/CEO. “At Hiway, we believe in supporting what is important to our communities and programs that encourage kids to be involved and to be active. The Rec League is a wonderful opportunity for kids to play hockey who might not have other options. We are proud to be the presenting partner again this year and to continue our partnership with Minnesota Hockey.”
The Rec League will be implementing several precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic that will include but are not limited to paired scheduling, mask compliance and Minnesota Hockey’s Return to Play guidelines.
For more information on the Rec League or to register for the upcoming season, click here.
ABOUT HIWAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Hiway Federal Credit Union, the official credit union of the Minnesota Wild, was founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department. Today, Hiway serves over 74,000 members in Minnesota and around the country, registers $1.1 billion in assets and welcomes new membership from individuals and small businesses. Hiway offers its members unparalleled member service and a lifetime of savings through lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer and lower fees. For more information about Hiway, visit hiway.org.