The Minnesota Hockey Recreation League (“Rec League”), presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union® (“Hiway”), is nearing its November 1st registration deadline for the 2018-19 season. The Rec League offers players in the greater metro area a low cost, low commitment hockey alternative. The league emphasizes teaching basic hockey skills, promoting sportsmanship and providing a low-pressure environment that fosters a love of hockey.
The Rec League has grown from 71 players to more than 650 in just nine seasons, making it one of the fastest growing classification within Minnesota Hockey. 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 Rec League’s growth and popularity is attributed to its unique approach to organized hockey. The combination of a shorter season with only two events per week 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.
Participants in the Rec League have the opportunity to request to play with friends and family, or even a specific coach. No ice sessions are held on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings
Teams will be formed in November and hit the ice starting in December for three skill development clinics. The Rec League season continues in early January, after a holiday break, runs for ten weeks and concludes with an end of the year festival in mid-March.
The Rec League serves the greater metro area and schedules the majority of its ice hours at the following locations: Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, Burnsville Ice Center, Fogerty Arena (Blaine), Minnetonka Ice Arena, New Hope Ice Arena, Richfield Ice Arena, Schwan Super Rink (Blaine), Thaler Sports Center (Mound) and multiple arenas in Ramsey County.
The registration deadline is Thursday, November 1st, after which players will be charged an additional fee to sign up.
Visit www.minnesotahockey.org/recleague for more details or to register today!