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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.

Minnesota Hockey is proud to provide body contact and checking clinics designed to ease the transition into Bantams and develop those skills.  These clinics 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. 

Body contact and checking clinics are primarily designed for players entering their first season of body checking, but all Peewee and Bantam players are eligible to participate. 

  • Participants will receive 2 hours of on-ice professional instruction. 
  • Coaches will focus on developing key skills including angling, positioning, technique, awareness and many more.
  • A maximum of 36 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.
  • Registration fee is $90 per player.

Body Contact & Checking Clinic Schedule

All Peewee and Bantam players are eligible to participate.

Day Date Rink Time
Tuesday** Mar. 19** Coon Rapids Ice Center** 6:00 - 8:15pm**
Wednesday** Mar. 20** Bloomington Ice Garden (Rink 1)** 7:00 - 9:15pm**
Wednesday Mar. 27 Furniture and Things Community Event Center 6:20 - 8:30pm
Thursday Mar. 28 Maple Grove Community Center (TCO Rink) 6:00 - 8:15pm
Tuesday** Apr. 2** St. Louis Park (West Rink)** 6:45 - 9:00pm**

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

Joe Delich

Executive Director

Player Development News