skip navigation

Minnesota Hockey Recreation League

The Minnesota Hockey Recreation League (“Rec League”), presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union, is entering its 12th season of offering players in the greater metro area a low cost, low commitment hockey alternative.  The Rec League focuses on teaching basic hockey skills and sportsmanship in a no check, low pressure environment that fosters a love of hockey.

Registration for the 2020-21 season is now open.

 The Rec League has grown from just over 70 to more than 600 players.  The league’s impressive growth and popularity can be attributed to its unique approach to hockey. In addition to providing players the opportunity to pursue other sports or activities in the winter, the Rec League allows players to request to play with their friends. Teams are formed on the basis of friend requests, geographical area and competitive balance with the goal of maximizing each player’s experience and limiting travel.

This season the Rec League will be offering five levels of play: 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U. Teams will be formed in November. Then, the teams will hit the ice in January and the season runs to the middle of March. The season concludes with an end of the year festival, and each team will have a total of 24 ice sessions. 

At the 10U and 12U levels, teams will average one practice and one game each week.  The older age groups will follow the same format early in the season before switching to a more game heavy format.

The Rec League 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) and Thaler Sports Center (Mound). Additional locations will be secured prior to the season. No ice sessions are held on Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings.

Prior to registering, we encourage everyone to view our eligibility information and to sign up for our e-newsletter.

For the latest Minnesota Hockey COVID-19 Guidelines and news, click here. The Rec League will be advising all participants of expectations for Rec League practices and games at a later date. 

2020-21 Rec League Fees

Registration Type USA Hockey Fee Rec League Fee Total Fee
Skater $56 $300 $356
Late Skater (after Nov. 1) $56 $350 $406
Goalie $56 $150 $206

*Players who register after Nov. 1st will be placed on rosters as spaces allows. 

Questions? Tom Mickus

Rec League Director

Phone: 651-248-3075

Quick Links

Rec League News

Special Thanks to Our Partners:

Founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department, Hiway Federal Credit Union now serves over 62,000 members in Minnesota and throughout the country. Hiway prides itself on exceptional member service, everyday savings and quick and easy banking. To learn more, visit

Freaky Fast! Freaky Fresh!® Jimmy John’s makes Fresh, Fast, Tasty® sandwiches. Homemade bread is freshly baked every four hours and locally purchased veggies and all-natural* meats are hand-sliced daily. Jimmy John's was founded by 19-year old Jimmy John Liautaud in 1983. For more information, visit