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Try Hockey at our Introduction to Hockey

Is Your Child Interested in trying hockey?

  • Three 1-hr on-ice lessons
  • FREE* equipment package from Westwood Sports containing most equipment you will need. Approx. $100 - 150 value (*Equipment MUST be returned if your player does not play for EVHA during the winter season)
    • You will be contacted for equipment fitting sessions.
    • Pre-Registration required to participate
  • FREE winter season registration (must register by 10/7) You will receive a discount voucher for this after registering for Intro to Hockey.

Players are NOT required to attend all sessions. Register and come to as many sessions as you are able.


  • Sunday 9/17/17  2:15-3:15pm or 3:30-4:30pm
  • Sunday 10/1/17  2:15-3:15pm or 3:30-4:30pm
  • Sunday 10/8/17  1:00-2:00pm or 2:15-3:15pm

All sessions will be at Hayes Arena in Apple Valley.

You will be contacted prior to the event by the event coordinators to confirm your start time for each day.

Hayes Park Arena

Click for a map to Hayes Park Arena

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the Intro to Hockey program at Hayes?

  • Boys and girls ages 4-9 who have NOT played organized hockey previously.
  • Birth date between 7/1/2008 and 6/30/2013 
  • Players must live in the Eastview High School attendance area or open enroll to an EVHS feeder school.

What is the cost of mite hockey?

Mite hockey costs are kept low so young players can try hockey to see if they like it.

  • $50 USA Hockey Registration ($0 if born on or after 1/1/10)
  • $125 Volunteer Fee—Refunded after completing 5 Volunteer Hours
  • $30 Intro to Hockey + New Mite Registration (Early Bird Discount)
  • $50 New Mite Registration (If you don’t sign up for Intro to Hockey)
  • $100 EVHA Raffle Fundraiser - Tickets sold later in the season.
  • 3rd Grade Players: Ice time will be purchased throughout the season for weekday ice.  Your team manager will collect fees on a monthly basis to pay for this ice.
  • Scholarship Applications are available. 

What equipment is needed?

First year players will receive a voucher after registration for a free equipment package (valued at $100-$150) that includes most items except for skates, stick, athletic supporter, and mouth guard. You will be contacted for equipment fitting sessions. Jerseys and socks will be available at the arena when you check-in.

When is the mite hockey season?

Mites play from the beginning of November through the beginning of March.

Where will the practices be held during the regular season?

Most of the indoor practices will be held at the Hayes Ice Arena in Apple Valley or at the Apple Valley Sports Arena (AVSA) in  Apple Valley High School.

What if my son or daughter has not skated before?

Many first year mites are new to skates. Mites that are learning to skate will be placed on teams with other beginning skaters and will learn to skate together with the help of their coaches.

Do the boys and girls play together?

The girls have a choice. They can either play on a team of boys and girls, or they can register for the “all girls” team(s). The “all-girls” option is offered to make hockey more appealing to young girls. The girl mite teams will share ice time with regular mite teams (as all mite teams do) but the ice will be divided and the practices will be conducted independently.

We love hockey - how do I register for the regular hockey season?

See the registration tab on the top of the website.  

You will be provided a discount voucher for your registration.


Equipment is available for our Intro to Hockey Program.  After you register, you will be contacted for a fitting and/or issued a voucher.

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Please reach out to one of the following:

Jim Moline

Board Member, Recruitment

Phone: 952-237-3798

Mattew Adams

Mite Coordinator

Brad Defauw

Director of Player Development

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