Thank you for considering playing with EVHA! This page details information you need to know as you register your child for hockey.
If you have never played hockey and/or your child is new to the sport, we recommend the following resources:
If your player will be pre-K to 3rd grade, please visit our Mite Page
If you cannot find what you are looking for, please click on the information request at the bottom of the page!
MN Hockey Rules indicate that players must play within their home attendance area. We ask that you verify whether or not you are eligible to play with EVHA by reading the Participation Policy.
If you live outside our attendance area, contact your home association president to receive a waiver if you intend on playing with EVHA.
Please do not register with EVHA until you have a completed waiver signed by your home association. Contact your home association for a waiver form: their association president must sign first before EVHA can consider your request.
For our full ice scheduling methodology, see: www.eastviewhockey.net/ice.
You can expect 3-6 (sometimes more) events per week depending on age and level.
Each team will be assigned practice ice by the ice coordinator. Usually, practice ice will be at the following rinks:
Apple Valley High School
Eagan Community Arena
St. Thomas Acadamy
Bloomington Ice Gardens
There may be a few other rinks depending on coach practice requests and available ice.
Games will be played throughout the south metro with District 8 West teams. This ranges from Inver Grove Heights, Rosemount, to Eagan, Lakeville and Farmington. There are 16 games - 8 home and 8 away. Away games will be played at the opponent's home ice, home games will usually be played at Hayes or AVHS, but could be at any of the other locations listed above.
Mites practice and play on Saturday and Sunday mornings usually at Hayes or Apple Valley Sports Arena. Older levels (2nd and 3rd grade) will have an additional practice mid-week two to four times per month.
The association receives outdoor ice from the City of Apple Valley. Between mid-November and late February depending on ice conditions. Teams are able to sign up for EVHA's allotted slots for no additional charge!
Dry-land Training for Traveling Players
EVHA does not include dry-land training during the season. Coaches may decide to add dry-land training. There are a few facilities used for this including Eagan Ice Arena's off-ice area.
All first year EVHA players must provide a COPY of their child's Government Issued Birth Certificate at the time of registration.
EVHA charges a fixed fee for hockey based on a players level. Because expenses for mites and younger players are less, there is a nominal annual fee.
Traveling players fees include:
We also recommend budgeting for:
Mite hockey typically costs between $50-$250 per season. Traveling hockey can cost between $1200-$1800 depending on the team's level.
Mites will be provided the appropriate jersey's as part of their registration. Traveling players will be required to purchase a home and away jersey. EVHA typically has two ordering windows - one in spring and one in fall. Watch EVHA's Facebook page and home page news section for these announcements.
Players must wear their uniform socks at all games. Socks are not provided by the association.Traveling players much purchase and wear uniform socks, as well as socks to be worn during practices as uniform socks are not allowed for practice.
Each player must have the following equipment:
First year mites will receive most items at a significant discount/no cost as an incentive to try hockey.
There is a spring and fall jersey order period. If you need a jersey and have not reserved your number or ordered your size, please contact the board's Jersey Coordinator. (Board contacts can be found on our board page.)
The spirit of Eastview Hockey Association is our volunteers. Without the efforts of families contributing many thousands of hours, the EVHA would not exist! We greatly appreciated the work that everyone does to help make this a great hockey experience for our kids.
Every player's family is required to complete volunteer hours to help support the association's operations. While each year the requirement may change, the typical requirement is five hours per family.
If a family choose not to volunteer, or doesn't meet the requirement, the association will charge a fee. If you don't intend on volunteering, you may also buy-out your requirement.
There are may ways to help, including clinic and tryout check-in, locker room monitoring, tournament check-ins, team management, booster club participation, and more...
How To Sign Up For Hours
Our online volunteer system is called "Dibs," and you will be able to sign up for volunteer opportunities and track your participation.
NOTE: Please keep all your volunteer hours under one "member" account.
Please see our Volunteer Page for our complete volunteer policy.
Please review our website for more information about our programs, philosophy, and teams. If you cannot find an answer to your question, let us know!