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Welcome to Orono Youth Hockey

    Important Dates for 2017 - 2018 Posted

    The Coaches Board has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming season.  The 2017 - 2018 Pre-season Clinics, Evaluation (Try-out) Schedule and Skills Clinic information is posted.  Complete information for the upcoming season is on the Hockey Operations page.  Click Here for more info.

    Support Orono Hockey's Home Rink

    After 20 years of serving our children, it is time for the local hockey community to make the following repairs and improvements to the facility:

    • Shrink the Rink – reduce the size of the ice sheet from Olympic size to NHL size to ensure that Orono hockey players are playing, learning and practicing on the same type of rink as virtually all competing associations. This project will begin mid May.
    • Replace and Upgrade the Refrigeration and Dehumidification Systems. These systems are 20 years old and have required increasing amounts of maintenance in recent years. Prudence dictates that they be replaced.
    • Improved Locker Room Facilities and Dryland Training Facilities. Orono does not have ideal high school locker room facilities, any shower facilities or sufficient bathroom facilities in the locker rooms, nor does Orono have space for dryland training and non-ice warm-up areas. By shrinking the rink and expanding the footprint of the facility, there will be room for both of these improvements.

    Shrinking the rink from Olympic size to NHL size is already fully funded by donations, but the rink needs your support for the rest of the repairs and improvements that are needed for the the facility. We have all benefited from the generous donations that built this rink for our children in 1997. We ask that you please take the time to read the attached brochure, sponsorship chart and pledge form to learn more about this important project.

    Please reach out to us at with questions or call Pete Eckerline, OIA Renovation Chair, at 612-867-8371.

    Welcome to the 2017-2018 hockey season!

    Travel registration will close on September 10th at 11:59 PM.  Players that haven't registered by September 10th WILL NOT be guaranteed placement on a travel team.

    Click Here To Register Now

    Support The Arena Improvement Effort

    • Reconfigure the ice to be standard NHL size.
    • Build New High School Locker Rooms for both boys & girls teams that include showers, bathrooms and proper ventilation. 
    • Mezzanine Level that includes shooting areas, weight training, meeting rooms, study areas for kids, and onsite dryland facilities.

    Click Here to Check Out the Arena Improvement & Expansion Page

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    OYHA Mission Statement

    Orono Hockey Boosters provides a traveling hockey program for youth in the Orono community, including but not limited to students in the Orono Minnesota School District. We operate American Development Model (ADM) programs for kids at the 4-9 year old level as well as traveling teams for boys at the A, B, and C levels for Squirts, PeeWees, and Bantams, and for girls at the U10, U12, and U14 levels. We also are committed to offering a program at other youth levels (Junior Gold) when the demand within our association justifies doing so. We operate under the terms of a Code of Conduct that is signed and acknowledged by all players, parents, and coaches each season.

    Our philosophy is to promote the growth and development of players in a fun, fair, and safe environment that maximizes player participation and skill development at all levels while also developing sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-confidence.

    We believe that participation in youth hockey should lead to building of personal self-esteem, self-discipline, social skills, and respect for others.

    We are committed to evaluating our programs on an ongoing basis to ensure that we are serving our memberships’ needs, developing our players at all skill levels, and providing a positive experience for our youth.