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Welcome to the 2017-2018 hockey season. We are looking forward to a great season of hockey and can't wait to see all of the kids back on the ice!

  • In an effort to keep association dues from increasing yearly, and more equally distribute the workload across the entire membership, we are continuing the OYHA Volunteer Program for the 2017-2018 season. The goal of the program is not to raise funds but to help the organization accomplish necessary jobs without having to pay outside vendors, and burn out our existing volunteer base.  The volunteer program is simply a way to track volunteer time and distribute it more equally amongst the entire organization.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the board members. We are here to help!

Volunteer Policy

By participating in online registration, you confirm that you are aware of the Orono Youth Hockey Volunteer Policy. Our policy requires the following mandatory volunteer hours or buy out: 

Travel Teams:  mandatory 5 hours/player with a max of 10 hours/family (2 or more players)  Buyout is: $375 (5x $75) or $750 max

Mite Level:  mandatory 3 hours/player with a max of 6 hours for families who have kids ONLY in the Mite program  Buyout: $225 (3x$75) or $450 max

Mite + Travel:  will have to sign up for mite at 3 hours and travel player at 5 (8 hrs) with max at 10 hours    Buyout: $600 ($225 + $375) or max $750

If you plan to participate in the Volunteer Program, verses taking the buy out option, we will collect a check for the buy out amount at your players first try out session if they are on a traveling team or the players first game if they are a mite, u6 or u8. THESE CHECKS WILL NOT BE CASHED and will be held until the volunteer hours have been earned.  If the hours are not earned by the end of the season, the checks will then be deposited.

Player Registration

The link below is for PLAYER registration only. If you are a COACH wanting to register, Coaches registration will open in early September.

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.

Registration must be completed on-line and paid via credit /check card or through PayPal.

Minimum Age Requirement

 Players must be four years old by June 30, 2017.

2017/2018 Levels of Play and Fees

Level Birthdate Range Total Fees
Mite/New Player* age varies $129
Mites Boys 5-7 7/1/2010 - 6/30/2013 $488
Sr. Mites Boys (8-9 yr old) 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010 $614
Squirt 7/1/2006 - 6/30/2008 $1,198
PeeWee 7/1/2004 - 6/30/2006 $1,462
Bantam 7/1/2002 - 6/30/2004 $1,942
Jr. Gold 7/1/1998 - 6/30/2002 $1,942
Girls 6U 7/1/2010 - 6/30/2013 $488
Girls 8U 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010 $614
Girls 10U 7/1/2006 - 6/30/2008 $1,198
Girls 12U 7/1/2004 - 6/30/2006 $1,462
Girls 15U 7/1/2001 - 6/30/2004 $1,783

New Player

All "new to organized hockey" players with a birth date after 7/1/2008 will receive the promotional $129.00 try hockey fee...try it, we think you'll love it!

All "new to organized hockey" players with a birth date before 7/1/2008 will receive a discount of half their ice fee.


1)  If you are choosing to participate in the optional $45 pre-tryout clinics, registration for these clinics must be done within the normal registration process.  There is not an option to do it separately (as was the case last year). Clinic dates will be announced closer to the start of tryouts.

3) Register before August 6th at 11:59 PM to avoid an additional $50/player fee.  

Payment Options

1) Pay full registration amount at time of registration, or

2) Pay 1/3 of your ice fees at time of registration with the other 2 payments being due on September 1st and October 15th, 2017.

Outstanding Balances from Last Season

Accounts with 2016/2017 outstanding balances will not be processed until previous fees are paid in full (this includes ice fees, late registration fee and any other purchases not fully paid).  Fees need to be paid in full prior to the player participating in any OYHA sponsored events for the current year..


If you have questions regarding REGISTRATION for the 2017/2018 season, please contact Danni Anderson, Orono Hockey Registrar at

If you have GENERAL questions regarding Orono Youth Hockey please email at

Additional Information

Minnesota Hockey Participation Rule

The Minnesota Hockey Participation rule will now allow players the option of playing in the district where they reside OR where they attend school.  Please click on the link below to read the rule as it is currently stated:

Every registration will be verified before being processed. If it is found that a player is registered using a fraudulent address or fraudulent school enrollment, the player will not be allowed to play Orono Hockey and all ice fees and registration fees will be forfeited.   A player, whose primary residence IS NOT located in Orono School District #278, and would like to play Orono Hockey may request a waiver from the hockey association that is located in the school district the player resides in.

Birth Certificate

A birth certificates is required if you have a NEW PLAYER.  Registration will NOT be processed/complete until a birth certificate is received.

Please email photo copy of birth certificate to the following to

If you would like to mail a hard copy, please use the above e-mail address to obtain information on where to send it



USA Hockey Consent to Treat Form

Required form for players SQUIRT/10U and OLDER:  This form must be completed and turned in to player's TEAM MANAGER AT THE START OF THE SEASON.  Please do not mail it to the Registrar.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available.  If you are interested in inquiring about assistance, please click on the Financial Assistance link below for the Financial Assistance Application.  Financial assistance requests are reviewed by the Orono Youth Hockey Association Executive Board (Pete Eckerline, Cory Effertz, Molly Setnicker and Mike Sandau) and is completely confidential.


FREE Loaner Hockey Equipment Available to NEW Players

Orono Youth Hockey Association is excited to participate in the ONE GOAL Hockey Equipment program by USA Hockey.  This program was initiated to help encourage young players to participate in hockey without the expense of purchasing equipment.

Orono has 24 Equipment kits available for players new to Orono hockey.  The kits are designed to fit youth 4-8 years old.  Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Kits include:  shin pads, pants, elbow pads, shoulder pads, and helmets with masks.  Parents would need to purchase skates and a stick.

The equipment is of high quality.  All equipment must be returned at the conclusion of the season.

If you are interested, please complete the application below and contact Cory Effertz at