The Minnesota District of USA Hockey has awarded the Edina Hockey Association (EHA) with its Female Honors Award for its commitment to girls hockey during the 2013-14 season. This award acknowledges the EHA as a leader in the growth, development and promotion of ice hockey for females in the U.S.
During the 2013-14 hockey season, the EHA had 21 girls hockey teams with 316 girls participating. It is the largest girls hockey program in Minnesota and the U.S. The EHA provides the opportunity for any child to play hockey and has a no-cut policy.
The EHA was also recognized for its support and promotion of USA Hockey initiatives including the American Development Model with cross-ice practices and games, small area skills development and commitment to SafeSport guidelines.
The EHA’s mission is to create a fun, fair and safe hockey environment while developing respect for others, self-confidence and teamwork in its student athletes. All EHA teams participate in a community outreach program, or service project, to give back to the community. The EHA also provides financial support for those families that need assistance and is a proud supporter of MN Special Hockey for players with special needs.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 EHA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
The Edina Hockey Association would like to congratulate this year's EHA Scholarship recipients for post-secondary education: Yasamin Graff, Betsy Probst and Cullen Raasch. Yasamin will continue her education this fall at the University of Minnesota-Morris, Betsy will be at University of Denver and Cullen will attend St. Olaf College. The three individuals were presented the scholarships at the annual Edina High School/Edina Education Fund Scholarship Breakfast on May 23rd.
Historically, the EHA has awarded one scholarship to an Edina High School graduating senior. This year, we added two more scholarships for a total of three. Each scholarship is awarded to male or female who have played hockey for an EHA or EHS sponsored team for a minimum of three years beginning with his or her freshman year. If the applicant does not play hockey in their senior year, they must assist in the coaching of an EHA sponsored team. Recipient must also be of good moral character.
These scholarships are largely made possible through private donations to the EHA Scholarship Fund as well as the EHA's annual fundraising efforts. This year at registration time please consider donating to the EHA Scholarship Fund so we can continue to support our former EHA players as they pursue their post-secondary education.
USA Hockey is implementing a new set of policies starting with the 2012-13 season called The SafeSport Program. The purpose of this program is to create the safest possible environment for participation in hockey. There will be a new position created to oversee the implementation of this program for each association. Tom Chorske will fill this position.
The comprehensive program is focused on creating an environment that will deter abusers and assist those in the hockey community in recognizing, reducing and responding to allegations or suspected abuse. You can read about the program by clicking on the link below.
If you observe anyone violating a SafeSport Program policy, contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Edina Orthodontics for sponsoring our Edina Mites
Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Patrick Schoonover, an Eastview Hockey Association Bantam AA player who died during a hockey tournament in Brainerd last weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they mourn this tragic loss.
comes to Braemar Ice Arena for the
US Hockey Hall of Fame Game
Monday, November 24, 2014
Minnesota Gophers vs. St. Cloud State Huskies
Jersey Night/Players wearing a jersey get in for 1.00
Adults - $7.00 Students - $5.00
Information can be found on the Tournaments Page.
All vendors interested in being considered for providing services for the 2014/2015 hosted tournaments, please complete the Vendor Information Form on the Tournaments Page.
Scott Olson $25.00
Lisa Miller $25.00
Kristi Clarkowski $25.00
Amy Bisson $25.00
Patricia Malmquist $100.00
EHA recognizes the City of Edina - Park & Rec Rink Maintenance Staff for their professional dedication to our indoor and outdoor Edina rinks