RYHA is dedicated to promoting, organizing, and facilitating a program dedicated to recreation, sportsmanship, and excellence in youth hockey in Rochester, Minnesota. The program is specifically designed for all ages in youth hockey.
Our program starts for both boys and girls at the youngest levels with Mite Hockey. For more information on Mite hockey click on the Mite Hockey tab. Our girl’s program levels are 10U, 12U and 15U. For the boys the levels are Squirts (9&10), Pewees (11&12), and Bantams (13&14).
ATTENTION Rochester Area Hockey Players
RYHA is excited to announce that the association will be sponsoring, supporting and bringing a Jr Gold Hockey program back to Rochester.
The RYHA board has approved the initiative, the state of Minnesota has approved the initiative and Rochester has already been slotted into a division for this upcoming season. (Alexandria, Moorhead, Rock Ridge, Grand Rapids and Duluth)
The goal is to provide an opportunity for players in the community that have aged out but wanting to play hockey beyond RYHA, to provide a place for players that do not want the commitment and rigor of playing for a High School team, to keep players in the game if they do not make a High School team, or want to continue to develop in hopes of making a HS team in the future and also provide a place for those that just want to play hockey, without a huge commitment and also want to play other sports or be involved with other high school programs.
The season will be short yet intense. The season will start in early December with tryouts in mid-November, it will be approximately 9 weeks long beginning on December 4th and ending February 23rd. There will be one to two practices a week, a minimum of 3 away weekends and 3 home weekends. The game weekends will consist of 4 games each weekend (1 game on Friday night, 1 game Saturday morning, 1 game Saturday night and one game Sunday morning). Following the season there will be a playoff weekend March 3rd and the state tournament will be held March 15-17th if applicable.
Right now we need to decide if we will be able to field a squad for 2023-24 and therefore looking for players and families that are interested.
Please reach out to Brett Landon at (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested
Go to the registration page for more information.
RYHA board meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 8:00pm at Tavern 22 meeting room, located at 3401 Northern Valley PL NE, Rochester MN
RYHA Election Results
President Elect: Jay Bohan
MAHA Representative: Tom Stewart
Secretary: Shawn Hookey
Treasurer: Josh Fernholz
The 2013 Appointed Position Results:
Operations Director: Brett Landon
Gambling Manager: Andrew Forleti
Hockey Advisory: Doug Zmolek