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    Letter to Parents

    Fellow HCYHA Parents,


    Can you believe it? The hockey season is already  here. On October 20th the season begins. Please check the website for dates and times of practices for your son or daughter. Also, please make checking the website part of your regular routine as there are often changes and announcements that will generally be relayed only through the website.


    As you may or may not know, we have a few new faces helping us out this year. Nikki Lamphere has agreed to our tournament/registration manager and will handle all non-arena functions relative to a smoothly run season. Please direct questions and issues in these areas to Nikki. Also, please bare with her/us as this is new to her and she is learning as she goes. In fact, there were a few registration problems that we are aware of- please notify Nikki if you had any issues and she will be sure to see that the issue gets cleared up. Nikki- 218-969-6996


    Also, Ryan Hanegmon (Hano)- who has been with us for sometime, is now assuming the role of Arena Manager. Hano will take care of all arena related activity including overseeing arena staff. Hano will also be in charge of scheduling. Same goes for Hano- he is new this position- please bare with him as we work through issues as they arise. Hano- 218-929-7113.


    We have a great group of volunteer coaches this year. Please remember the key word is volunteer. Coaches in our association are not paid and coach because of their love of the sport and desire to pass that on to our children. Please keep this in mind as issues may arise be sure to follow the protocol the coaches would like to parents to follow when dealing with these issues. Each set of coaches will have a parent meeting early into the season to meet with parents and discuss their rules and expectations. Always remember the 24 hour rule! Thanks in advance coaches for your time and dedication to our program.


    Thank you parents- we appreciate all of your support and look forward to a great season. This begins my 14th year as a parent, coach and board member of this association, and if I can offer one piece of advice- “Take a deep breath and remember this is all for fun. Enjoy the heck out of this time with your kids and help them enjoy this great sport and great experience!”


    Parents as president of this association, I am not real big on the social media stuff, but I sure would like to meet you all and I am always open to listen to any input you have to offer. My son Joe is Peewee and I will be around the rink a lot. Please track me down, as I believe personal/face to face discussion is best.


    Thanks again,


    Scott Allison

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    Hibbing-Chisholm Youth Hockey

    A Proud Member of Minnesota Hockey
    A Proud Member of District 12
    Offering Minnesota Based Youth Hockey Tournaments
    Low Cost Youth Hockey


    2014-15 Tournament and Scrimmage Info

    2014-15 Tournament Page

    Registration link and details on current and past year registrations.

    2014 Fall Skills Programs

    Register with care as also no refunds will be given unless medical related.

    Register today and secure your spot using our affordable payment plan option. Minimal payment at time of registration with four equal payments occurring June 1, July 1, August 1, and September 1. If you register after June 1, you will pay the initial minimal payment plus the payment(s) of the month(s) you register.

    All program descriptions may be modified as needed by instructors or attendants including all programs (4 on 4, Skills, LTS, etc.)


    iCal - What is this?

    Many of us utilize electronic calendars, on our computers and/or smartphones.  Most of these calendaring applications support the automatic updates from "iCal" feeds.  So rather than manually adding practices and games to your calendar, utilize technology to do that for you. 

    iCalendar is a standard for calendar data exchange. The standard is sometimes referred to as "iCal", which also is the name of the Apple, Inc. calendar program that provides one of the implementations of the standard.

    Here is a link to one of the NGIN support Articles on iCal: http://support.ngin.com/questions.php?questionid=37

    Although this is by no means an exhaustive list of iCal applications and resources, it should give you a starting point in your research:

    Mac OS X iCal  http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/ical, Outlook 2007 How to article on adding an iCal Feed to Outlook 2007,Google Mail http://www.google.com/support/calendar

    RSS - What is this?

    This is a way for families to receive updates from the website, news "feed", automatically, NOT via email.   NGIN events and News Articles support RSS. 

    "RSS feed can have the same content as a webpage, but it's often formatted differently. When you subscribe, Internet Explorer automatically checks the website and downloads new content so you can see what is new since you last visited the feed."

    The acronym RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and is used to describe the technology used in creating feeds.

    Here is a link to the NGIN support article on RSS feeds: http://support.ngin.com/questions.php?questionid=35

    An RSS Feed Reader is required, but they are free and easy to use.  NGIN recommends the following RSS Feed Readers:

    Google Reader (web-based), Bloglines (web-based), NewsGator (desktop, web and mobile), Shrook (desktop mac)


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