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Neck Guards

USA Hockey is requiring neck guard (for regular season and summer hockey) equipment for all youth and high school players as well as referees under the age of 18. This starts on Thursday, August 1, 2024.

NHA is partnering with Champion Sports to make neck guards easily available for purchase at discounted prices! Here is a link to the online store. It closes on July 10, 2024, so order right away!-


A Note from the Northfield Hockey Association: 

We are excited to announce that we have a Try Hockey for Free Day event happening this summer!

Who: ANY and ALL students grades Pre K – 3rd Grade  (ages 4 – 9)

Date(s)/Time(s):  Wednesday, July 17th: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Place: Northfield Ice Arena

Why: This is the place and the time to try hockey! It’s FREE with ALL equipment included! NHA Coaches and NHS Raider Girls and Boys hockey players are teaming up! They will be in the arena and on the ice to help and encourage our youth to TRY hockey.

Are you ready for this? We can’t wait to see you! 

Event: Wednesday, July 17th 4:00pm - 5:30pm:  Register here:

When: July 11th, 2024 - Shotgun start 1pm
Where: Northfield Golf Course

Join us on the golf course to support the Northfield Youth Hockey Association in this years annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser.  All proceeds from the event will benefit NHA, to help provide affordable hockey experiences for area youth. 

What to Expect:

  • FORMAT: 4 person scramble with a 30 team limit ($500/foursome)
  • Lots of fun field events
  • Dinner with plenty of raffle prizes given out after golf

Click HERE to Register!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Northfield Ice Arena

Have you heard about what’s happening with our Northfield Ice Arena? Listen to this 13 minute clip full of where this conversation is currently at. Please share with family, neighbors and friends!

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