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2020-2021 NHA Season Info

Hello NHA Players and Parents:

Welcome to the 2020-21 NHA hockey season.   Registration will open later this week and our on-ice activities will begin the week of September 28th.   With Covid-19 the practice/game schedules, protocols, tournaments, etc. will be very fluid and subject to change.  We have kept registration fees the same as the 2019-2020 season and will continue to communicate plans as the season moves forward.  We are asking our NHA families to support us in these challenging times by remaining flexible and to work with us to make this season a success.  Below are details on the upcoming season.

Important Changes for 2020-21 season

  1. Minnesota Hockey has changed the cut-off for birth dates ranges from July 1 to June 1.  This will affect those players who have a June birthday.  The birth date ranges for the different program levels are listed below. 
  2. Covid-19 Protocols.  Northfield Hockey Association will be following the Minnesota Hockey Return To Play Guidelines for Phase 3.  They are posted on our NHA website for review.  All participants are encouraged to read these guidelines before registering and participants will be required to sign a waiver regarding Covid-19 for the 2020-21 season during registration.
  3. Goalies.  We will be offering ½ price registration for goalies for the 2020-21 season. 

 Here is some high-level information for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.

  • NHA will continue with online registration. We will also have on-site registration at the Puck Drop event at the arena on Sunday, September 27th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  Board members will be present to assist with registration and to collect forms and payments.  Dibs checks and rental deposit checks can be turned in at Puck Drop.
  • Practices for all levels (excluding Mites/U6) will begin the week of September 28th. Mites/U6 practices will begin in mid-October.  Tryout for Squirts/U10, Peewees/U12, and Bantams will occur in mid-October and will be complete prior to MEA break(October 15).
  • Volunteer/Concession(DIBS) hours will be set at 20 hours per family this year and we will be offering our traditional buyout option for $400.  If you plan to complete your DIBS hours you will need to deliver a check for $500 to NHA prior to your first practice.  Checks can be delivered to NHA members at the NHA Puck Drop or dropped in the NHA box at the Arena. 
  • Each NHA Family will also be required to participate in NHA fundraising.  NHA Fundraising this year will consist of a Cash Raffle and Heggies pizza sales.  Each family will be required to buy and sell Cash Raffle Tickets and Heggies Pizzas when those fundraisers occur. 
  • Registration Fees for the upcoming season are below and are the same as last season. Families will still have the option of paying registration in three installments.













Mites / 6U





6/1/13 - 5/31/16

Senior Mite / 8U





6/1/11 - 5/31/13

Squirt / 10U





6/1/09 - 5/31/11

Pee Wee / 12U





6/1/07 - 5/31/09






6/1/05 - 5/31/07

  • Jersey numbers for Squirts/U10 and Peewee/U12 will be assigned again this year.  If your player has a jersey from the level from last season, you do not need to purchase a jersey.  For new players to these levels or if your player has outgrown their jersey, please select I need a jersey during registration. 

  • If you are seeking scholarship assistance, please contact the Northfield Community Action Center (CAC) prior to registration. You will not be able to register without an approval email from the CAC confirming you have completed your scholarship request. Please see the scholarship tab on our website for more information.
  • Don’t forget about the recruiting incentive in place again this year.  Families will receive a $50 credit if the player they recruit to the program stays through January 1.  If you have a credit from the previous year, please contact the registrar for your credit code before completing your registration. Details are on the website here.

Should you have any questions regarding our the season or registration, please contact me.

Thank you and lets make is a great season!

Chris Kennelly, NHA