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Welcome to Rogers Youth Hockey Association

The mission of the Rogers Youth Hockey Association "RYHA" shall  be to organize, direct and promote youth hockey in a manner which will positively represent our communities, create a fun, fair and safe hockey environment and provide a structure for player growth and development for all area youth.

RYHA Board


MONDAY, May 21, 2018



RYHA Events


RYHA annual meeting and board election will take place on Monday, May 21st, at 7:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room at the RAC.

The following positions are up for election for terms running through May, 2020. If we have current candidates they are listed - we will update these each week. Voting positions:

Vice President - Bill Zacher
Fundraising Director - Jeff Larsen
Bantam Director - Jon Liesmaki, Jon Bauer
Girls Director - Mary Miller
Mite Director - Dan Gilbert
Growth Director - Chad Vukich

We are also looking for persons interested in the following coordinator positions. These are non-voting positions:

- Girls coordinator - will work with Girls and Growth Directors to grow the girls program, also liaison with the mites program & helping with the co-op as needed.

- Goalie coordinator

- SKATE program - we are looking for an understudy to learn the program and take over for the 2019-20 season

- Website content and email coordinator - keep our web page fresh and up to date and send out weekly and other email communications as needed

Information about all of the voting positions and the goalie coordinator can be found at the link below, beginning with page 9, or reach out to any board member:

If you are interested in any of the positions, please email Heather Palumbo at so that she can add you to the ballot. You must be present at the meeting on May 21st.


2018-2019 Coaching Information

**If applying for other positions (other than coaching) and do not have kids in RYHA, please send resume to RYHA Secretary.

RYHA Gambling

Gambling has contributed over $408.5K since 2012 to RYHA. 

Pull Tabs, Bingo, Meat Raffles, special events, plus daily specials at our supporting businesses. 

Support the businesses that support RYHA. 

Boondox Bar and Grille

Cowboy Jacks

Clive's Roadhouse

Maynard's Rogers (Now Open)

RYHA Golf Event

RYHA TAX ID: 41-1997440
Roger Youth Hockey Association (RYHA) would like to thank you again for your participation in last year’s event.  Because of your support last year’s event was the most successful year in the event’s history raising over $14K for the program. This effort helped us move to lower costs, which attracted more Mites than ever before, including two U8 Girls teams.  This growth combined with our fundraising efforts will not only give each skater a better hockey experience, but hopefully continue to attract, retain and reward all skaters in the RYHA.

This year’s 17th Annual RYHA Golf Benefit will take place on:

Friday July 20th, 2018 at Fox Hollow Golf Club

Registration starts at 11 am     Shotgun start at 1 pm

This event will again include 18 holes of brat lunch (NEW), golf, dinner, a silent auction, raffles, door prizes and back by popular demand, the Custom Beverage Cart.   

The first 18 Hole Sponsors will be advertised on their very own custom designed Flag, which they keep after the event.  With your support, Rogers Youth Hockey Association hopes to become the Gold Standard for youth hockey in our area. We are asking, as you look ahead to your 2018 budget, that you consider supporting our efforts again this year and we look forward to seeing you at the RAC and on the course in the near future.
Enclosed is a list of all sponsorship opportunities for this year’s event.

We greatly appreciate all sponsorships and donations and would like to say THANK YOU in advance for your generous contribution.


Your 2018 RYHA Golf Benefit Coordinators:


Learn to Play

Rogers Youth Hockey is EXCITED to announce we have been selected as one of the host cities for the Little Wild Program.  We would love to see as many Rogers/Otsego families as possible. 

The Registration Opens on 5/21/18  and  fills up VERY fast so you will want to mark this down on your calendar to register as early as possible!    Each location is only allowed a certain number of kids.   

Details of the program below.  If you have any questions please contact Chad Vukich @

Summer STP Programs

Boys STP Registration NOW OPEN

Girls STP Registration NOW OPEN

Royals Speed & Strength NOW OPEN

Additional Camps and Clinics are listed on the Development Programs page as well. 

Girls Gold Rush Camp

Minnesota Hockey today announced it will host the first-ever Gold Rush Girls Hockey Camp, featuring instruction from 2018 Gold Medal-winning Olympians: Goaltender Maddie Rooney, Sydney Morin and Kelly Pannek. The four-day camp will be held June 25 – June 28 at Plymouth Ice Center in Plymouth, Minn. In addition to on-ice instruction, the camp will also include daily off-ice athletic activities to promote the importance of multi-sport athletes like Rooney, who was also a softball player at Andover High School.  

The camp will provide on-ice instruction and off-ice activities for 10U and 12U Girls, and will also include a two-day “Learn to Play” event for girls ages 4 – 8. The camp will be limited to 50 participants in the 10U age group and 40 participants in the 12U age group, and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration opens on Monday, May 7 on Cost for the camp is $400 for 10U and 12U players.

Learn to Play participants will not be charged, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Equipment will be provided for Learn to Play participants that do not have their own equipment. 

With assistance from the gold medalists, the on-ice sessions and dryland training will be led by Minnesota Hockey’s Jess Christopherson and her certified Minnesota Development Model coaches.



2018 SKATE Banquet

Congratulations to our SKATE Award Recipients this season. Your dedication to academics and athletics is nothing short of outstanding. 

Congratulations to our 4.0 GPA Award Recipients. 

  • Ben Dahl (Bantam A)
  • Braden Hamann (Bantam A)
  • Joe Macke (Squirt B1 Blue)
  • Hannah Miller (10UA)
  • Avery Achterkirch (12UA)

2017-18 RYHA Trophy Case


Congratulations to Matt Hellickson on a great Freshman season at Notre Dame! We are proud to have you as a member of our hockey family and can’t wait to see what your Sophomore season brings. Royal Pride

Congratulations to the MN Green Giants 14U Tier 1 Team for claiming the National Title in Boston. Especially proud of our own Anna Scherling and Hannah Skavnak. Royal Pride