White Bear Lake Area Hockey Association

2017-18 Player Registration

Welcome

Welcome to the 2017-18 Player Registration with the White Bear Lake Area Hockey Association!

Each Player must register first with USA Hockey and then return to this Registration Session to signup for the 2017-2018 Season.

Step 1: CLICK HERE to go to USA Hockey Registration and register your player(s). Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their confirmation code(s). Remember to register EACH of your players with USA Hockey. Each player must have their own unique USA Hockey confirmation number. Later in this registration session you will need to enter this USA Hockey Confirmation Code.

Step 2: Return to this page and read the important registration information below, then click Continue at the bottom of the page.

Step 3: Register your player(s).

Note: All NEW players to WBLAHA (including Clinic) will need to submit a copy of their birth certificate to complete their registration. Birth certificates can be uploaded during this session, scanned and emailed to registrar@wblhockey.com , or mailed to:

WBLAHA
Attn: Registrar
P.O. Box 10585
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

WBLAHA 2017-18 Registration Fees

Level Date of Birth Registration Fee
Clinic -1st Year 7/1/08-6/30/13 No Charge
Clinic -2nd Year 7/1/08-6/30/13 $75
Mites/8U 7/1/08-6/30/12 $125
Squirts/10U 7/1/06-6/30/08 $200
Peewee/12U 7/1/04-6/30/06 $205
Bantam/15U 7/1/02-6/30/04 $205
Jr Gold/19U 1/1/98-6/30/01 $225

Registration Dates

Bantams/Peewees/Squirts - Players must be registered with WBLAHA before they can pick up their tryout jersey.  AA, A and B tryouts will begin the first week in October.  A $100 late fee will be added after September 1st, 2017.

Girls 15U, 12U, 10U - Players must be registered with WBLAHA before they can participate in tryouts.  Tryout dates and times to be announced.  

Mites/8U -  Players must be registered with WBLAHA before they may attend Mite/U8 Skills Camp or Grading.  Grading dates and times to be announced. 

Clinic -  Players must be registered with USA Hockey and WBLAHA before attending clinic. 

Jr. Gold - Players must be registered with USA Hockey before they can participate in Fall Warm Up Camp and with WBLAHA before tryouts.

Residency Requirements

A player's primary residence must be within the boundaries of the WBLAHA or the player must attend a school within the boundaries of the WBLAHA. The boundaries of  the WBLAHA follow the boundaries of ISD 624-White Bear Lake Area School District. CLICK HERE to see the updated MN Hockey Participation Rules, effective for the 2017-2018 season.

Non-resident players who choose to play for WBLAHA based on school enrollment must obtain a Waiver from their home association (based on residency) before they may play for WBLAHA.  The waiver must be signed by their home association's president, the WBLAHA president and the District Director(s).  Contact the player's home association for the waiver. Waivers must be completed before tryouts begin. Players choosing to waiver into the association based on school attendance are not eligible for the highest team (AA for Bantams or Peewees or A for all other levels) the first year of their waiver.

Players may be asked to provide proof of their residence and/or school enrollment.

  • Copy of rental agreement if renting
  • Proof of homestead if own home
  • Copy of drivers license and a utility bill
  • Confirmation from school attending

Clinic

WBLAHA is proud to offer First Year Clinic at no charge. The clinic program offers lessons in basic skating and hockey skills for all clinic players 4 to 9  years of age (birthdate between 7/1/08 and 6/30/13). 

Players registering with WBLAHA for their first year of Clinic Program will do so free of charge*. You must still sign up utilizing our online registration process but you will not be charged a registration fee by the WBLAHA.

*All players are required to register with USA Hockey.  Children over the age of 6 will be charged a $50 registration fee by USA/MN hockey.

*Players registering for a 2nd year of Clinic will be charged a $75 registration fee.

Tryout Fees and Deadline for AA/A/B Bantam, Peewee and Squirt

Bantam, Peewee and Squirt AA, A, and B Tryouts: $50 per player, non-refundable. The deadline to register for Bantam, Peewee and Squirt tryouts is September 1, 2017.  A $100 late fee will be added to late registrations.

Tryout jerseys for Bantam, Peewee and Squirt AA, A and B teams will be available for pick up at the Swap Meet on Thursday, September 14, 2017 between 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hippodrome.  If you are unable to make it, you may send someone in your place.  

Tryout dates will be announced at a later date.

Request to Move or Play Up an Age Level

Players who are interested in moving or playing up a level, due to grade or skill, must complete a Move/Play Up Request Form and submit it to registrar@wblhockey.com.   All Move/Play Up forms must be submitted to and approved by the WBLAHA Boys or Girls Director(s) and/or Board prior to tryouts.  See the WBLAHA Handbook for more information.

A/AA Bantam Refund Policy

A/AA Bantams- the first installment of Team Fees is non-refundable and will cover the costs of the team up to December 10th including, but not limited to ice fees, referee fees, tournament fees, team apparel, use of provided uniform/equipment, team bags, etc.  The amount will be presented at the first team meeting not to exceed $1000.  The amount will be approved by the Boys Hockey Director and VP of Hockey prior to the first team meeting.

Player Handbook & Refund Policy

Please review the WBLAHA Player Handbook for more information about programs and player levels, team fees, rights and responsibilities, and policies and procedures, including the refund policy.

Fall Warm-Up Camp

Registration for Fall Warm-Up Camp is now open!

WBLAHA will offer its annual pre-season fall warm-up camp for Mite/8U through Junior Gold/19U.  The camp is designed to prepare players for team tryouts and grading sessions, with an emphasis on skill development and will be directed by members of the WBLAHA Coaching and Player development staffs. To register, please visit the Fall Warm-Up Camp registration page.

 

 

Intelligym

The WBLAHA board of directors has formally approved the use of Intelligym as a training aid for our players.

This system is a video-game-like training program designed to improve cognitive performance of competitive athletes. The software program is designed to provide hockey players with a training tool for the mental side of the game. It’s also used to help increase hockey sense and rink awareness.  The goal of our kids using this program is to improve the player hockey sense and help decrease injuries by improving their rink awareness.

Cost:

  • 6 months - $60.00
  • 12 months - $120.00

Intelligym is available for the following levels:

  • Squirt
  • Peewee
  • Bantam
  • Junior Gold
  • U10
  • U12
  • U15
  • U19

Please register on the separate Intelligym registration page.

Equipment Swap Meet & Tryout Jersey Pickup

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Hippodrome

  • Great deals on gently used equipment in all sizes
  • All sales benefit the WBLAHA
  • Goalies - Check in and/or exchange your association goalie equipment
  • Squirt, Peewee and Bantam Tryout jersey pickup
  • Turn in copies of birth certificate (new players only.)

Please drop off equipment for the Swap Meet between 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11.

GOALIES

All goalies need to register at the Goalie Check-In Table at the Swap Meet on Thursday, September 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hippodrome to return or checkout equipment and get updated on our goalie program this year.

Goalie Coordinators will be available to answer any questions.

Volunteer Hours

Each player is responsible for four (4) hours of concessions volunteer hours unless you are a coach (4 per team), Manager (1 per team) or a participating member of the WBLAHA Board.  

Teams that split Manager duties or have more than four (4) coaches will need to work it out among themselves and fulfill the shift.  

If you have two (2) players in WBLAHA and coach on one of the player's teams you will still be required to fulfill the other players hours.  Only if you are a registered coach on both teams are you exempt from both player's obligations.  

You may opt out of your concessions hours for $80 during today's registration.  If you do not meet your player's hour requirements or miss your scheduled shift, you will be billed $125 at the end of the season.  

Clinic skaters, Junior Gold and U19 teams are exempt from this requirement.

White Bear Lake Hockey Association 3rd Annual Calendar Raffle

What is the Calendar Raffle?

The White Bear Lake Hockey Association membership has voted to conduct our 3rd Annual Calendar Raffle. The money that is raised will help support the White Bear Lake Sports Center Rink repair and expansion. It is no secret that ice shortages are an issue, therefore, we are working towards both a short term and long term solution. The funds raised from the Annual Calendar Raffle will go towards rink improvements and/or financing.

The Calendar Raffle is a Raffle Ticket in the form of a Calendar. There are cash prizes on each day of the year from January 2018 to December 2018. Cash prizes range from $25 to $1000.

Teams Participating

Mite Level through Jr Gold/U19

Calendar Options

Option #1

Families can participate in selling the calendars. Six per family no matter how many skaters you have in the Association. You will write a check a check in the amount of $150 to your Team Manager once teams have been formed. 

Option #2

Buyout option. You can choose the “buyout option” in the Registration and choose to not purchase the Calendars. We will collect $125 during your registration. This is paid at the time of your registration. (there is no separate link)

Additional Raffle Calendar Sales

Earn Additional Money for your team! GREAT TEAM FUNDRAISER!
Teams may request additional Raffle Calendars to sell. Teams earn $5 back for every Raffle Calendar sold. (The six Raffle Calendars that are sold per family are not included in any Team Sales)

Prizes for Teams Sales

1st Place - $1000

2nd Place - $300

3rd Place - $200

New this year!!

Families may sell additional Raffle Calendars. Families earn $5 back for every Raffle Calendar sold. (The six Raffle Calendars that are sold per family are not included in “Family Sales”)

Prizes for Family Sales

$500 awarded to the Family that sells the most Raffle Calendars

*More information will be sent out prior to the start of the Raffle Calendar Sales regarding team and family sales*

How It Works

Participants purchase a Raffle Calendar for $25 each. When the Calendar is sold, the seller will retain the ticket stub which will go into the drawing. Team/Families will drop off the ticket stubs at one of our Charitable Gambling locations.

Winners will be announced Friday, December 29th at 6:00pm at the Village Sports Bar. All 365 winners will be drawn at the same time. They will be posted on the White Bear Lake Hockey Association website the following day, Saturday December 30th. Checks are then mailed to the winners by Friday January 5th.

Important Dates

  • November 15 - Calendars will be dispersed to teams and families by this date
  • December 27th - Ticket Stub turn in deadline
  • Friday, December 29th - Drawing for winners 
  • Friday, January 5th - Checks sent to winners 

Rules

  • Persons under the age of 18 MAY NOT purchase a Raffle Calendar or win a prize
  • Cash or personal checks are accepted. No credit cards.
  • All MN State Rules and Regulations MUST be followed.

Questions?

Terri Dresen

Registrar