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COVID-19 Decision Tree and Notifications

Per CDC, MDH and MN Hockey guidelines, it is critical that Members who have a confirmed positive case for COVID-19 notify your NE/NTS/NB/SF COVID-19 team managers and/or association COVID-19 Coordinators (Autumn Hanes and Carolyn Hoffman).  Notification includes the player testing positive, someone in their household testing positive, or someone that the player has come in contact with testing positive and your player is now in quarantine because of.

Team COVID-19 Managers/Coordinators will inform members if they are aware the member has been exposed to a person with COVID-19 during any association activities. NE/NTS/NB/SF youth hockey associations will protect the privacy of the infected persons’ health status and health information. The name of the person testing positive will not be disclosed unless consent is provided by the person.

Staying home when you are sick is one of the best ways to fight COVID-19.  Keeping sick skaters or those that have had an exposure to a person who has COVID-19 away from other skaters will help us stop the spread of this virus, so that we can successfully keep hockey going this season. 

The following is a tool that our associations have been using to determine if a skater should or can be at hockey.  This is what school districts all over the state of Minnesota are using to guide their decisions around quarantines/return to school for students.  We want families to understand that if your skater is quarantined from school; they will and should not be participating in hockey until this quarantine is complete.  Please keep in mind that we are monitoring situations closely, because if a team has 2 or more active COVID-19 cases, the team will be shut down and all skaters will need to quarantine.  Remember there is no “I” in team.  We are all in this together and must do our part to decrease the spread of this virus. 



Phase 3 Return to Play Guidelines

Minnesota Hockey implemented several updates to its Phase 3 Return to Play Guidelines on October 19, 2020.  

Below is a summary of some changes/updates:  

  • Mask wearing inside facilities are mandates, not guidelines. 
  • A maximum of one parent/guardian may now be allowed to attend practices/clinics at all age levels. Any spectators must maintain social distancing guidelines and wear a mask at all times inside the facility.  
  • Scorer’s area is allowing a max of two people and maintain social distancing while fulfilling duties.  

For the complete Return to Play Guidelines please see below link: 

SFYHA and East Bethel Ice Arena will continue to follow the below rink policies:  

  • Face masks required to be worn for everyone entering and inside the arena. The masks can be taken off by players for on-ice activities. 
  • Players should not show up to the rink until 15 minutes before your ice time starts. You will be allowed in the arena 15 minutes prior to the start of your ice session. Goalies allowed in 25 minutes prior.  
  • Players should arrive the rink with bottom hockey gear on less skates. The exception to this rule is for goalies who are allowed to prepare at the arena.  
  • Skaters must be out of the facility no more than 10 minutes after their ice time is done. 
  • Please follow the enter and exit signs marked on doors.  
  • Local games and scrimmages - A maximum of two spectators per player are allowed for games/scrimmages. Spectators should distance at all times.  
  • The main restrooms will be open. Locker room restrooms will be locked. Common area drinking fountains will be closed.  The concession stand will not be open for youth hockey practices or events.   

If you feel sick or show signs of Covid-19, please stay home.   

Super Saints/Learn to Skate 2020-2021


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For all practices, refer to the TEAM calendar on SFYHA website for your team’s dates and times. 

Please check the website and your email often for any changes.  


Team Managers

CALLING ALL COACHES! You are needed - 2020-2021 Season


Coaches are needed for the 2020-2021 St. Francis  and Northern Edge winter hockey seasons.

If you are willing to help coach a team, whether as a head coach or an assistant/helper, we need you to register on-line.  This will be our opportunity to find who we have available for our coaching pools for the upcoming winter hockey season.  ALL COACHES are requested to register.

Coaching conversations for Northern Edge will occur the end of August/beginning of September.  Mite/U8 coaching conversations will occur the beginning of October.


Welcome to St. Francis Youth Hockey

St. Francis Youth Hockey offers youth hockey for boys and girls in ISD15 St. Francis Area School boundaries.  

We offer 8 & Under in-house programs for both boys and girls (Mites) and 10U-15U (Squirts, PeeWees, Bantams boys - and -  U10, U12, U15 girls) traveling program through MN Hockey District 10.

Our 8 &Under in house program runs through the St. Francis Youth Hockey and are the "SAINTS"

Our traveling level programs are co-oped with our partners from North Branch for the boys and are known as "The Northern Edge" and our partners from North Branch and Cambridge Isanti for the girls and are known as "Northern Tier Stars. 

Please visit our website and contact a board member with any questions.

NEW girls Co-Op


St. Francis, North Branch and Cambridge/Isanti Youth hockey associations have been working very hard this summer is getting a co-op for the girls.
We will be using the High School logo all the way through the girl’s youth – new look, new name, new logo!

If you have any questions please reach out to Josh Kozak
(St. Francis Youth Hockey Girls Director)

St. Francis Youth Hockey - Mite and U8 Girls

Northern Edge Co-Op with North Branch Hockey for Bantam, Peewee and Squirt Traveling Teams

Northern Tier Stars Co-Op with North Branch Hockey and Cambridge/Isanti Hockey for Girls U15, U12 and U10 Traveling Teams


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SFYHA Mailing Address

Our Mailing address is
PO Box 79
East Bethel, MN 55011


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