Governor Walz has issued a mandated PAUSE on all youth sports.
SFYHA will be on pause effective Friday, November 20 at 11:59 PM for a minimum of four (4) weeks, per the state mandate.
We will plan to resume hockey-related activities on December 19, 2020, or as permitted by Governor Walz.
The board will be in contact with our hockey families to provide any new, different, or additional details as they are known.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate through this challenging time.
Stay Safe/Stay Healthy!
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.
For the 2020-2021 season, Quarantine Enforcement: Players who are instructed per Minnesota Department of Health policies to quarantine, whether related to a positive test, close contact, etc., will be considered ineligible for participation until the quarantine period issued by the Department of Health expires. If it is found that a player who is under quarantine plays in a game, Minnesota Hockey rules subject to playing an ineligible player shall be enforced. Under these rules, the team would be ineligible for District, Region and State Tournaments, and the head coach would be suspended for the rest of the season.
Now...”LET’S PLAY HOCKEY!!!”
Click SUPER SAINTS LINK BELOW for more information
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.
CALLING ALL HOCKEY COACHES!
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.
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.
NORTHERN TIER STARS
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
Our Mailing address is
PO Box 79
East Bethel, MN 55011
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