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2019 Pond Hockey Tournament

The 2019 Pond Hockey Classic will take place Dec 28th and 29th at CCC1.  Final schedules and brackets posted below.

Thank you to this year's sponsors

Jon Johnson

Lower Level Mite Commissioner

Mark Your Calendar


  • MiniMite - Nov 3 - 3:45 to 4:45 pm Vic West
  • Termite - Nov 3 - 2:30 to 3:30 pm Vic West
  • Rookie - None

Parent Meeting:

  • MiniMite, Termite and Rookie - Nov 5 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Victoria Rec Center Room B (optional for returning families, highly recommended for new families).  Kids welcome.

Team assignments:

  • MiniMite, Termite and Rookie - Nov 4 to Nov 6

Season starts:

  • MiniMite, Termite and Rookie - Nov 9 times TBD

Pond Hockey Tournament:

  • MiniMite, Termite and Rookie - Dec 27 to Dec 29 times TBD

3M Arena at Mariucci:

  • MiniMite, Termite and Rookie - Jan 26 10:30 am to 1:00 pm level/team assignments TBD

Hockey Hoopla:

  • MiniMite, Termite and Rookie - Mar 12 to Mar 15 times TBD


Lower Level Name Legend

Registration is based on birth dates.  See registration page for mapping of birth dates and levels.  Generally:

Rookie mites = 4 and 5 year olds

Termites = 5 and 6 year olds

Mini-Mites = 7 and 8 year olds

Season Information


The Rookie, Termite and MiniMite seasons Nov. 9  to Mar 14.  Rookies will have one touch (Saturdays) Termite and MiniMite will have 2 touches each week (one Saturday and one Sunday).  Generally practice and game times on Saturday and Sunday Mornings fall between 7:00 am and noon.  Saturday is an ADM practice and Sunday is "game" day.  All games  will be half ice.  We will add a shinny hockey touch in the evening mid-week when the outdoor ice is open.  This will be a very loose format and will consist of mainly playing different games, scrimmaging etc.  Our goal is to get kids out on the ice and have fun (also to keep them moving in the cold weather.) I will be attempting to arrange 2-3 out of Chaska/Chan games for the Mini Mites again this year.  Last year we traveled to Wayzata and it received great reviews from the parents and kids. 

Rookie Mites will consist of one touch a week, generally on Saturday Mornings.  We will start adding scrimmages when we feel these kids are ready, it is usually about mid to late December. 


All levels will have an end of year in-house Hockey Hoopla tournament to close the season.  This is a great time for all the kids. 

Termites and Mini's will have the pond hockey classic over the holiday weekend.  This is a great way for them to show off their skills to all the relatives.  

New To Hockey?

Here are some basics you will need to know: 

1) Sharpen your skates before getting on the ice.  There are several local shops that can do this for you.  Two in Downtown Chan.  Do not let your child on the ice with skates right out of the box.  It will make an already challenging endeavor impossible.  

2) Rental equipment is available on a first come first serve basis.  Please contact Holly, the equipment manager.  Her contact info is on the contact information page.  You may also consider attending a Try Hockey For Free Event (details on the home page) to fit gear and skate in the rental gear.

Required Hockey Equipment

  • Hockey Skates 

    • They need to be sharpened before first use, and as needed there after

    • Properly fitting skates is the most important piece of gear.  Skates that don’t fit properly make an already difficult endeavor much harder.  Skates generally fit 1 to 2 sizes smaller than your child’s shoe size.

  • Jerseys (provided with registration)

  • Hockey Socks (provided provided with registration)

    • These go over your player’s shin guards

    • It is dangerous not to wear hockey socks over shin guards

  • Shin Guards

  • Mouth Guard (with strap that connects to face mask)

  • Hockey Gloves

  • Hockey Stick 

    • Wood, composite or similar.  If possible, avoid street hockey sticks (e.g. plastic blades).

    • The stick should reach the players nose when standing in shoes.  Place the stick vertically plum while your child stands straight.  Make a mark at his/her nose. Cut it down at the mark. 

    • Tape the top and the blade.  If questions here, ask a coach or parent to help.

  • Elbow Pads

  • Shoulder Pads

  • Hockey Pants (AKA Breezers)

  • Athletic Protector

  • Neck Guard

  • Helmet with face mask (either clear or cage)

Hockey Parent ‘101’ Class: Provided by HockeyStop

HockeyStop will be offering a 'Hockey Parent 101' class before the season begins to answer all your hockey equipment related questions. 

Contact HockeyStop at 

to sign up for a class!

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Community Skate Wall

Hello CCHA member, please help HockeyStop finish the Community Skate Wall!!! We all know the cost of hockey is high and skates are one of the highest cost items. In our continued mission to support our local communities and grow the game of hockey, HockeyStop has created a "Community Skate Wall" which will provide affordable skate rentals for youth hockey players.

We all have skates in our garages or basements that aren't being used. Please bring them to HockeyStop so we can provide them to first time skaters, skaters than are growing two sizes every two months, or multi-skater families who just need a break from buying new skates every other week :-)


Outdoor Ice (Termite & MIni-Mite)

Outdoor ice touches will be added to the calendar as weather permits (e.g. December through February).  These are "extra" ice touches that are informal and purposely unstructured.  It is expected that at least one coach is present and may help organize somewhat but are not required to be on the ice.  The intent is for the kids to play "shinny".  Dress appropriate for the weather - helmet, elbow pads and shin pads are required.

Unless the city of Chanhassen closes due to weather, show-up, have a skate and have fun. 

Rink Closures:
The following guidelines will be used to determine outdoor rink closures:

  • When temperatures soften the ice.
  • When actual or windchill temperatures reach -15 degrees or colder.
  • If more than 1 inch of snow accumulates on the ice when maintenance crews are not available.

For up-to-date information on rink closures, call the Weather Hotline at 952-227-1411.

1. Bandimere Park
    9405 Great Plains Blvd.
2. Chanhassen Rec Center (AKA Bluff Creek)
    2310 Coulter Blvd.
3. City Center Park
    7700 Market Boulevard
4. No. Lotus Lake Park
    295 Pleasant View Rd,


Jon Johnson

Lower Mite Commissioner

3M Arena at Mariucci January 26

Adress:  1901 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Enter arena from 4th street (South West corner).  There will be signage to the locker rooms from there.  I usually park in the 4th street parking ramp but there are numerous options.  Most cost money and will require some walking so plan accordingly.