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Annual Meeting & Election Notice

 

Association Members: The Board Elections will be held on Thursday, April 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Annual Meeting held at Packer Arena. The elections will be drive-thru, if the weather becomes a factor, we will move the elections indoors at Packer Arena. If indoors, we ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing. Members need to vote in person, and cannot vote by proxy or absentee vote per By-Laws.

 Please reach out to a board member if you have any questions.

  • Jersey Buy-Out: If you would like to purchase your child’s home & away jersey for $20, you can do so at the Annual Meeting on April 29th. If you have any questions please contact Ashley McLaren at amclaren87@gmail.com

Spectator Rule Reminder

Now that our teams have had a chance to get back on the ice, we wanted to send a reminder regarding spectators. For traveling teams and mite games that are at Packer, we need to follow the rule of one spectator per on-ice player and for traveling teams and mite games that are at Riverside, we need to follow the rule of two spectators per on-ice player.

We understand that this is not ideal but these are the guidelines that were put in place by the City of Austin, and must be followed so that we can keep the kids on the ice. We received the question of, “Who is going to enforce this?” and it is our hope that it won’t have to be enforced. We all have an obligation to follow and reinforce the rules, lead by example. Please encourage compliance within our rinks and while traveling. If these are not followed, we risk having no spectators at all. 

During any other season the support and attendance at home games from other teams, family and community members are highly encouraged and we like to see the stands full but unfortunately with Covid restrictions, we need to be diligent on following guidelines and rules.

 Please reach out to a board member if you have any questions or direct any covid related questions to ayhcovid@gmail.

Mask Guideline

Masks

We have received a lot of questions from parents wanting to modify a mask to attach to the helmet. At this time, you cannot modify a mask and attach it to the helmet. The only "attach to helmet" mask approved is the CCM Game on Mask. See guidance below.  Please remember that these rules will need to be enforced by coaches, and refs - please abide by the rules. 

Quick update for you on two things:

1: Masks for Players 5 Years old and Under:  We were waiting for official confirmation from the MDH that we were interpreting the order correctly on masks for 5 and under.  We did get word, Players 5 and Under are not required to wear a mask while on the ice.  Here's the note I got from MDH yesterday: According the mask executive order, kids 5 and under are not required to wear masks (kids 2-5 can wear masks, but they’re not required)  

2: Bauer Splash Guard update: We continue to meet with the State and MDH on getting Bauer Splash Guards approved as a face covering.  We are inching closer, but nothing official to announce yet.  If we do get word that these do in fact get approved as a face covering, I'll let you all know asap.  (Important note/reminder on these is that for us as a governing body to approve a face covering it has to be approved by HECC as well as the State.  So far HECC has only approved CCM Game On and Bauer Splash Guard.)

LiveBarn Now Streaming at Packer and Riverside

AYHA is now a LiveBarn Venue.  

If you can’t make it to the rink, you can still stay connected by watching all events Live and On-Demand.

For a limited time, LiveBarn is offering a promo code for discounts on their subscription service:   10% DISCOUNT - PROMO CODE: 55bf-yq49

  •  Live stream events from any LiveBarn venue
  •  Watch On Demand for 30 days
  •  Save and share 30-second highlights
  •  Download entire games/practices
  •  LiveBarn is available via a monthly or annual subscription:
  •  Save 10% when you use promo code: 55bf-yq49
  •  Existing subscribers can update their promo code to 55bf-  yq49 within their profile

For more information, visit livebarn.com. Download the LiveBarn iOS App for easiest mobile viewing on Apple devices (Android App coming soon).


Follow LiveBarn on Twitter (@LiveBarn), Facebook (@LiveBarnSports), Instagram (@LiveBarnSports) and YouTube (@LiveBarn).

SCRIP Information

SCRIP is a great way to earn money throughout the year towards the cost of hockey. SCRIP is a program that allows you to buy gift cards to hundreds of locations such as Old Navy, Subway, Buffalo Wild Wings, Target, Walmart, Delta Airlines, and Home Depot to name a few.  

We had several families who paid less than $50 for hockey each season. There is so much opportunity with this program. 

Sign up is easy at https://www.shopwithscrip.com/ and click "Join A Program", you will then need to enter the AYH enrollment code: to access the enrollment code, please contact Lacey.  Once you are registered you will have to contact Lacey Rector at laceyboelman@gmail.com or 507-440-4086 to complete the enrollment. 

Payments will be via PrestoPay which is set up right through your personal checking account. 

Giftcards can be e-giftcards (accessed through your phone) or printed out. The association does try to do one physical gift card order per month if there are members whom have ordered.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Lacey via email, call or text - rectorlacey@gmail.com / 507-440-4086

Association Colors

The association is working to become more consistent with team colors.  Use the following guidelines when purchasing new equipment.

- Required -

Breezers and gloves-Red

Helmet - White

Socks- will be sold at South Central

 

Mailing Address

Austin Youth Hockey

PO Box 111

Austin, MN 55912

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