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Minnesota District 11 Hockey is committed to providing a stable, informative and efficient governing body to its member associations.


Tournaments MUST be approved and on this grid to be sanctioned.

2025 Playoff Host Sites & Dates

Minnesota Hockey North Region - February 28 - March 2, 2025

Girls 15UA - Proctor
Pee Wee AA - Hermantown
Pee Wee A - Cloquet
Pee Wee B - Two Harbors
Girls 12UB - Silver Bay

Northern Minnesota Championships - February 28 - March 2, 2025

Bantam B2 - District 16 (TBD)
Pee Wee B2 - District 16 (TBD)

District 11 Playoffs - February 14-23, 2025

Bantam A - Proctor
Bantam B1 - Moose Lake
Bantam B2 - Moose Lake
Pee Wee A - Proctor
*Girls 12UA - Cloquet
Pee Wee B1 - Hermantown
Pee Wee B2 - Duluth
*Girls 12UB - Two Harbors

*Games must not interfere with Minnesota State Girls HS State Tourney

District 11 Squirt/10U Playoffs - February 24-March 12, 2025

Squirt A - Cloquet
Squirt B1 - Superior
Squirt B2 - Duluth
Girls 10UB - Silver Bay


Community Based Associations

Minnesota Hockey is comprised of approximately 150 community-based associations that serve as the base of hockey in Minnesota. Associations create teams, develop hockey players and grow the game at the local level. They are typically managed by a volunteer board of directors. Minnesota Hockey’s community-based structure is considered by many to be the premier youth hockey model in the United States and across the world!

There are three distinct advantages to the community-based model. Perhaps most importantly, this model allows players to develop their hockey skills close to home. In many other states, hockey involves significant travel and leaving home at the ages of 14-16, or even earlier to compete at a high level. In Minnesota, players get to stay at home and play hockey with their best friends from school from Mites through High School. Secondly, our associations work directly with the community in supporting hockey and maintaining a volunteer based, non-profit structure, which keeps the cost of the game down. The third benefit is in many ways a byproduct of the first two as limiting the cost and travel involved in playing hockey allows more kids to participate and learn to love the game.

Declaration of Safety, Fair Play and Respect

Coaching Requirement Links 2023-2024

Safe Sport And Screening 
Safe sport is required every year. Screening is to be completed every 2 years. Both need to be up to date prior to being placed on a roster for the 2023/24 Season. 

2023 USA Hockey Coaches 
Coaches can look up their credentials on USA Hockey that were used for the 2023/24 Hockey Season to confirm what is needed.  

All Coaches need to complete all CEP, SafeSport and the Background Checks to be allowed on the bench and or ice with your team. #1 - Obtain a USA Hockey Coaching Number  (Prior to being placed on USA Hockey Roster)
*** Once you have received your USA Hockey number please inform your Association Regstrar
USA Hockey Registration

#2 - Complete MN Background Screening  (Prior to being placed on USA Hockey Roster)
MN Hockey Background Screening

#3 - Complete SafeSport Training (Prior to being placed on USA Hockey Roster)
USA Hockey SafeSport Training

#4 - Complete Modules (Prior to being placed on USA Hockey Roster)
USA Hockey Module Training

#5 - Attend Coaching Clinic (Prior to December 31, 2023) Coaching registration will indicate if in person or on Zoom,* Those are in person training will be held at a local rink a few times per year. Please be aware that if you miss your required level of training, you are no longer eligible to coach. 

#6 - Complete Concussion Training (Included in modules.! It is good for one calendar year.  If you have taken the training with another youth sport program please send your association registrar your certificate along with the Coach Concussion Certification sheet attached and filled out.)
Coach Concussion Certificate
Coach Concussion Training


Mn. Statute On Concussions

Link to Mn. Hockey Concussion Article

Article on MN. Hockey Web Site with information on Concussions in Mn. Hockey and plans by USA Hockey to change and implement rules to decrease occurrence.

Link to Tournament Sanctioning 2023-2024

Click on Link to fill out the form to sanction your tournament. Email


MN Hockey & District 11 Locker Room Policy


Locker Room Policy

District 11 adheres to USA Hockey’s SafeSport Program as a means to help protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of misconduct, including emotional abuse, bullying, threats, harassment and hazing. To help prevent abuse or misconduct from occurring in our locker rooms, District 11 has adopted a locker room policy, designed to maintain personal privacy as well as to reduce the risk of misconduct in locker rooms. 

Locker Room Monitoring 

Locker Room Monitors should conduct a sweep of the locker rooms and changing areas. If the coaches are not inside the locker rooms, then a coach or a volunteer locker room monitors (each of which has been screened) will be posted directly INSIDE of the locker rooms and changing areas during periods of use, and leave the doors open only when adequate privacy is still possible. Only participants (coaches and players), approved team personnel and family members are permitted in the locker room (when appropriate). Team personnel will also secure the locker room appropriately during times when the team is on the ice. 


Adult supervisors for the locker room monitoring must follow the screening process in the MN Hockey Handbook, Sexual Abuse,

Physical Abuse and Criminal Background Screening Policy. Volunteers MUST be registered as a volunteer with USA Hockey and complete SafeSport training.

No team/player(s) shall be allowed to enter a locker room prior to a scheduled event until a proper locker room monitor is present and such monitor shall remain present until the last player leaves the locker room.

When coaches are present in the locker room, they may serve as locker room monitors.

1st Violation will result in a warning and discussion with the D11 Director and a $ 500.00 fine to the Association.

2nd Violation will result in a $ 1000.00 fine to the Association and a hearing with D11.

3rd Violation will result in a $2,500.00 fine to the Association and a hearing with D11.

Official Locker Room – No one is allowed into the Officials Locker room, without being invited in BY THE OFFICALS. Violations of

this rule will be reported to the D11 Supervisor of Officials, who will notify the D11 Director. District 11 will follow the MNH Rules as stated in XV. Conduct that was passed in June 2022.

SafeSport Locker Room Policy – USA Hockey

All USA member programs must have at least one responsible screened adult (Locker Room Monitor) present to monitor the locker room or

changing area. Individual meetings between a minor and a coach in a locker room or changing area requires the presence of a second screened adult.

 -Permission or lack of permission for parents to be in the locker rooms.

 -Prohibited conduct, including at least all forms of abuse and misconduct prohibited by USA Hockey

 -Specific policies for the use of mobile electronic devices and phones and prohibiting the use of a device's recording capabilities.

Failure by a coach or administrator to take appropriate steps to ensure adherence to the Locker Room Policy, or violation thereof by any participant or parent of a participant is subject to appropriate disciplinary action. It should also be noted that a local program may at its discretion adopt stricter policies than those defined by USA Hockey or Minnesota Hockey, but in no case may said policy be less strict.

Mixed Gender Teams

Some teams consist of both male and female players. It is important that the privacy rights of all players are given consideration and appropriate arrangements are made. Where possible, District 11 will have the male and female players dress/undress in separate locker rooms and then convene in a single locker room before the game or team meeting. Once the game or practice is finished, the players may come to one locker room for a team meeting and then the male and female players proceed to their separate locker rooms to undress and shower, if available. If separate locker rooms are not available, then the players will take turns using the locker room to change. We understand that these arrangements may require that players arrive earlier or leave later to dress but believe that this is the most reasonable way to accommodate and respect all our players.




District 11;
I have found that I need to remind associations and/or coaches the of the rules regarding rostered players....

ONLY the players on the official team roster are allowed to play in games or be on the ice for practices or scrimmages.
I.E. using players from the roster 
of another team in the association.

If anyone finds this practice happening please report it to me immediately. 

Should I be informed of this and upon investigation I find it to be true, the eligibility of ALL teams for that association will be in jeopardy.

Pete Hill
District 11 Director
MN Hockey