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AVBHA Weekly Round Up - 9/18/23

By AVBHA, 09/18/23, 3:15AM CDT


Hello, hockey families! Welcome back to another thrilling week in our vibrant hockey community. As we dive deeper into the preseason clinics and gear up for exciting events, we're thrilled to kick things off this Saturday with the AVHS Boys Golf Tournament and the first session of Intro to Hockey. So, tighten those skate laces, and let's embark on another exhilarating week of puck-filled adventures together!

In this week's issue:
Get Ready to Train: Training Center Hours
Swing for Success: AVHS Boys Golf Tournament This Saturday Morning
Skating into Fun: Intro to Hockey Starts Next Saturday Afternoon
Attention Volunteers: Important DIBS Information
Join the Fun: 2nd Annual AVHS Women's Hockey Bean Bag Tournament on 10/8
Trunk-or-Treat Alert: October 28
Don’t Miss Out: “Connect” to WWW.AVBHOCKEY.COM by 9/30 


Get set to elevate your game at the Training Center this week! Check out the schedule below to stay at the top of your game:

Monday (9/19), Wednesday (9/20) and Thursday (9/22)
3:30 - 5:30 - squirt, peewee, bantam, 10u and 12u
5:30 - 6:45 - mites, squirts and 10u
6:45 - 8:00 - peewee, bantam and 12U
Tuesday (9/19)
3:30 - 3:30 - squirt, peewee, bantam 10u and 12u
5:30 - 6:45 - mites, squirts and 10u

And always remember, keeping well-hydrated is the secret to achieving peak performance. Don't leave your trusty water bottle behind! Let's maximize every training session. You can also stay in the loop by subscribing to our calendar on the Training Center - BIC page.


Get ready for an amazing weekend as we gear up for the 2023 AVHS Boys Hockey Golf Tournament this Saturday morning!

Date: Saturday, Sept 23, 2023
Time: 7:30 am Check-In, 9:00 am Shotgun Start
Place: Crystal Lake Golf Club
Registration Fee: $175 Single Golfer / $600 Foursome / $50 Lunch only

Price includes cart, 18 holes of golf, on-course games, and a delicious dinner. Plus, there are exciting prizes up for grabs, including the Grand Prize of $10,000 if you get an ace on any of the par 3’s!

The tournament features a shotgun start, on-course contests, an awards ceremony, lunch, and raffle.

It's going to be a hole-in-one day of fun!


The excitement is building as we prepare to kick off Intro to Hockey! If you have friends who are eager to experience the thrill of this fantastic sport, now is the perfect time to join us. Share this link with them and let them dive headfirst into the action:

Already registered and ready to roll? The anticipation is off the charts! Head over to Westwood Sports, where your name is securely on the list, and they're all set to equip your player for the upcoming season. The countdown to unforgettable hockey moments begins now!


SAFE SPORT / BACKGROUND CHECKS: All volunteers are required to undergo a background check and Safe Sport training before they can claim any DIBS shifts. Additionally, all coaches must be certified through USA Hockey and/or complete the age-specific module.

If you plan to claim shifts that involve contact with children under the age of 18, such as coaching or assistant coaching for Intro to Hockey, and you are over the age of 18, it is imperative that you complete your background check and Safe Sport certification via USA Hockey before participating in your DIBS session.

To meet these requirements, please follow these steps:
SafeSport Certification:
USA Hockey Registration:
Your commitment to these steps helps us maintain a safe and positive environment for all participants. Thank you for your dedication to the well-being of our young athletes.

2023-24 FAMILY REQUIREMENTS: Clarification on DIBS HoursWe've received some questions about the DIBS hours for this season, so let's address them:

Question: Are the required 10 DIBS hours per family or per player?
Answer: It's 10 DIBS hours per FAMILY.

Question: Will we be required to save a certain percentage of our hours to work tournaments?
Answer: NO, there will be no specific percentage of DIBS hours allocated for tournament work.

Please keep in mind that this is the first year of the merger, and we're doing our best to estimate and allocate DIBS hours. If it turns out that we've not offered enough DIBS opportunities or required too few, we'll review this at the end of the season and make adjustments for the future.

Hosting tournaments requires a significant amount of humanpower, and we greatly appreciate all your efforts to help ensure everything runs smoothly. Your support is invaluable to our association. Thank you! 


Sign up for a day of bean bag frenzy at the 2nd Annual AVHS Women’s Hockey Bean Bag Tourney. Here's all you need to know:

Date: October 8, 2023
Time: 11:00 am Check-In, 12 pm First Toss
Place: Buck ’54 Bar & Grill, 15400 Buck Hill Rd, Burnsville
Registration Fee: $50 per team of 2 players

This is a 64-team tournament with a guarantee of 2 games. It's going to be a "tossing" good time, and you definitely don't want to miss it!

Besides the bean bag tournament, there will be raffle baskets, games, prizes, and mouthwatering food available for purchase via cash or Venmo.

Make sure to grab your spot and join the fun! Register and find more information here: Bean Bag Tourney Details and registration here:


Gear up to represent AVBHA with style at fantastic local trunk-or-treat events next month! We've secured invitations to join in the Halloween fun at three different locations on October 28th.

If you've got a trunk and you're ready for an awesome time handing out treats, promoting hockey, and inviting kids to Try Hockey for Free, we want to hear from you!

Send an email to Ginger Lemke and let her know you're excited to be part of the spooky excitement!


Don't miss out – be sure to connect your SportsEngine account to our brand-new website before September 30th. It's your key to staying in the loop with all things hockey!

Why is this important? Well, the old sites are nearing their expiration date and won't be maintained or updated any longer. Additionally, it's all about streamlining communications. Currently, our communications are generated by sending to lists from both the old AV and BV sites, leading to some redundancy as folks receive multiple copies. By connecting to the new site, not only will you stay current, but you'll also help tidy up our lists so you'll only receive communications if you choose to. It's a win-win!

Here's how to connect your account to the new site:
First, log into SportsEngine.
Then, go to and follow these steps:
1. Click on your profile picture (in the upper right corner)
2. Click “Connect to Site” on pop-up window
3. Select the profile(s) you would like to connect
4. Click ”Join Network With Selected Profiles”
SUCCESS! You are now connected!

Need a visual for those instructions? We've got you covered - just keep scrolling... it's waiting for you all the way down at the bottom of this email.


Big thanks for being a part of the Apple Valley Burnsville Hockey crew. Let's make hockey epic, together!

Catch you on the ice,
Apple Valley Burnsville Hockey Association

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