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AVBH Weekly Round Up 04/08/24

By AVBHA, 04/08/24, 8:00AM CDT


Hello AVBHA Families!

Get ready to hit the (synthetic) ice with our latest newsletter packed with exciting updates and opportunities. From our Training Center hours to our high-energy E>TRAIN sessions, we've got everything you need to level up your game this season. Don't miss out on our summer training programs (STP) and discover how you can apply for the AVBHA scholarship. Plus, join us in celebrating another AVB high performer and congratulating our champs on their victories! Psst... score 25% off neck guards for a limited time only. Let's make this off-season one for the books!

In this week's issue:




Don't miss out on these opportunities to join Brandon for some fantastic dryland training at BVTC! Our kids are fortunate to have such a skilled coach, so let's keep him busy, even in the off-season! Check out the schedule below and don't forget your stick, gloves, helmet, and water. See you there!

3:30 - 5:30 - Squirt, peewee, Bantam 10u and 12u
5:30 - 6:45 - boys mites
6:45 - 8:00 - girls mites 

3:30 - 5:30 - squirt, peewee, Bantam, 10u and 12u
5:30 - 6:30 - mites
6:30 - 7:30 - squirts and 10u
7:30 - 8:30 - bantam, peewee and 12u

3:30 - 5:30 - Squirt, peewee, Bantam, 10u and 12u
5:30 - 6:45 - girls mites
6:45 - 8:00 - boys mites 

3:30 - 5:30 - squirt, peewee, Bantam, 10u and 12u
5:30 - 6:30 - mites
6:30 - 7:30 - squirts and 10u
7:30 - 8:30 - bantam, peewee and 12u 

For smooth access to all our schedules and updates, don't forget to subscribe to our calendar on the Training Center - BVTC page. Stay refreshed, and enjoy your week!



Get ready to elevate your game with E>TRAIN sessions! Join us weekly for intense treadmill skating workouts that'll take your skills to the next level. Lace up your skates and sign up online at to secure your spot! Let's train, skate, and dominate together! 



Exciting news for all Boys & Girls Eagles and Valkyries! Our Summer Training programs are back for 2024, offering a fantastic opportunity to hit the ice, hone your skills, and have a blast.

Check our their pages below and register today:
Squirts, 10U, PeeWee & 12U:



Let's hear it for AVB Eagle Noah Narog, who's been selected for the Minnesota High Performance Spring League - Boys HP 17 - Section 3!  We can't wait to see you light up the ice this season, Noah! Keep shining bright! 

Check out Noah's team and get ready to cheer him on: 

The CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance programs aim to identify and nurture the top players aged 14-18 in Minnesota, providing them with opportunities to showcase their skills against the best in the state. Visit Minnesota Hockey High Performance for more information.



Leila and her Valkyrie crew nailed it! Huge congrats to our very own Eagle, Leila Korkowski, and her awesome teammates Adalyn Farrington, Beth Bigalke, Jaden Ruzzi, Josie Walczak, and Lilly Selander for dominating the 14U USA Hockey Tier II National Championship with their Minnesota Moose squad. Winning all 6 games and only allowing 2 goals throughout the tournament is seriously impressive! Special kudos to Beth Bigalke for pulling off 5 shutouts! Way to work, CHAMPS!



AVB Hockey is offering multiple post-secondary education scholarships to this year's senior class at AVHS and BHS.  The board of directors have approved a scholarship fund and appointed a scholarship committee.  The intention is to grant scholarships to as many former players as possible.

Scholarship Eligibility, Requirements, and Guidelines

  1. Applicants must be a senior in good standing at Apple Valley High School or Burnsville High School.

  2. Applicants must have been an active member of AVHA, BHC, or AVBHA and been a traveling player with sanctioned teams (Eagles, Valkyries, or Firehawks) for at least two seasons. Applicants do not have to be active at the time of application.

  3. Applicants must have a minimum of 2.7 cumulative high school GPA (based on 4.0 scale) 

  4. Applicants must submit a transcript stating GPA with his/her application.  Transcripts must indicate cumulative grade point average.

  5. Applicants must submit an application form to the scholarship committee by the deadline of May 31, 2024.

  6. The scholarship committee will determine scholarship recipients and amounts awarded.

  7. The award is intended to be used during the traditional academic year (fall through spring), and for academic purposes such as tuition, fees, room, board, and/or books.

  8. Awards will be one-time payments made payable to the educational institute.  Scholarships are forfeited if not used by March 31 of the following year (for example, 2024 winners must submit for payment by Mar 31, 2025).

Decisions of the AVB Hockey scholarship committee are final.

To apply, please complete the Google Form located at this link.
2024 AVBHA Scholarship Application Form (



Have you heard? We've partnered with Cutshield, a leading supplier of neck guards designed to enhance player safety on the ice, so our members can now enjoy a special discount on Cutshield neck guards.

Discount Details:

  • Discount Code: avbhockey

  • Discount: 25% off retail price

How to Redeem:

  1. Visit the Cutshield website:

  2. Use the discount code "avbhockey" at checkout to enjoy your exclusive savings!

Why Neck Guards Matter:
Player safety is our top priority, which is why we're thrilled to offer Cutshield neck guards to our members. Neck guards provide crucial protection against potential neck injuries during play, ensuring our players can focus on their game with confidence and peace of mind.

Important Reminder:
Starting August 1, 2024, all youth players under the age of 18 are required to wear neck guards as per USA Hockey rules. This rule change underscores the importance of prioritizing player safety and underscores the significance of our partnership with Cutshield.

Take Advantage Today:
Don't miss out on this opportunity to prioritize safety and save on Cutshield neck guards. Visit and use discount code "avbhockey" to secure your discounted neckguard today!

Let's continue to prioritize safety and support our players on and off the ice.


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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