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AVBH Weekly Round Up 04/29/24

By AVBHA, 04/29/24, 8:00AM CDT


Hey AVBHA Families,

We've got a jam-packed week ahead! Don't miss out on the latest updates and opportunities. From our BVTC Clean-Up Day to gearing up for the upcoming carnivals next week, there's plenty to get involved in. Plus, swing by the AVTC to drop off those team iPads. E>Train sessions are still open, so sign up and work those skating skills! Check out our Summer Training Programs (STP) and take advantage of the special offer - 25% off neck guards!

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 - 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 

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!



THIS SATURDAY, May 4 is the day! And there are still quite a few DIBS spots open. Sign up today to help spruce up our Burnsville Training Center! DIBS sessions are in 2-hour blocks, but if you can only make 1 hour work, we’ll take it! Just let us know when and we’ll sign you up.  

DATE: Saturday, May 4
TIME: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
DIBS: available in 2-hour blocks - Sign-Up now
WHAT: Sweeping, sorting, stacking, and a little heavy lifting involved (and plenty more to do if you are not able to lift heavy items), so wear old clothes. Bring your leaf blower & broom, too, if you've got one!
WHO: Any AVB members and players aged 13 and up.
WHY: It's time to clean out storage areas, move items to the dumpster, and freshen up BVTC after a busy season!
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME: DIBS credits, community building, as well as snacks/refreshments once we're done.

This is a great chance for families who didn't meet their DIBS requirements for the 23/24 season to catch up. And for those who already met their DIBS, we'll credit them to next season's requirements.

Let's make BVTC shine together! Sign up for a shift and lend a helping hand.



Get ready for Elementary School Carnivals starting next week! We're counting on your help and excitement to bring some hockey fun to the kids.

Echo Park: Thursday, May 9, 5:30-8:00 pm (volunteers needed from 5:00-8:00)
Southview: Friday, May 10, 4:00-8:00 pm (volunteers needed from 3:30-8:00)
Cedar Park: Friday, May 10, 5:30-8:00 pm (volunteers needed from 5:00-8:00)
Westview: Friday, May 17, 5:00-8:00 pm (volunteers needed from 4:30-8:00)

Why it's important: It's a big deal because we're igniting kids' passion for hockey! As volunteers, we get to spread the love, pump up excitement, and maybe even discover future hockey heroes. Let's make memories, share laughs, and turn these kids into lifelong hockey fans! 



Attention Managers! If you haven't yet returned your team iPad, you can do so this Wednesday night at AVTC. Ginger Lemke will be there from 3:30-6:30, working on carnival prep and more, so drop by and bring those iPads in. 

Starting now, you'll find Ginger at the Apple Valley Training Center every Wednesday night, gearing up for upcoming events. It's a great opportunity for managers, parents, and anyone else to swing by for drop-offs or pick-ups. Just a friendly reminder, it's not an unsupervised drop-in for kids; it's more of a chance for adult members to connect and exchange items before and after the season.



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 (



Elevate your game with E>TRAIN sessions! Weekly sessions are available 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! 



Have you registered yet? All Boys & Girls Eagles and Valkyries STP registrations are open! Our Summer Training programs are a fantastic opportunity to hit the ice, hone your skills, and have a blast.

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



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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