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Choice Hockey Information

Choice Winter Hockey is an alternative option to Minnesota association hockey. It is a developmental program that focuses practice time on the individual skill development of the athlete. Athletes that love the game and are driven to improvement thrive in the environment enriched with highly competitive games including 3 tournaments.

Choice Hockey encompasses eight levels and two geographic locations within the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area. Teams are formed on the southwest side practicing primarily at the Minnesota Made Ice Center in Edina and also on the Northeast corner of the metro practicing primarily at Aldrich Arena in Woodbury.

Registrations open in March. Evaluations are held in June and July. Once each level is filled the evaluations end so it is in the best advantage of the athlete to register and evaluate early as it is not a guarantee there will be evaluations at each level each month listed. 

Register soon as levels are filling fast!  

  • Southwest teams are full for the Bronze level. There are still roster spots on the Northeast teams.
  • Gold level is FULL. Still accepting goalies.

Age Guidelines for the 2022/23 Season

Levels and general age range for Choice Hockey are:

  • Rookies - born in 2016 & 2017
  • Bronze Mites - born in 2015 &  2016
  • Silver Mites - born in 2015
  • Gold Mites  - FULLborn between 7/1/13 & 12/31/14
  • ‚ÄčSquirts - born between 7/1/11 to 12/31/13
  • Super Checking 1 - born in 2011 and 2012
  • Super Checking 2 - born in 2010 and 2011
  • Super Checking 3 - born in 2008, 2009 and 2010

Choice Goaltending Development

Choice Hockey offers a comprehensive and progressive training program for Choice goalies. It is supervised by former NHL, U of M Gopher, and USA National Team member, Adam Hauser - Director of Goaltending Development.

For additional information on the goalie training plan offered through the Choice Hockey program please contact Adam Hauser at 952-746-9033 or email

If needed, goalie equipment is provided except for helmets, skates, and breezers.


The Choice Girls Program is an invite winter program for high-end and elite level girls to come together and compete against teams of similar skill, all while training under our proven Choice framework.  The program is made up of independent girls teams whose skills and abilities are showcased within the Choice League. The teams’ game schedules have flexibility and can be matched to the appropriate competition level. This is a unique opportunity for high-level girls to play together on an all-girls team where they can receive both excellent training and competitive opportunities.

For the 2022/23 season, we offer Choice girls teams at the Squirt, SL1, SL2 and SL3 levels.  For more information or to recommend a player for the 2022-23 season, please contact


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