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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. 

Evaluations June 12, 2023

Age Guidelines for the 2023/24 Season

Levels and general age range for Choice Hockey are:

  • Rookies - born in 2017 & 2018
  • Bronze Mites - born in 2016 &  2017
  • Silver Mites - born in 2016
  • Gold Mites  - born between 7/1/14 & 12/31/15
  • ‚ÄčSquirts - born between 7/1/12 to 12/31/14
  • Super Checking 1 - born in 2012 and 2013
  • Super Checking 2 - born in 2011 and 2012
  • Super Checking 3 - born in 2009, 2010 and 2011

Choice Team Draft is on September 10th, 2023

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.

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