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Team Tucker's Hockey Explosion!

By Jill Prohofsky, 09/03/17, 9:15AM CDT



Come celebrate Tucker's 11th Birthday at Team Tucker's Hockey Explosion!  Saturday, October 7th, at the Hopkins Pavilion.

Team Tucker: Play Laugh Love is throwing a hockey birthday party for Tucker Helstrom! Come play hockey, enjoy friends, laugh and have fun!  Participants get a Team Tucker swag bag & water bottle.  Families will enjoy the hockey action on the ice, along with games, food, prizes and an amazing raffle off the ice!  Team Tucker Wear & a commemorative t-shirt will be for sale too.  Watch for celebrities to stop by as well!

Mites, Squirts, PeeWees, 8Us, 10Us, 12Us & 15Us will be playing 3 on 3 fast paced games and skill challenges.  Bantams and High School players will have the chance to show off their skills, NHL style with competitions with shooting, stick handling and speed.

Parents, aunts, uncles, adult friends you get to participate too!  Dust of your stick, lace up your skates and join the fun!  You can show your shooting speed, accuracy, and take a penalty shot against a celebrity goalie!

Click here to register.  Only $10 to enter!

Come join the fun!

Schedule of Party Events!

Ice Times by Group

Mites = 11:30 – 12:00 or 12:00 – 1:00 (watch Bantams 12:00 – 12:30)*               

Bantams = 12:00 – 12:30

Mites and Bantam parents/adults = 1:00 – 1:20

Squirts = 1:30 -2:00 (watch High School boys 2:00 – 2:30)*

High School Boys = 2:00 – 2:30

Pee Wees = 2:30 – 3:00 (watch High School boys 2:00 – 2:30)*

Squirts/Pee Wee/HS parents & adults = 3:00 – 3:20

U8s & U10s = 3:30 – 4:00 (watch High School girls 4:00 – 4:30)*

High School Girls = 4:00 – 4:30 

U12s & U14s = 4:30 – 5:00 (watch High School girls 4:00 – 4:30)*

Girls’ parents & adults = 5:00 – 5:20 

*(players are encouraged to sit on the ice and watch the big kids show their skills!)

Other Acitivities: 11:30 – 5:15

Raffle - prizes ranging from gift cards, event tickets, autographed memorabilia from Wild, Vikings, Gophers and more!

Tuck’s Pucks – everyone’s a winner, just pick a puck!

Face Painting – orange & blue designs for the kids!

Food – enjoy Tucker’s favorite foods & of course birthday treats

**Team Tucker: Play Laugh Love is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  All donations are tax deductible.  Receipts are available upon request.  For more info go to the website:  or email Dana Helstrom OBrien at


Hopkins Youth Hockey Association is not sponsoring this event. HYHA is providing support in the form of donated helmet stickers, 10 volunteer shifts, and a direct monetary donation to Play Laugh Love, a 501c3 charitable organization.   This event is not sanctioned by Hopkins Youth Hockey Association, Minnesota Hockey, or USA Hockey.  As such, there is no USA Hockey insurance coverage for this private event being put on by Play Laugh Love.