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Team Managers

Welcome to the Manager's Page

Here you will find information on managing an HYHA hockey team.  



Are you interested in becoming a Team Manager?

The team manager is in charge of coordination and communication of all operational aspects of your Hopkins Youth Hockey Team.  You are the main liaison and support between the coaching staff and the team and parents, to be sure that the season runs smoothly. 


General Duties…  

  • Attend the Mandatory Coach’s and Managers meeting at the beginning of the season.  Schedule the start of year meeting with all parents and players.  This is a meeting where the coach sets the table for the year.  Discusses expectations and answers any questions.  This takes place within the first week or so of the season. 
  • Manage the team's budget for ancillary team expenses and handle the team checking account.  Checkbook to be provided by HYHA Treasurer 
  • Work with the HYHA Equipment Manager for team equipment.  Make sure all equipment is properly used, maintained, and returned at the end of the year.   
  • Be a communication liaison for the HYHA Board of Directors to all the families on your team.  Communicate the team’s ice times for practices and games.  Keep team records such as league standings, overall team records and statistics with respect to team - performance as requested by the Coach.  Update team webpage as necessary. 
  • Make team records available at each league game and tournament. The Team Manager must retain, throughout the season, the District 3 official team roster, Waiver Forms, Consent to Treat Medical Forms, and a copy of each coaches CEP card.  The association registrar will provide this Book to you.  You must bring it to every game and/or tournament and return it at the end of the year. 
  • Schedule non-league games/scrimmages in conjunction with the coach’s request and obtain referees for these games (this is a team expense).  The association schedules all league games, which includes pre-paid referees. 
  • The home team is responsible for a scorekeeper and timekeeper. The Team Manager shall perform this duty or assign it to a parent on the team.  Many teams have a rotating schedule.  The Sign-up Genius website is a useful tool to manage, track, and inform families of their responsibilities. 
  • Report scores of all league games after each game (you will be given instructions at the Mandatory District 3 Coaches and Managers Meeting) 
  • Handle team travel arrangements for out of town tournaments.  Most out of town arrangements have been pre-booked and the specific HYHA Tournament Coordinator will communicate this to you at the beginning of the season.

How To Nominate Players for a USA Hockey Award


Player Achievement Awards

Zero Award - For a goalkeeper playing a complete game without allowing a goal

Hat Trick Award - For a player scoring three goals in a game

Playmaker Award - For a player registering three assists in a game

The awards are distributed under the following conditions:

1.  The recipient is a registered and rostered player.

2.  The game was in league competition (not scrimmage or exhibition), a sanctioned tournament or a MN Hockey playoff involving only USA Hockey registered teams.

3.  The game was officiated by registered USA Hockey referees and they have signed the score sheet.

4.  Eligible player categories:  All players 10U Youth/10U Girls and above.

5.  A readable, unaltered copy of the signed score sheet with the players listed is required with the application.

6.  A copy of the official approved roster must be included with each request.

7.  Limit of ONE of each award per player per season - i.e. one Hat Trick, one Playmaker and one Zero

8.  Please batch your requests and send them in 2 or 3 times per season – not every time an individual has earned a patch.

*Please note the rule stating "any games with a goal differential of 10 or more goals are not considered in the pool of games" has been eliminated.  All games regardless of final outcome that meet the criteria above are eligible.

Hat Trick, Playmaker, Zero Award.  Available through District 3 Registrar.  

For a link to the form and where to send the request to, click here.

SafeSport Requirment for Team Managers

USA Hockey SafeSport Program is the online training/education that is available to help our USA Hockey members become aware of the information necessary to help prevent abuse from occurring in our sport.  All USA Hockey registered coaches, officials, employees and volunteers are required to take the training at no cost. The training is comprised of short video segments that take approximately 90 minutes to complete. 

You will first need to register with USA Hockey as "Ice Managers/Volunteers" at

Your confirmation number will also be used to register for the SafeSport training.

SafeSport link:

SafeSport Training is valid for 2 seasons and must be completed by December 31st .  Thus if you took the training for 2014-15, you will not need to take the training again until the 2016-17 season.   

Team Managers

Email Chris Carson, Webmaster to gain access to team pages and email communications.  When you send the email, please include the exact team you need access to.. for instance, BOYS Bantam X... You will then be granted permission to edit the team information for that specific team. 


NGIN website Support

This link will take you to NGIN's (our website host) support page. Here you can find answers to questions you might have while using the website and updating your team pages.

Minnesota Hockey Goalie Shut out Page

You can now submit your goalies shutouts to Minnesota Hockey to be posted on their website for all to see. Contact information can be found at this link.

HYHA Volunteer Information

Please see the Volunteer Page for up to date information about the association's volunteer requirements.