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Potulny Hockey Camp 2015

Welcome to the future of Mn Hockey!

Becker/Big Lake Board of Directors and Princeton Board of Directors is pleased to announce a partnership with Potulny hockey camp to hold a private clinic just for our families. The goal of this clinic is to provide our kids with a challenging, educational, and enjoyable hockey experience. Grant and his staff will bring to us a cutting edge program giving our kids the push to become better hockey players while teaching them the skills to succeed at future levels of play. Grant’s goal and vision is to grow Minnesota hockey not just at the big, well known association level but at our smaller levels as well.  He is very committed to helping smaller associations like our two associations succeed and grow. He will bring a wealth of hockey experience to us. This is truly a great opportunity and we are so fortunate to be able to bring Grant and his staff back for a third year.

Grant was a three year captain for Minnesota during his career from 2000-04, he also won back to back national championships in 2002 and 2003. After his career at Minnesota, Grant went on to play for the Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals, and the Edmonton Oilers before retiring due to injuries. Grant has also been the Assistant coach at Minnesota for the past 6 years and was the Assistant Coach for the gold medal winning 2013 U.S National Junior team. Our Board of Directors is honored to have someone with Grant’s experience willing to come and invest in our growing programs.

*Other clinic coaches will include current Gopher players and metro high school coaches.

The camp components will include the following:

  • Shooting, scoring and passing
  • Stick handling skills/playmaking
  • Power-skating and over-speed/ tight turns and quick starts
  • Body positioning
  • Read and react/Offense and Defense
  • Age specific individual skills

Camp Schedule:

Dates: Aug 17th -21st

Where: Princeton Ice Area

Times:  Mites/Squirts 6pm-7pm, Pee Wee’s/Bantams 7:15pm-8:15pm

*Depending on number of skaters, we may break-out the Mites and Squirts into their own sessions if we need do so…Mites will be at 5pm, and Squirts 6:10pm same dates.

Cost: $175.00 per skater and registration will be closed June 1st. It is important to note here that the normal cost for this camp is over $325 per skater. This is an incredible opportunity for our skaters!!!

*We, as  board of directors, recognize the scheduling conflicts that may arise for each family but feel strongly that this opportunity will pay dividends to our skaters’ progress.

Contact for Questions:

Mark Fredericks, mfredericks09@gmail.com or 763-439-1651

2015 Board Elections - Nominations Being Accepted

On March 24th 2015, the Becker Big Lake Youth Hockey Association will hold elections for three (3) voting board positions. Each position will be elected for a three (3) year term. Per the bylaws of the Association, an open nomination period will begin February 10, 2015 and close February 23, 2015. The ballot will be finalized at the February 24, 2015 BBLYHA Special Board meeting and posted on the website for review after approval. The election will be held March 24th at 6:00-8:00 at Mc Pete's in Big Lake.

Any BBLYHA Member interested in running for these open positions must submit their name to the chair of the election committee, Mark Fredericks, via email or mailed letter to the association PO Box.

The three candidates who receive the highest vote totals from the general election will become voting board members at the first meeting held after the elections and shall serve a three year term. Per the bylaws, specific roles and duties are decided internally by the board in a effort to utilize the talent of each individual member.
The outgoing board members with their current board role are as follows:

  • Jason Hartfiel, Secretary
  • Mike Reasoner, Program Director
  • Jeff Ruppelius, Fundraising Director

All candidates will have the option to post a statement on this page. The statement published will be a linked pdf document that will not be edited for grammar or content by the person posting the information. Candidate statements will be posted in alphabetical order by last name.
You may wish to include family information, current involvement in youth hockey, other volunteer experience, professional experience/skills that will be helpful as a board member, ideas or goals during your term of service and any other information you deem relevant.

To submit a candidate statement, please send an email.

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