Blaine Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) is a structured organization affiliated with USA Hockey and Minnesota Hockey (MH). It is instituted to provide fun and development at various levels of hockey within a structured environment for the youth of the community. We will strive to keep costs at a reasonable level while providing each player with an opportunity to become the best player and person they can aspire to be. To accomplish this, BYHA provides an organization where youths ages 3-18, currently residing within the Blaine High School boundaries, can play organized hockey.
BYHA provides an Initiation Program (Mites) that provides the younger players with a place to have fun and learn the game of hockey. BYHA also provides additional levels as numbers dictate.
The Traveling Program provides for fun and development but is also competitive and requires more commitment and expense.
MITE INITIATION SCHEDULE
The Mite Initiation Schedule has been finalized. To view the schedule, please click here.
PLEASE REMEMBER that all players MUST start at the level that they skated at during last season. If your child has played at a higher level during the summer, you must still attend the Initiation session for the level they played last season.
All NEW PLAYERS, as well as those that played in the CUB program last season, must begin at the D Mite level.
Please remember to bring any necessary forms on the first day of Initiations (Consent to Treat, Birth Certificate, etc) and turn them into the volunteers at the check-in table.
If you have any questions regarding the Initiation Skates, please contact Brian Bunes via email at
Riley Tufte was chosen for the 2015 U. S Under 18 Select Team that competed in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Bratislava, Sloviakia in early August. The team finished the tournament with wins against Slovakia and Czech Republic and lost to Finland, Russia and Czech Republic.
Riley was also selected to play in the 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game September 24 at 7pm. 1 of 8 kids from Minnesota that was selected.
Emily Brown was chosen for the 2015 Women’s Under 18 Select Team. The Under-18 Series is a three-game series vs. Canada that features the U.S. Women's Select Team in Lake Placid. Twenty-two players are chosen to represent the U.S. following participation in the USA Hockey Women's National Festival. The team lost 2-3 in game one, Shut out Canada 2-0 for a big win in game two and lost 2-5 in game three.
Volunteer opportunities have been posted on the website for tryouts. Tryouts start on 9/28/15 and last through 10/13/15. This year we ask again that each family volunteers 5 hours to BYHA events.This is the first big opportunity of the season to get your hours fulfilled. Keep in mind for tryouts that you cannot be in the ice rink while your son or daughter is on the ice. To find these opportunities simply click on the volunteer schedule on the left side of the main page.