2022 – 2023
Rock Ridge Wolverine
Pond Rats Hockey Program
Pond Hockey Fanatics and Rink Rat’s unite. Returning in 2022 is an incentive program that will reward Wolverine hockey players for doing what they love most, playing hockey! This year will be the first ever for the Wolverine Program so let’s get as many names on the first banner as possible! Log every hour you skate on the outdoor rink, on the pond and in your back yard. Anytime you spend on the ice outside your practices or games can earn yourself a spot on the Pond Rat Hall of Fame Banner for 2022-2023! Earn that spot by skating 50 hours or more. For everyone with over 65 hours your name will be entered to win a Grand Prize. Log your hours starting October 1st, thru February 29th, 2023. Have your parents sign your log sheet and turn them in to your Coach at the end of the year.
For forms go to the the More Tab at the top of the website and click on the Pond Hockey tab.
There is a mandatory meeting for any players (and parents) interested in playing Junior Gold on Tues Nov 22 at 5 pm in the locker room at Hoyt Lakes Arena.
Goalie sessions have started, they are on Mondays. You can find the schedule under the Teams tab and then scroll down to Goalies. The times will be on the calendar.
12/1 Cheri Plombon $50
12/2 Nicole Reid $50
12/3 Chris Peterson $250
12/4 Marilyn Dimberio $50
12/5 Kerry Schaub $50
12/6 Mary Kaey Kvechle $50
12/7 Jen Nemanich $50
12/8 Betsy Karkinen $50
12/9 Jeff Sterling $50
12/10 Jeff & Amy Marolt $250
12/11 Jacquie Heinonen $50
12/12 Kim Wolner $50
12/13 JoAnne Morley $50
12/14 Larry Eckman $50
12/15 Dana Klander $50
CONGRATULATIONS! Checks will be mailed out starting tomorrow. Thank you for your continued support!
Officials- Keep the integrity of each game.
Parents- Support and Encourage Coaches, Players, and Officials.
Thank you all who support our program as a coach, manager, and officials- The kids really appreciate your time...and we as an associate will always be RESPECTFUL..
2022-23 Rock Ridge Youth Hockey Volunteer (DIBS) Hours
Rock Ridge Youth Hockey Association (RRYHA) requests each family contribute to our program through volunteer hours. There is a tremendous workload, and it must be spread out to make our association a success. This year, the board voted to require a volunteer deposit of $500 per skater (maximum $1000, 2 separate checks) to help ensure the workload is shared across the organization. The volunteer deposit check will be collected at coupon book/cash calendar pickup nights and will be shredded following fulfillment of the volunteer requirements outlined below. Checks are to be made to “Rock Ridge Youth Hockey Association”.
Minimum Volunteer Requirements* per skater (requirement doubles for 2+ skaters):
• Mini Mite, Mite, 10U Girls, Squirts, 12U Girls, Peewee, Bantam:
- 2 regular season shifts during YOUR skater’s game (Clock, Penalty Box, Announcing, Book)
- 6 tournament and/or post season shifts *
* One of these shifts MUST be at the Canteen in Eveleth at the Hippodrome
* Canteen shifts can be claimed for ANY regular season game or tournament game, not just your child’s game.
Coaches put in a tremendous amount of time and energy to make our program a success. For active coaches’ families, the volunteer requirement has been removed to account for all the on-ice volunteer time.
IMPORTANT: Since coaches will not be named until after registration, ALL families that applied to coach a team will still be required to provide a DIBS check at registration ($500 or $1,000 depending on how many players you have). The check will be returned and DIBS shifts waived once coaches are named AND the coach provides the required credentials to the Volunteer Coordinator.
*Requirements will be adjusted based on registration numbers and actual tournaments held. For example, if all tournaments are not held the volunteer requirement will be reduced.
*Regular season shifts include penalty box, timeclock, announcing and stat book. Tournament and post season shifts include penalty box, timeclock, announcing, stat book, raffle table, registration, check-in, and clean-up.
- “The Wolverine Classic” 10UB/12UB Tournament: November 11-13 2022
- “Battle by the Bridge” Peewee B2 Tournament: December 9-11 2022
- “Matt Niskanen “Nisky” Mini Mite Jamboree: January 6-8 2023
- “Sam Lopresti” Peewee A Tournament: January 27-29 2023
- “Up North Wolverine” Squirt B Tournament: February 10-12 2023
- “26th Annual Nick Vincent Jamboree” Mites Tournament: February 24-26 2023
Questions and Answers:
Q: Why is a volunteer deposit being implemented?
A: The issue of not all families completing volunteer shifts has been brought to the board many times. A volunteer subcommittee was established that reviewed volunteer requirements and policies at other hockey associations. A volunteer shift deposit is a standard policy at many associations.
Q: Will the checks be cashed at the start of the season?
A: No, the checks will be held in a safety deposit box. When a family fulfills the volunteer requirements, the check will be shredded or returned if requested (If you are selected to be a coach, your check will be returned to you upon providing coaching credentials to the Volunteer Coordinator). If a family does not fulfill their volunteer requirements and does not contact the board about other volunteer opportunities, the check will be cashed at the end of the season. Prior to the check being cashed, the family will be notified that they did not meet the requirement. The goal is for all families to complete the requirements. If a family has 2 or more skaters and they complete half of the requirements (2 regular season and 6 tournaments and/or post season), only one of the $500 checks will be cashed.
Q: How will shifts be tracked?
A: RRYHA will be using DIBS this year to sign up for volunteer shifts. Please visit the RRYHA website (www.rryha.org) and click on the “Dibs” tab near the top of the screen.
Q: What if I complete more shifts than the requirement?
A: That is definitely welcome! One concern would be not enough volunteer shifts for the remaining families. With DIBS you can “gift” extra volunteer shifts to another family. You can gift a regular season shift to another family on your skater’s team. You can gift a tournament shift to any family.
Q: What if I am unable to complete my shifts?
A: You will need to contact the RRYHA Volunteer Coordinator so it can be discussed with the board to identify other volunteer opportunities.
Q: What if I do not provide a volunteer deposit?
A: Your skater(s) will not be fully registered until it is provided.
If there are any questions regarding this document or volunteer hours, please contact Lara Westberg (RRYHA Volunteer Coordinator) at 218-780-1594 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact below to schedule games for the 22-23 season.
Please click on the link below for more information on officiating !