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Anoka Mini Cyclones Hockey Program

Mini Cyclones has begun!

Please read this entire page if your child is participating this season.


Registration is full.

2022 / 2023 Mini Cyclones Information

If you are borrowing equipment, we will be collecting a $150 deposit check made payable to Anoka Area Hockey Association (or AAHA).  This check will NOT be cashed if you return the equipment to us at the end of the season.

Age:  Typically 3 -6 Years old

Recommended For:
* 1st time skaters or just learning how to skate
* Girls & Boys to try hockey without full time commitment
* Emphasis on Fun & Basic Skating Instruction

Dates and Time for 2022/2023:  Saturday mornings

 9:20 a.m. (ages 3-4) 

10:30 a.m. (ages 5 and up)  **times subject to change, but will remain in the morning

  • November 5, 12, 26
  • December 10, 17
  • January 7, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11

* Free!!
* Equipment will be provided
* Parents must provide skates (parents must provide a hockey stick as well, if your child chooses to use one.  Sticks are optional and not needed for skaters who use a walker to aid in skating)

* Mini Cyclone Jersey provided

To Register:
Click Registration Link on top of page. 
Write a deposit check for the equipment used from AAHA $150 if needed at gear pick up (times to be announced)

Unlike most hockey programs this one has no fundraiser commitment, no USA hockey fees, or Parent volunteer hours

Parent Information

Parents and new skaters welcome to the Anoka Hockey Mini Cyclone Program.  Before we start the program, we just want to pass along some tips so your child can have a very enjoyable experience.  Equipment and skates are the basic components to becoming a hockey player and correct size and comfort are a must.  Below are some helpful tips.

It is very important that your child is fitted for his/her correct size.  Hand-me-down skates that are too big or too small will not help your child.  They have to fit correctly.  Hat Trick Hockey will be happy to fit your child with the correct size and comfort.  763-427-4545
  • Please make sure they are correctly sharpened. Sharp skates are a must to learn proper technique. Hat Trick Hockey has reduced sharpening for Mini Cyclone Skaters.
  • Do not over tighten.  Skates should be snug but not overly tight.  Over tightening will result in lack of circulation to the feet causing cold and sore feet. Kids will not enjoy learning to skate if their feet are cold and hurt.  Please ask a helper if you are unsure.
NUMBER 2:  Shin Pads
  • Please have your child wear sweat pants over the shin pads and under the hockey breezers.This will keep them warm and prevent the shin pads from falling off.Use a little hockey tape or straps to keep them in place.
  • DO NOT put the shin pads on the outside. They must be covered by sweat pants or hockey socks.  I do not recommend hockey socks at this age because they will not stay up.You can buy any cotton sweat pant at Walmart or Target. Get them a color they like.

Just emphasizing the importance of proper fitting equipment.  From the helmet to the skates.  Your skater will enjoy his/her experience if the equipment fits properly.  Just ask any helper, board member or the staff at Hat Trick Hockey.

The goal of the Mini Cyclone program is to introduce your child to hockey, learn some basic skating/hockey skills, but most of all, have fun. 
I can be reached on my cell phone or email if you have any questions or concerns.
Coach Rob:   612-209-9143

Parents:  We typically do not need parent coaches on the ice for our Mini-Cyclones sessions, but if you are interested in being on the ice, you MUST have permission from Coach Rob in advance.  Helmets and skates are required for anyone stepping on the ice.