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    Hockey Families,

    We did our best. We socially distanced, wore our masks, arrived at the arenas dressed, and complied with the challenges presented through ever-changing COVID policies. However, the rate of COVID infections in Minnesota has reached a point where additional restrictions must be implemented. Unfortunately, this means we must stop playing youth hockey for the time being (the “Pause”).

    Our hearts are broken.

    To the kids, coaches, team managers, and parents, we want to thank all of you for doing everything you could to keep our season going. It was not easy, we know.

    Because of the Pause, the following policies are in effect starting Saturday, November 21st and will tentatively continue through Friday, December 18th (back on the ice on Saturday, December 19th):

    Team Events

    All team events are cancelled. This includes inside/outside practices, scrimmages, games, parties, etc.


    Association teams may not participate in any tournaments, including in and out of state. 

    We realize this is not the news any of us wanted to hear. We understand your disappointment. Our best hope is that working together, we can reverse the trend of COVID infections and allow us to get back on the ice sooner, rather than later.

    Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay strong.

    COVID-19 Information

    Please remember that if your child or you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 they should stay home.  We are following the Decision Tree which is posted below.  The questions you should be checking for are below.

    1. Without a fever-reducing medication (such as Tylenol), do you have a fever above 100.4 degrees?
    2.  Do you have a new onset or worsening of cough in the last 24 hours?
    3. Do you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
    4. Do you have a new loss of smell or taste?
    5.  Do you have a sore throat?
    6. Do you have the chills?
    7. Do you have excessive fatigue?
    8. Do you have any gastrointestinal symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea?
    9.  Do you have a new onset of severe headache
    10.  Do you have a new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose
    11. Are you waiting for test results on a COVID-19 test?
    12. Have you been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19?

    If you have additional questions about COVID and our policies please reach out to Amanda Henry.

    Scheels Gun & Gift Card Raffle

    Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for this years Gun Raffle.  The winners are posted below.

    We look forward to doing this fundraiser again for the 2020-2021 season, so watch for new tickets.

    River Lakes Tournaments

    Check out the River Lakes hosted tournaments for the 2020-2021 season.  

    Concessions Manual

    Below is the updated concession stand manual for the season for working concessions at the rink in Paynesville. 

    There is a copy of this in the concession stand as well.  

    First Year Skater Program 

    River Lakes Hockey offers a First Year Discounted program for new skaters. This program allows kids who have not played hockey before the opportunity to try hockey at minimal cost. (Must be their first year registering with USA Hockey.)   USA Hockey’s registration, is $56 for players born prior to 2013, and free for players born in 2013 or later. 


    Click the link below to get information on how to transfer your child's team schedule onto your smart phone.

    How to create iCal Feed

    iCal feed will allow a calendar feed to be pulled from the SportsEngine website into a smart phone to keep track of events for a particular player.

    River Lakes Stars Handbook

    Check for Today's Game Cancellations

    Click link to access District 5 Game Cancellations


    We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Donations are always welcome.  We are now able to accept donations through our website.   Thank you for your generosity!

    Serving these Communities: Albany, Avon, Belgrade, Brooten, Cold Spring, Eden Valley, New London, Paynesville, Richmond, Rockville, Spicer, St. John's Prep,  and Watkins.