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COVID-19 Updates - On site Rules

Please familiarize yourself with our rules for entering/exiting Center Ice

COVID-19 Rules for Center Ice

 

2020-21 Minutemen Team Rosters

We are very proud to announce our Minutemen teams for the 20-21 season!

 

 

 

TEAM
16 National U16 National
15U U15
Bantam Major 2006 Bantam Major 06
Bantam Minor 2007 Bantam Minor 07
PeeWee Major 2008 PeeWee Major 08
PeeWee Minor 2009 PeeWee Minor 09
Squirt Major
2010
Squirt Major 10
Squirt Minor
2011
Squirt Minor 11

5/5/20 Minutemen Registration/Tryouts Process

As we follow AAHA guidelines (Player ​Placement Process - https://www.atlantic-district.org/) , the following process will be taken for any player interested in playing for the Minutemen Hockey Club (Squirt and higher, Tier I)
 
  • Register online, at no charge, no later than May 22nd at https://oakscenterice.maxgalaxy.net/BrowseActivities.aspx
  • Tier I contracts, for specific teams, will be offered beginning on June 1st.

  • If your player is offered a contract you will have 48 hours to execute that contract.

  • Once offered a contract, if you are not accepting that contract, please respond to that email informing us of your decision.

  • Once the Tier I contracting process is complete, open roster spots will be filled at a later date, presumably during an on ice tryout

 

5/5/20 Minutemen Contract Signing Process

We hope this update finds you healthy and safe.
Per AAHA, Coaches can begin to hand out contracts to returning and new players beginning June 1.
Coaches must prove that they have the minimum required number of players, to show they will be able to host a team at that level, even if more players are needed to fill the roster by June 7, 2020. Parents need to sign contracts if they plan to play for this team. Coaches will be reaching out to you with contracts. Please sign the contract and return to your coach. Once you are entered into our database, you will get an email from us If you do not hear from a coach, please feel free to reach out to them. You can find out more about the AAHA Tier I process at https://www.atlantic-district.org/ and review Player Placement Process.
Contract content will remain the same as last year, aside form tuition amount and dates, and the addition of a COVID-19 Financial Hardship statement. If a family has a hardship due to COVID-19, there is a policy statement included. If any family finds themselves in this situation, we ask that you contact us so we can work something out with you.
COVID-19 statement:
All Clubs that issue Player Agreements prior to August 3, 2020 shall be required to include a COVID-19 Financial Hardship Refund Policy, which may be exercised by the participant/family through July 31, 2020. A hardship under this policy must be related to the COVID-19 pandemic, where a family’s financial condition changed after signing a Player Agreement, and on or prior to July 31, 2020. A participant/family exercising this option will not be permitted to roster with another club at the same tier level, or with a similarly ranked Non-National Bound and/or Non-Tiered Travel team for the 2020-2021 season.
This is new to all of us and we will do our best to walk through this process with you.
In the meantime, we continue to work to make our facility safe for you when you return.
If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact any Minutemen Coach or email vfcassist@yahoo.com.

Do you have what it takes to be a billet family?

It takes special people to open their homes and hearts to our players and we take the utmost care to ensure our players are placed in environments that are conductive to care, understanding and safety. Ideal families for the Minutemen billet program will be able to provide clean, spacious accommodations for players in a caring environment conductive to healthy and productive lifestyles.
If this is something your family might be interested in, please contact John Geverd, jgeverd8@comcast.net.

COVID-19 Update:

4/24/20

Hello Oaks Families,

We hope you are well. We are touching base to give you an idea of what is going on as we continue to be isolated from the rink.

We are currently waiting on the PA Governor to give us permission to open our business. There are rumors of "May 8th" but we don't really know what is allowed on that date. Once we know we are allowed to open, we will. We will be sure to post on every avenue we can.

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We fully expect to host youth tryouts (Minutemen) and evaluations (VFC) as soon as we are allowed. Once the Governor gives the ok, we then need our hockey district to give us the ok, also. There are many meetings about this going on behind the scenes. This stems from USA Hockey and there are multiple States within one district. Our District is the AAHA (Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association).

We are hopeful to have some "skate time" before we host tryouts and evals but it may not be up to us, but rather the State and our hockey district.

Figure skating will resume as soon as allowed also. We are anxiously awaiting being allowed to get back on the ice!

There are many updates from the rink with regard to some changes we have made. Keep watching here for more to come!

In the meantime, stay active and stay safe.

Oaks Center Ice
Minutemen Hockey Club
Valley Forge Hockey CluB
Center Ice of Oaks Figure Skating Club

Minutemen 2020-21 Tryout Dates and Times

Registration for Minutemen Tryouts is open: https://oakscenterice.maxgalaxy.net/BrowseActivities.aspx

All Tryouts are postponed due to COVID-19. Stay Tuned for Updates.

  • All players are encouraged but not required to attend all tryout sessions
  • Player cuts may be made at any time
  • All sessions are at least 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Please be 1 hour early for tryout session for registration
  • No releases are required for tryouts. Financial releases are only required if you are selected for the Minutemen and played for another Tier 1 organization last year
  • Tryout fees are for Minutemen tryouts only. This fee does not transfer to any tuition

2020-21 Minutemen Coaching Announcement

The 2020-21 season Minutemen coaches will be as follows:

 

 

TEAM HEAD COACH
16 National Ryan Tyson
ryan.tyson@gmail.com
484-319-7415
15U Chris Gratton
chrisgratton01@gmail.com
484-300-5017
Bantam Major 2006 John Geverd
jgeverd8@comcast.net
603-494-9391
Bantam Minor 2007 Toni Porkka
toniporkka@yahoo.com
484-529-0452
PeeWee Major 2008 Alain St. Hilaire
alainsthilaire@yahoo.com
484-868-6933
PeeWee Minor 2009 Toni Porkka
toniporkka@yahoo.com
484-529-0452
Tim Feoli
tfjr.23@gmail.com
276-250-8502
Squirt Major
2010
Doug MacCormack
484-336-7916
dmaccormack12@gmail.com
Squirt Minor
2011
Mike Ellis
610-636-5610
ellismt2@yahoo.com
Mite Major
2012
 

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Mite Minor
2013
Dany Doucet
610-533-5880
danydoucet@hotmail.com

Honor Roll

Minutemen Mission

Minutemen-Block-LogoREAL SMALLThe Valley Forge Minutemen Hockey Club is committed to developing youth hockey players from Mite to Midget. We teach young athletes fundamental and advanced hockey skills and team concepts. We emphasize the importance of education, nutrition, off-ice training and rest/recovery. We value hard work and reward commitment, honesty, loyalty and respect for the game of hockey. We take pride in advancing our players to the highest level.

(610)-950-9690

Physical Address: 100 Pennco Rd. Oaks, PA 19456

GPS Address: 87 Brower Ave. Phoenixville, Pa 19460

Minutemen Hockey Director

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Toni Porkka
toniporkka@yahoo.com
484-529-0452