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Ice Hawks Hockey is back! - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Rochester Ice Hawks are holding their Main Tryout Camp of this weekend Friday, July 31 to Sunday August 2nd @ the Rochester Recreation Center
 
The on ice schedule is as follows:
 
Friday 7-31:

5:00pm - 5:45 pm         Practice

Saturday 8-1:

12:15pm - 2:15pm        Scrimmage 1

6:30pm – 8:00pm          Scrimmage 2

Sunday 8-2:    

2:00pm – 4:00pm          Scrimmage 3

The sessions are open and free of charge for Ice Hawks fans.  Fans are invited to stop by to see the candidates for this year’s Ice Hawks squad and visit with Ice Hawks Staff.
 
Host Family and Staff Position Opportunities
 
Fans interested in learning about the Housing Program are encouraged to stop by and to meet with Traci Prindle and Michael Fatis.
 
The Ice Hawks are seeking to fill PT positions on their administrative and game night staff-
 
Marketing/Sales
Duties include- teaming with Coach Nick Fatis to procure sponsorships, ad sales and revenue enhancement activities, works with Director of Marketing to increase support among the Rochester corporate community.  The successful candidate will have experience in sales and familiarity with the local business environment.  This is a part time position as a commission based 1099 contractor
 
Sports Management Intern or volunteer
Duties include- Assist General Manager with management of game night activities.  Current student or recent graduate seeking sports media/management experience.  May be completed for academic credit.
 
Off Ice Officials
Positions- Penalty Box Attendant, Goal Judge and Scorer’s Assistant.  These are volunteer positons.  Candidates work Ice Hawks events from Sept to May of the 2015-16 season. 
 
Persons interested may forward a resume and a letter of interest by email tomfatis@mnicehawks.com or contact Michael Fatis at 507 358-3095

For more information or to discuss any of the positions, drop by the weekend’s camp and ask to speak to M. Fatis.

Staff Changes
The Ice Hawks are pleased to announce that Assistant Coach Corey Dubois will also assume duties in the Ice Hawks front office.  He will serve as an assistant to President/General Manager Michael Fatis and will focus on NA3HL and USA Hockey matters. 
Corey has been with the Ice Hawks since 1997.  “He has served the organization as a player, team captain, and as a bench coach.  We are pleased that he is interested in assuming responsibilities in team administration”, says Fatis.  Corey will continue as a bench coach: His new title will be Assistant Coach/Assistant to the G.M.

 
2015/2016 Main Camp Schedule 7/31-8/2 - Monday, July 27, 2015

Friday 7/31  

2-7pm Housing Director Traci Prindle is available to meet with Parents and players.

Please contact Traci to set up a meeting. traci.prindle@mnicehawks.com or (507) 993-1032

 

4-7pm Education Director Jamie Patrick is available to meet with Parents and players . Please contact Jamie to set up a meeting. jamie.patrick@mnicehawks.com  507 529-9065

 

2:00-3:00pm Check in for ALL SKATERS AND GOALTENDERS @ Rec Center Meeting Rooms

3:15-4:00pm Tour of Off Ice Facilities for all players and parents @ Dan Abrahams Healthy Living Center-Mayo Sports Med Floor 3

4:15-4:30 Team Pre Skate Stretch and Run

5-5:45pm Practice On-Ice South Rink

 

Saturday 8/1

2:15-6pm GM/President Dr. Michael “Doc” Fatis is available to meet with Parents and players.

Please contact Doc to set up a meeting. mfatis@mnicehawks.com or (507) 358-3095

 

11:15 Player Report @ Locker Rooms

11:30-11:45 Team Pre Game Stretch and Run

12:15-2:15 Game 1 @ Rec Center South Rink

5:30 Players report

5:45-6:00 Team Stretch

6:30-8pm Game 2 @ Rec Center South Rink

 

Sunday 8/1

1pm Players Report @ Locker Rooms

1:15-1:30 Team Pre Game Stretch and Run

2-4pm Game 3 @ Rec Center South Rink

4-5:30 Exit Interviews for all Players @ Rec Center Meeting Rooms

 
Rochester Ice Hawks - 20 Years an Ice Hawk - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Post your favorite Ice Hawk moment from the last 20 seasons here

rochester ice hawks tier 3 junior hockey team 20 years an ice hawk
The puck first dropped for the Rochester Ice Hawks in the Fall of 1996 as part of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League.  Playing in Le Sueur MN as the Minnesota Ice Hawks until 2002 before relocating to Rochester MN, a move that inspired six MnJHL Bush Cup Championships as well as nine National Tournament appearances.    The Ice Hawks enter their 20th season, now with the NA3HL, as arguably one of the top tier 3 junior hockey organizations in the United States. 

Current and past players, coaches, parents and fans post your favorite Ice Hawks moment here. 

Follow the link to the t3jh.com website to post your comments!!
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Rochester Ice Hawks Set to Join the NA3HL Central Division - Monday, July 20, 2015
For nearly twenty seasons the Rochester Ice Hawks were a dominant force in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League, with six Bush Cup Championships and nine National Tournament appearances from 2003-2012. As they gear up for their inaugural season in the North American 3 Hockey League the Ice Hawks prepare to join an amped up NA3HL Central Division.

Joining the Ice Hawks in the newly restructured Central Division will be the 2015 Division 1 Junior National Champion North Iowa Bulls. The Bulls who previously played in the West Division won the NA3HL Silver Cup in both 2013 and 2014, while finishing second behind the Granite City Lumberjacks in 2015.  The NA3HL Central Division now consists of five teams in Minnesota(Ice Hawks), Iowa(Bulls), Wisconsin(Whalers & Freeze) and Illinois (Bulldogs). The West Michigan Wolves, who won the Central Division last season will now play in the Midwest Division. Rochester will play part of their 2015-16 schedule against the West Division where they will face the Lumberjacks who are coming off a National Tournament appearance and Silver Cup Championship season.

Still Time to become an Ice Hawk - tryout dates are set for July 31st - August 2nd at the Rochester Rec Center in Rochester, MN. For more information visit the Ice Hawks website

Mark Your Calendar:
Friday September 18th - Ice Hawks opening game at Twin City Steel
Saturday September 19th - Ice Hawks home opener vs Twin City Steel
Saturday October 24th - North Iowa Bulls at Rochester Ice Hawks
Thursday December 31st - North Iowa Bulls at Rochester Ice Hawks - New Years Eve Game. Its a yearly tradition for the Ice Hawks to host a New Years Eve game and the tradition continues with what should be a solid series against the North Iowa Bulls. Record breaking attendance is common.
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Rochester Ice Hawks Host Family Program - Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The Rochester Ice Hawks are seeking families to join our host family 
network. If you might be interested or know somewhat who may be please let us know!

Host families receive monthly compensation, season tickets and the 
opportunity to help an elite amateur athlete. 

The Ice Hawks recruit elite student/athletes, (age 16 to 20) nationally, 
internationally as well as from Minnesota. Players are on the ice daily 
(practicing or playing), work part time (or attend school) as they pursue 
their dreams of playing college hockey. Players follow strict team and 
housing program rules. 

Host Families provide:

---A stable home away from home

---Bedroom or private area of the house

---Guidance and friendship that nurtures their development

---Nutritious food prepared by host or player for himself.

Host Families receive:

---Monthly compensation paid directly by the Ice Hawks

---Season tickets for each family member in the household

---A role model or "big brother" for children 

---A lasting relationship for you and your family 

The Ice Hawks schedule activities for the players and housing families 
throughout the season. Housing parents may attend monthly Housing 
Parents meetings and actively participate in the nationally recognized 
development program affiliated with USA Hockey.

Interested in learning more? 

Contact Dawn Larson- Housing Coordinator at 507 250-4288
or by email at dawn.larson@mnicehawks.com 

2015-16 Tentative Schedule

As of June 29th from NA3HL

Day/Date

Time

Opponent

Fri 9/18

7:00

@ T.C. Steel

Sat 9/19

7:05

T.C. Steel

Fri 9/25

7:30

@ B. P. North Stars

Sat 9/26

7:05

B.P. North Stars

Fri 10/9

8:00

@ Chicago Bulldogs

Sat 10/10

5:30

@ Chicago Bulldogs

Sun 10/11

12:00

@ Chicago Bulldogs

Sat 10/17

7:05

MN Flying Aces

Sat 10/24

7:05

N. Iowa Bulls

Fri 10/30

7:05

B.P. North Stars

Sat 10/31

7:30

@ B.P. North Stars

Thu 11/5

7:05

@ MN Flying Aces

Sat. 11/7

7:05

MN Flying Aces

Fri 11/13

7:00

@ La Crosse Freeze

Sat 11/14

7:05

La Crosse Freeze

Fri 11/20

7:05

Alexandria Blizzard

Sat 11/21

7:10

@ Alexandria Blizzard

Fri 12/4

7:00

@ La Crosse Freeze

Sat 12/5

7:05

La Crosse Freeze

Sat 12/12

7:05

Chicago Bulldogs

Thu 12/16

TBA

TBA NA3HL Showcase

Blaine, MN

Fri 12/17

TBA

TBA NA3HL Showcase

Blaine, MN

Sat 12/18

TBA

TBA NA3HL Showcase

Blaine, MN

Sun 12/19

TBA

TBA NA3HL Showcase

Blaine, MN

Thu 12/31

7:05

N. Iowa Bulls

Fri 1/1

7:05

La Crosse Freeze

Sat 1/2

7:30

N. Iowa Bulls

Fri 1/8

7:05

Chicago Bulldogs

Sat 1/9

7:05

Chicago Bulldogs

Sun 1/10

2:00

@ La Crosse Freeze

Fri 1/15

7:10

@ Alexandria Blizzard

Sat 1/16

7:05

Alexandria Blizzard

Fri 1/22

7:30

@ WI Whalers

Sat 1/23

7:05

WI Whalers

Fri 1/29

7:05

WI Whalers

Sat 1/30

7:05

WI Whalers

Fri 2/5

7:05

@ MN Flying Aces

Sat 2/6

7:00

@ La Crosse Freeze

Thu 2/11

7:00

@ WI Whalers

Sat 2/13

7:05

N. Iowa Bulls

Fri 2/19

7:05

T.C. Steel

Sat 2/20

7:00

@ T.C. Steel

Fri 2/26

7:30

@ N. Iowa Bulls

Sa 2/27

7:30

@ N. Iowa Bulls

Fri 3/4

7:05

WI Whalers

Sat 3/5

7:05

La Crosse Freeze

Fri 3/11

7:30

@ WI Whalers

Sat 3/12

7:00

@ WI Whalers

 

2014 & 15 College Advancements & Commitments

Today we will begin to announce our college commitments & advancements from the 2014-15 season.

Traditionally the Ice Hawks players wait until after the National Tournament to make commitments for college programs. We anticipate many will be making their decisions in the next few weeks. We will add to this list as announcements are made by our players.

2014-15 Players
Dylan Durham - Becker College (MA), NCAA D-III (2013-15)
Trevor Sabo - Iowa State University (IA), ACHA D-I (2012-15)
Drew Cleerman - Lake Forest College (IL), NCAA D-II (2013-15)
Luke Meade - Lake Forest College (IL), NCAA D-II (2014-15)

Alumni
T.J. Sneath - Oswego State U. (NY) NCAA D-III (2011-12)

We will continue to announce college commitments of this past season (2014-15) and advancements of our alumni throughout the off-season.

We wish these players the best of luck as they advance their hockey & academic careers onto the next level. Once and Ice Hawk, always and Ice Hawk!

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