The Junior Gold program is designed for skaters between the ages of 15 to 18. It is for players who want to commit to a team, play hockey and have a great time doing so.
All Junior Gold teams play in the Junior Gold High School League (JGHSL), which will require driving to games anywhere in the seven-county metro area and one possible trip for a game against out-state teams which have been incorporated into the league beginning this season. The league season runs 24 games, 12 home/12 away, from the first week of December to the end of February with three levels of play; A, B and 16's (Which has a birthdate restriction limiting players to Sophomores and Juniors only).
Games and practices are usually the later hours of ice time, they can sometimes be 9:00 pm or later on school nights. Games are 90 minute time slots of 15 minute periods with one resurface between the 2nd and 3rd periods. Teams can play into the middle of March if they make the league playdowns and continue on to the State Tournament for which there is a tournament for each level.
There is typically 1 or 2 out-of-town tournaments requiring an overnight stay. NO player will be allowed to have his own hotel room at one of these tournaments. Minnesota Hockey and the White Bear Lake Jr. Gold program, dictates that an adult must accompany the player and be in the room, even if the player has turned 18.
ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER WITH BOTH USA HOCKEY AND THE WBLAHA!
ALL PLAYERS MUST TRY OUT!
Junior Gold Coordinator
Registration Requirement for Jr. Gold Players
USA Hockey has designated this requirement for all older Jr. Gold players, please read carefully. All players in this age group MUST complete this course on the USA Hockey site in order to play Jr. Gold.
If there are any questions you may contact the Jr. Gold Coordinator Terry “Harley” Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-428-0215.
SafeSport Training for Players Seventeen (17) and Over in Age Classifications that Allow Minor Age Players
ALL players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31 of that playing season, and who play on a team in a classification that allows minor-age players (i.e 15 - 16 year olds), must complete SafeSport Training before being added to such team and prior to participation (on-ice or off-ice). USA Hockey will be communicating with those eligible players to make them aware of the requirement so that they have the opportunity to complete the training well in advance.