The Junior Gold program is designed for skaters between the ages of 15 and 18. It is for players who want to commit to a team, play and have a great time doing so.
All Junior Gold teams will play in the Junior Gold High School League (JGHSL), which will require driving to games anywhere in the seven-county metro area. The league season runs 24 games, 12 home/12 away, from the first week of December to the end of February. Games and practices are usually the later hours of ice time, they can sometimes be 9:00 pm or later on school nights. Teams can play into the middle of March if they make the league playdowns and continue on to state.
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 Jr. Gold program, dictates that an adult must accompany the player, 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
Due to the issues with the COVID-19 pandemic we've experienced this year and the late start pushing us into 2021, the Jr. Gold season has been shortened to 16 league games, 8 home/8 away.
The league will now run from Monday Jan. 25th through Friday March 12th, with JGHSL Playdowns running Monday Mar 15th - Sunday Mar 21st and the State Tournament being on Friday Mar 26th - Sunday Mar 28th
ATTENTION: New Registration Requirement for Jr. Gold Players
USA Hockey has determined this new 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 this year.
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.