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Minnesota Hockey Recreation League Opens for 13th Season

By Minnesota Hockey, 09/14/21, 8:00AM CDT


Hiway Credit Union Begins Seventh Season As Presenting Partner

St. Paul, MN – September 14, 2021 – The Minnesota Hockey Recreation League (“Rec League”), presented by Hiway Credit Union®, today announced the opening of registration for the 2021-22 season. The Rec League offers players in the greater metro area a low cost, low commitment hockey alternative. 

"The Minnesota Hockey Recreation League offers an incredible opportunity for young players to continue playing our great game at a level and time commitment that fits their desires," stated Steve Oleheiser, Minnesota Hockey President. "We’re very grateful for the outstanding support Hiway provides this program, and we’re excited to partner with them as we look to keep building on the league’s success.”

The Rec League offers a unique approach to organized hockey, featuring a shorter season and an average of two events per week which allows players to pursue other sports and activities throughout the winter.  In addition, the Rec League emphasizes teaching basic hockey skills, promoting sportsmanship and providing a no-check environment that fosters a love of hockey.

For the upcoming season, the Rec League will offer five levels of play (10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 16 & Under and 18 & Under). The league starts each year with a series of skill clinics in December. Practices and games start in early January and conclude with an end of the year festival in late March. Participants have the opportunity to request to play with friends and family, and no ice sessions are held on Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings.

“Hockey is just a part of who we are in Minnesota, from the smallest Mites to the Wild,” said Dave Boden, Hiway President/CEO. “At Hiway, we’re pleased to support programs that encourage kids to be involved and to be healthy and active. Minnesota Hockey’s Rec League is a wonderful opportunity for kids to just get out and play, and we’re proud to help make it possible.”

For more information on the Rec League or to register for the upcoming season, click here.


Hiway Credit Union, the official credit union of the Minnesota Wild, was founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department. Today, Hiway serves over 80,000 members in Minnesota and around the world, totals $1.6 billion in assets and welcomes new membership from individuals and small businesses. Hiway offers its members unparalleled member service and a lifetime of savings through lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer and lower fees. For more information about Hiway, visit

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