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Winter League: January - May
Summer League: May -  August 
Fall League: September - December

League Contacts

Eric Besse


Phone: 763.717.3210 Cell: 763.226.3739

Cheryl Blaker


Phone: 763.717.3229

The original Minnesota Wild Adult Hockey League location at the Schwan Super Rink. Sessions run year-round for non-stop hockey!

League Features

  • USA Hockey and Minnesota Hockey sanctioned
  • Team jerseys may be purchased from league (matching jerseys are required)
  • Fall and summer teams are guaranteed ten regular games plus playoffs,
  • Winter teams 14 regular games plus playoffs
  • All games will consist of three 17-minute periods and a 4-minute warm-up
  • All fall and winter teams make single elimination, season-ending tournament
  • No checking, no slap shots
  • Online league standings and statistics
  • Full-time league director
  • Certified professional officials
  • Hat Trick Café on-site for food and beverages

Divisions Offered

  • A - Advanced/elite league - most competitive, skilled level of play offered.
  • B - High level of competition. Best fit for teams with recent high school graduates or players with experience at the varsity, juniors, or college level.
  • C - Mid level of competition for teams with average overall players.
  • American - For teams moving up from CII or down from C
  • CII - Transitional level for weaker C teams, teams that are moving up from D level or for teams with a higher number of less experienced skaters.
  • D - Intermediate, recreational - see league rules regarding D league player eligibility.
  • National - For teams moving up from DII or down from D
  • DII - For teams with a higher number of players with no competitive experience. Teams may be moved out of the this division at the league's discretion.
  • 50+ ELITE: birth year 1967 or before (goalie can be 45 or older) top level Senior Men's Division
  • 40+ ELITE: birth year 1977 or before (goalie can be 35 or older) top level Senior Men's Division
  • 30+ Open: birth year 1987 or before
  • 40+ Open: birth year 1977 or before (goalie can be 35 or older)
  • 50+ Open: birth year 1967 or before (goalie can be 45 or older)
  • 60+ Open: birth year 1957 or before (goalie can be 55 or older)
  • For the 2016-2017 season (player must turn of age within the USA Hockey calendar year September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017)

USA Hockey Registration

USA Hockey registration is MANDATORY for all MN Wild Adult League participants. USA Hockey membership is $50 per player payable by credit card at time of registering with USA Hockey. Visit USA Hockey BEFORE your first league game to complete your online registration. Reminder: You will need to know your USA Hockey confirmation number to complete the online NSC waiver.  USA Hockey Membership is an annual membership valid September 1 through August 31.

League Fees

  • 2017 Winter League: $2,755 optional set of jerseys for an additional $235  Registration after December 1, 2016 is $100 penalty if space is available.  
  • 2017 Summer League: $2,155 optional set of jerseys for an additional $235.  Registration after April 15, 2017 is $100 penalty if space is available.
  • 2017 Fall League:  $2,155 optional set of jerseys for an additional $235.  Registration after August 15, 2017 is $100 penalty if space is available.  
  • Minimum $300 deposit must accompany each team's registration to secure a spot in the league. This deposit is included in the total team fee.
  • Teams dropping after the schedules have been posted online will not be refunded the league deposit.
  • $300 deposit due at time of application. Balance due by Roster freeze date. See important dates for details
  • No Refunds will be given if team drops after Application Deadline

Evenings of Play

  • League skates Sunday-Wednesday evenings year round
  • Sunday ice times range from 4 - 10:40 p.m.
  • Weekday ice times range from 6:30 - 10:50 p.m.
  • Typical league days for summer, fall and winter are:
    • Sunday: 40+, C, CII, D, DII
    • Monday: B, D, DII, 50+
    • Tuesday: C, CII
    • Wednesday: A,30+,40+ , 60+
  • * Days are subject to change

Individual Players: finding a team

If you are an individual that is looking for a team, complete the application to be included in the player pool. This does NOT guarantee team placement. Teams that are looking for additional skaters are first referred to the player pool. Manager contact info will not be given out. Teams in need of skaters will contact you directly on an as needed basis.

Goalie Sub List

Goalies are always needed to sub at the last minute. Goalies interested in subbing for teams should register in our goalie sub list. Team managers will have access to this list and will contact you if they need a goalie sub.

  • Reminder: All players must be USA Hockey registered prior to the start of league play.
  • Please contact Eric Besse, league director, with any inquiries about the MN Wild Adult League.

League Rules

The Minnesota Wild Adult Hockey League rules are presented here in PDF format for convenient download and printing.