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ALL Squirt Parent Meeting

Attention parents of Squirt players, and any 8U Youth players that are trying out for Squirts!! Mark your calendars for Monday, September 28th at 5:30 pm. We will be holding an ALL Squirt Parent meeting and will meet outside in front of the New Ulm Civic Center. Please have 1 parent attend this meeting. Thank you!

Billet Families Needed for the 2020-2021 NU Steel Hockey Season

The New Ulm Steel Junior Hockey Team is currently still in need of billet families
for the 2020-2021 hockey season set to start on October 2nd with our first home
game against the Willmar Warhawks.

Arriving this season in late September and staying through March, the players take
an active role in many aspects of family life and are expected to respect the host
family rules as well as those of the Steel. The values and principles for success that
are essential to become a member of the Steel will be demanded at the rink, in the
home, in school and in the community.

Players make excellent role models for younger players aspiring to play at higher
levels. Players often keep in contact with their billet family long after they are done
playing for the Steel. If you ask any young player that has played away from home,
their fondest memories likely include their billet family.
The host family is compensated $300.00 per month/per player for groceries and
expenses. Host families will receive tickets for all Steel home games for their
immediate family. Players will provide their own transportation.

***Covid Response***
The Steel Organization has been proactive regarding the protection of billet families
in these unprecedented times. For the safety and peace of mind for our current and
potential billet families, we have been working with our sponsored hotel (Best
Western) on having the guys quarantine for 10-14 days while needing to show
negative COVID tests before moving into their future billet homes.

As a former player for the Waterloo Blackhawks in the USHL for the 2012-2013
season, I still talk to my billet family and see them multiple times a year. These are
relationships that last a lifetime so please contact me Zach Stepan - Head Coach at 612-518-0894 or by email at if you are interested or have any
Thank you - ZACH

Key things to Remember at the Arena

Please also look over the document below for some key things to know, remember, and be mindful of as we start the season with new rules and guidelines. It is important that we all follow these guidelines to ensure that our kids can be on the ice.

Registration for the 2020-2021 Season is OPEN

REGISTRATION for the 2020-2021 NUSE Hockey Season is OPEN!! The season is fast approaching and pre-season skills start on Saturday. Be sure to register your player and stop at one of the parent drop-in sessions to complete your registration. Drop-In Sessions are 9/12 from 10am-2pm & 9/15 from 4pm-8pm. Be sure to bring your checkbook to make your deposit for the season's volunteer hours 

When you register you will have the option to add insurance to your registration. This policy will ensure that if the season is cut short, or if your player sustains an injury or other unforeseen circumstances that your family is able to get a refund.

Register your player HERE.

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Bantam A State Qualifying Team

Upcoming Season Information

Registration is right around the corner! 

We expect registration for the 2020-2021 season to open by September 1st. We will send an email out when registration is live. 

Save the date for parent drop-in 

Parent drop-in sessions are scheduled for September 12th from 10am-2pm & September 15th from 4pm-8pm at the New Ulm Civic Center. Please be sure to complete your player registration prior to the drop-in. 

8U Youth/GIrls Equipment Swap

If your 8U player needs to swap equipment for a different size, or if you have a new 8U player that needs to have gear issued please come to the New Ulm Civic Center on September 12th from 11am-2pm or on September 15th from 5pm-7pm. 

Open nuse board positions

We are still looking to fill a few positions on the NUSE board. This is a great way to get involved and meet your volunteer requirements for the year. Open positions are: Marketing/Fundraising, Parent Rep Coordinator, & Safety Coordinator. Please reach out if you are interested. 

Open hoc position 

We are currently looking for a Try-Out Coordinator, if you are interested in filling this role or have questions contact Mike Peterson. 

Coaches Needed

NUSE Hockey is seeking coaches at all levels. 

 We especially need parent coaches at 8 & Under boys and girls. At the 8 & Under levels it is extremely important to have enough coaches, so please consider coaching.  You do not need to the be best skater or have played hockey before. Just bring a passion to develop young players and make sure they have fun! 

NUSE Hockey prefers Non Parent coaches at Squirt/10u and above levels, if you are interested as a Non Parent coach these are paid positions. Parent coaches also strongly urged to apply.

If interested in coaching please contact Coaching Coordinator Jason Rewitzer at 507-276-2568 or

 Link to Coaching Applications

ATTN: 8U Boys Parents

Attention 8u(Mite) boy’s Parents

In regards to the upcoming season, all players must register at the appropriate age group, you cannot sign up for squirts automatically if you are not of squirt age.On your registration, you can select to try-out for Squirt hockey however there is no guarantee your son will be selected to play on a squirt team. If your son is able to make a squirt team, he will be placed on the team he has been evaluated to play on by the NUSE Tryout evaluators. If more than one player is selected to play on a squirt team it does not mean you will get to necessarily play with other players(friends) you would like to play with. 

In addition, MN Hockey rules state that a team must have at least ¾ of the players on the team that are age-appropriate. Also at the squirt level when possible, USA Hockey emphasizes smaller teams meaning 10-12 players per team and a goalie.

Also this season we will be providing last year 8u Boys Mites (typically 3rd graders) with the opportunity to play full ice games later in the year. If we do not have enough last year 3rd Grade-8u boys we will ask the more skilled 2nd graders to help fill out numbers if necessary. The goal for the last year players will be to provide 4-5 full ice games and some practices.

If you have further questions please contact Mike Peterson.

Thank you,

Mike Peterson

NUSE Hockey Operations Director


2020 New Ulm Eagles Boys Summer Camp

Camp will focus on individual skills development, skating, shooting, stick handling, and small area skills.



FIRST GROUP 5:30-6:30 SECOND GROUP 6:45-7:45


COST: $200.00 

*DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Saturday, July 25, 2020

Due to COVID Rules and the amount of kids allowed on the ice camp will be limited to 40 Skaters per session(20 kids per pod at max).

Due to restrictions from the city; locker rooms will not be available and players will need to come to the rink fully dressed with the exception of skates. If your child needs help tying skates you may want to get skate guard so you can do that before they enter the rink.  They will also leave the arena fully dressed.  Since there are no locker rooms, we will not be doing off ice activities this year

Registration and payment should be submitted to Ryan Neuman (see attachment for details)


Re: 2020 District 4 Youth Prospects team

MN Hockey is moving forward with the Fall Prospects League


The District 4 Youth Prospects team is designed for players that are the most skilled at these Birth years. If your son has played at the A level and is one of more skilled players at his Birth year, this is highly recommended. The Minnesota Hockey CCM High Performance Youth 14U Prospects League is designed to give hockey players born in 2006 & 2007 the opportunity to train and compete against players of similar age and ability. The Prospects League is built in conjunction with our HP Tier I League and provide participants the opportunity to serve as alternates for their district's Tier I team. 

The Prospects League is focused on preparing players for their upcoming association season and future CCM High Performance through an emphasis on player development. Players will train and play games throughout August and September, including a league playoff with the chance of playing for a District Playoff and potential USA Hockey National Championship advancement.

The 2020 Prospects League will feature teams formed by Districts. In addition, teams from North Dakota and South Dakota will participate in the League Festivals. For more information on whether your District will field a team, please contact the District General Manager or League Director 

This is a first come first serve opportunity sign up opportunity. If you have questions please contact Mike Peterson ASAP

Thank you,

Mike Peterson

NUSE Hockey Operations Director


2020 Summer Girls Hockey Camp

Register for the 2020 Girls Summer Hockey Camp Now! 

Camp Focus is on individual skill development, skating, shooting, stick skills, small area skill development for your 10U & 12U players. Registration is due by August 4, 2020 (see registration details in attachment).

Camp Dates: August 10 – August 14, 2020 

Camp Times: 9:00 – 10:30 AM Daily 

Location: New Ulm Civic Center

**Due to restrictions from the city; locker rooms will not be available, and players will need to come to the rink fully dressed with the exception of skates.  They will also leave the arena fully dressed.  Since there are no locker rooms, we will not be doing off-ice activities this year. **

Cost: $150                            

Cash or check made out to Kristin Faber (address in attachment) to be sent in with registration form. 

MIte & 8U Summer Camps

Mite and 8u girls camps are being cancelled  for the summer for now as City will have the Civic Center closed for the month of June. Mike Peterson will continue to monitor the status of the Civic Center opening. At this time there are too many unknowns to be prepared to run camps as outlined in the registration form. If the Mite & 8u Camps are held later(end of July-early August) they will most likely need to be restructured with only On-ice instruction (no off-ice or lunch). If a restructured camp is viable in late July-early August a new registration form will be sent out.  All checks submitted for camp will be shredded on May 26th unless you contact Mike Peterson to pick up your check, they will not be mailed back. Mike can be reached at 612-986-3091 or with any questions.

2020 Summer Shot & Puckhandling Challenge

Dates: Now- August 31, 2020

The NUSE Hockey Association is pleased to present the 2020 Summer Shot Challenge & Puckhandling Challenge. The program was created as a development opportunity for hockey players to develop their shooting & scoring skills and for goalies to receive shots at home. It also reinforces the USA Hockey Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model which sets out a development progression or pathway for hockey players.

Don’t miss out on getting one of the 2020 Shot Challenge T-Shirts or Puckhandling Biscuits. 
Recognition Groups: 
Gold: 10,000+ Shots 
Silver: 7,500-9,999 Shots 
Bronze: 5,000-7,499 Shots 

Tom Macho Award Recipient: John Busch

The Tom Macho Award is awarded annually to a community member who has demonstrated dedication to the growth and support of hockey in the New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Community. 

This year, John Busch was awarded this honor on NUSE Hockey Day, January 11. 

John was involved with hockey in New Ulm starting in the late 1980's as a coach and he continued to coach for over 20 years. John coached at various levels throughout his coaching career advancing teams to District and Regional  play. Johns was known to have unconventional  coaching philosophies and his players truly loved being part of it.  It wasn't all about the wins and losses, it was about the memories that were provided to his players. In addition to coaching John was also a referee for over 20 years. He was referee for many levels of hockey including youth games, High School, Junior and College games.

NUSE Hockey Association congratulates John on his many years of dedication to the sport of hockey in this association and across Minnesota.

Congratulations and Thank you, John!

John Busch receiving the Tom Macho Award from Tom

LiveBarn - Stream Games!


PROMO CODE: f0de-cb78

LiveBarn is Live at Sleepy Eye Arena

LiveBarn provides online broadcasts of youth and amateur sports across the US & Canada.  Games are broadcast both Live and via On Demand replay.

Family & Friends can watch online when they can’t make it to the game.  Coaches and players can re-play their games, share video highlights or download full games for further review.

LiveBarn is available on a monthly subscription basis . Use PROMO CODE: f0de-cb78 for a 10% discount.

While viewing On Demand, you can SHARE 30-second highlights via social media and email or DOWNLOAD 30-minute clips and store up to 30 hours of video per month (premium accounts).

Visit for more information and be sure to check out LiveBarn News for the latest and greatest highlight videos.

LiveBarn is Live or Coming Soon to many more venues in the US and Canada, click here to see a full list!

Don’t forget to submit your highlights for a chance to be featured in Plays of the Week videos!


1.   Create a LiveBarn account using the PROMO CODE: f0de-cb78

2.  Search for and select your venue.

3.  Select Live (for Live) or On Demand (for past games or to share/download clips) and select date and time.

TO SHARE: Pause video at time you would like 30-second clip to STOP, select social media or email, and share provided link

TO DOWNLOAD: Pause video, select download, press both download buttons and 30-minute video will download to your computer (for full game select multiple 30 minute sections)

Chevy Drive One Event

The 15U girls show off the check they earned for NUSE Hockey at the Kohls-Weelborg, Chevy Drive One event on Saturday, December 15.

NUSE Tournament Information


NUSE Hockey Day 2021!!


Need more Ice Time

Check out Links to Open Skate and Open Hockey. Players should check calendars often for changes.



Other Hockey Links...

Are you getting Emails from NUSE?

This time of the year the NUSE Association is sending a couple emails per week. If you are NOT receiving emails please reach out to Jen Waloch to let her know she can troubleshoot the problem. 

Jennifer Nelson

2018 Gun Calendar Raffle Winners

By the 5th of each Month, that Month's winners will be posted.

2019 Gun Raffle Calendar Winners

By the 5th of each Month, that Month's winners will be posted.


By the 5th of each month winners will be posted for that month.

Coaching Opportunities

Do you like hockey?  Do you enjoy coaching?  Can you motivate, inspire and have a good time with energetic hockey kids?  Try a season of being a NUSE Hockey coach!   

If interested, please contact Mike Peterson, NUSE Hockey Operations Committee Director or  Coaching Coordinator, Jason Rewitzer 507-276-2568 or



All are welcome to come.  See calendar on website for actual meeting dates.

All association members are able to submit any topics or solutions to be considered for the agenda each month. 

This is an opportunatity for everyone to get involved.

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