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ALL HANDS ON DECK!!  This Saturday, July 1st, at 9am, painting will begin in the Expo center and we could use your help!  Please bring rollers, 3/8” or ½” roller covers (pads), and disposable paint trays/liners.  If you are not able to help but are able to bring supplies (with initials on them) that would be beneficial also.  We would like to get as much of the painting/priming done that we can Saturday.  If you are able to help or have questions please contact Nathan at 605-295-1007.

Congratulations to our newly elected Officers and Directors!!

The OHA Board held their annual Officer and Director Election on Monday June 19th.  We would like to congratulate the winners of the election on their new positions.  OHA would also like to thank the outgoing Officers and Directors for all of their hard work and time for OHA.

Your newly elected Officers are:
Lee Axdahl -- Vice President (2 year term)
Lisa Gordon -- Treasurer (2 year term)
Tawnya Pfeifer -- Director of Players (2 year term)
Craig Davis -- Director of League Play (2 year term)
Gini Grannes -- Director of Fund Raising (2 year term)
Jim Wedin -- Director of Coaching (2 year term)
Lisa Lee -- Director of Communications (2 year term)

Summer Rec Hockey Programs available

Classes are designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey. Skaters will learn how to maneuver faster, be more agile on the ice, and improve their game skills. Proper skating techniques will be one focus of the program. Skaters will learn to be successful in game situations, stick handling, shooting skills and goalie fundamentals taught by experienced hockey players.

All classes will be held at the PAYSA rink.  Skaters must have full gear.

Session 1: June 5th - June 28th
Session 2: July 10th - August 2nd

Monday and Wednesday Times Ages Cost/per session
Power Skating 1:00pm -1:45pm 5-12 $50.00
Stick Handling and Shooting Skills 2:00pm - 2:45pm 5-12 $50.00
Hockey Concepts 3:00pm - 3:45pm 5-12 $50.00
Special Skills 4:00pm - 4:45pm 5-12 $50.00
All Four City Rec Programs 1:00pm - 4:45pm 5-12 $175.00

Power Skating for Hockey (REC)
Time is spent on developing individual skills such as backward skating, quick stops and starts, edge control and body positioning.

Stick Handling and Shooting skills
On-ice instruction focusing on puck control, agility, stationary and mobile stick-handling and developing skills to pass and shoot harder, quicker and more accurately.

Game concepts
Players will learn the roles and responsibilities of each position in the game of hockey while learning and practicing basic breakouts, neutral zone conversions, offensive and defensive strategies and other game concepts.

Special skills
Special skills program allows players to round out the day at the rink with fun activities such as shoot-outs, stick handling competitions, scrimmages, speed races, relay races and other fun on ice games.

* Registration and payment for City Summer Rec programs [Power Skating, Stick Handling and Shooting Skills, Hockey Concepts and Special Skills, or All Four Programs] must be done through the Pierre Parks and Recreation Online System, opens April 24th at 6 am!

* A minimum of 5 registrants are needed for City Summer Rec programs to be held

**Skaters enrolled in all four City Rec hockey programs arrive at the rink during the noon hour and can be picked up between 5:00 and 5:20.

Oahe Hockey is always looking for officials.

If you are looking to develop your understanding of the game, promote good sportsmanship, and acquire your volunteer hours (or even get paid) please contact Nathan Sanderson for more information.

Bleacher Removal

Black Hills Hockey Academy Aug. 7th - 11th, 2017

Led by Rapid City Rush defenseman Riley Weselowski, this camp works on everything from power skating, to puck handling and control, to shooting and scoring strategies, and game situations. Athletes will be dropped off in the morning and picked up in the afternoon.

Early Registration (before July 1st, 2017) is $350 for skaters and $250 for goalies. Registrations received after July 1st are $375 for skaters and $275 for goalies and will not receive a jersey.

Click the link below for more information or to register:

SDAHA is currently seeking an Executive Director

South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association is seeking applicants for the position of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of SD Hockey.  The Executive Director is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives and for its day-to-day operations. As such, he/she is in administers the policies and operations of SD Hockey in accordance with the policies and regulations established by the Board of Directors.

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