Date: Nov 9, 2017
The Minnesota Loons AAA Hockey club opens its first season in 2017 and tryouts are scheduled to begin this Monday, February 20th at the Burnsville Ice Center for 2003 and 2004 boys age levels. They will be hosting tryouts for 03 boys from 12:50pm-1:50pm and 04 boys from 2:00pm-3:00pm. The cost is $15 to tryout and the program’s philosophy is built around goal setting, skills, attention to detail, and high tempo practices.
Founder Cory Hunt has spent a lifetime in hockey and developed an undying passion for the game. He studies the game constantly and his goal is to develop each player on and off the ice as quality people. Hunt provides his players the opportunity to get better every day through hard work, determination, and attention to detail while delivering a fun environment on the ice.
Currently, Hunt works as the Director of Midwest Scouting for the Northeast Generals in the NAHL and has spent time with the Springfield Blues and the Michigan Warriors. Hunt has also spent the last five seasons as a scout for the New Ulm Steel in the NA3HL. His work has helped move on multiple players to the USHL, NAHL, Division I and Division III hockey.
The goaltenders are guided by Casey Rooney of Read React Hockey. Rooney’s staff has played and coached at a high level and are all former goaltenders. The goalies will have one-on-one coaching with the Rooney’s staff to help them become elite.
Players will set goals, develop, and improve upon their skill sets in a positive and fun environment. The Minnesota Loon AAA programs includes a total of 36 hours of high tempo, detail oriented skill based practices. Practices will be held twice a week for 1.5 hours. The hard work in practice will translate into our game schedule. Tournament Players will play in four total tournaments over the span of the summer. With 16-20 games on the tournament schedule, players will benefit from high end competition at their age level to push them to be better hockey players.
For players who do not want the four weekend commitment of the tournaments yet want to participate in the 36 hours of practice time, they can take the option of being a Skills Player. The Minnesota Loons AAA Hockey organization has a place and options for everyone.